• Interest Applications are  being accepted for the 2020-2021 school year at this time. 


    A partnership between KCPS and MCC – Penn Valley, Early College Academy (ECA) was developed for highly motivated KCPS high school students ready to leave the high school environment and participate in the rigor of full-time college. ECA students earn high school credits while also earning college credits as they attend full-time classes on the Penn Valley college campus. 


    The ultimate goal is for students to graduate with both their high school diploma and an Associate’s degree. With the first two years paid for by KCPS, students can then finish their Bachelor’s degree at a minimal cost.


    Steps for Submitting Interest Form Application

    Step 1

    Apply for admissions to MCC - Penn Valley as a high school student (FREE) at mcckc.edu/apply


    Step 2

    Take the Placement Test (FREE) in reading, writing and math at MCC Testing Center:

    • Must score in reading, 256 or higher
    • Must score in writing, 246 or higher
    • Must score in math, 241 or higher

    an ACT score of 21 or higher in Reading, English & Math.

    Testing Centers:

    MCC - Penn Valley Testing Center
    3201 SW Trafficway, Kansas City, MO 64111
    Testing hours: Wednesdays, 8:00 am to 7:00 pm

    MCC – Business and Technology Testing Center
    1775 N. Universal Ave, Kansas City, MO 64120
    (816) 604-1000
    Testing hours: Saturdays, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.


    Step 3

    Complete this form in its entirety. Test scores, letters of recommendation, and essays are required.

    Letter of Recommendation form can be found below.

    Two (2) essays are required for your application. Each essay must be a minimum of 500 words and typed in 12 pt font. Topics of you essays are the following subjects:
    1) How will earning a college degree enable you to reach your personal and career goals?
    2) Why should you be selected to attend the Early College Academy


    Step 4

    Enroll in KCPS district through the KCPS Online Application (You will receive a link to apply online after meeting eligibility requirements.)

    Please see below for the required documents you will need to complete your application.


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ECA Timeline and Required Documents