MCC's College Acceleration Program (CAP)
provide a jump-start for high school students
There are a variety of ways for students to earn college credit before graduating from high school. Students can enroll in dual credit (taught at the high school by high school instructors) courses, dual enrollment (taught at an MCC campus or online) courses, or participate in an Early College Academy (structured program with participating high schools, where students take several courses per semester at an MCC campus).
Many students benefit by obtaining work-ready credentials quickly to dive right into the workforce or by earning enough college credit to graduate with a high school diploma and Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree at the same time.
Find your partner campus
Our five campuses serve the greater Kansas City area. Several school districts partner with a specific MCC campus to serve their students' early college needs. Whether you are a homeschool student, private school student, or public school student, MCC has an early college program available for you.
Click on your school district or local career and technical center below to view available programs and partner campus.
Project Lead The Way
Project Lead The Way is a non-profit organization that provides transformative educational experiences for students PreK-12. PLTW creates engaging classroom environments to help empower and teach students variable ways to solve problems with real-world challenges. This organization is recommended for high school students planning to go to college or for those already attending MCC classes. Learn more about credit by exam for PLTW.