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KCPS Early College Academy

  • Paula Schaaf
  • Coordinator of Early College Programs
  • (816) 604-4059

Program Description

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.

Services Provided

  • College transition and retention support


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 0
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 46
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • Less than 25%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 100%