Off-Campus Programs

  • Hickman Mills C-1 School District has a variety of partnerships that enable our students to attend programs off campus in order to gain early access to early college and career experiences. These programs include:

    MCC Business & Technology Campus Early College Engineering Program
    This program is open to 11 - 12 graders who are interested in pursuing a career in Engineering. Students attend the MCC BT campus for a half day, earning both high school and college credit (up to 24 hours). 

    Avila Teaching Methods Program
    Calling all teachers and early childhood professionals! Students who might be interested in working with tomorrow's youth should consider our Teacher Prep program. Students attend the Avila campus for one period per day, three days a week, and earn 6 college credit hours. Coursework includes:

    • 9th Grade - Discovering FACS
    • 10th Grade - Psychology & Child Development 1/2
    • 11th Grade - Southland CAPS Education Exploration
    • 12th Grade - Avila Teacher Prep (6 hours of paid college credit) & Cadet Teaching

    Herndon Career Center (located in Raytown)

    This program is open to 11th and 12th graders who are interested in a variety of career and technical careers. Students attend the Raytown Herndon Career Center for a half day, earning credit and certification in fields such as:

    • Automotive Collision/Technology, Industrial & Agriculture Mechanics
    • Construction Technology, Welding, Industrial Engineering
    • Advertising & Graphic Design, Cosmetology, Culinary Arts
    • Foundations of Nursing, Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Technician

    Southland CAPS (locations vary)

    This program is open to 11th and 12th graders who are interested in exploring possible careers in Animal Health Science, Education Exploration, Environmental Planning, or Technology Solutions. Students attend class at various business/industry partner sites for half days. Programs include:

    • Animal Health Science
    • Education Exploration
    • Environmental Planning
    • Technology Solutions

    Summit Technology Academy (Located in Lee's Summit)

    This program is open to 11th and 12th graders who are interested in a variety of technical studies. Students attend the Summit Technology Academy half days and earn both high school and college credit, as well as possible certifications, in:

    • Digital Electronics, Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Engineering
    • Network Engineering, Computer Science, Cybersecurity
    • Medical Interventions, Professional Nursing, Allied Health
    • International Studies, Teacher Prep Academy, Business Finance
    • Digital Media Technology


    Through our Small Learning Communities ("houses") students have the opportunity to be a part of several robust academies that are designed to prepare students for life after high school through dual credit hours, internships/job shadowing, credentialing programs, and industry mentoring. Our academies include:
    • Business & Finance Institute (BFI) - BFI is open to all students grades 9-12. Through this program, students visit various business/industry sites in Kansas City, go on college visits, have assigned business mentors, participate in an intensive summer experience, and can earn dual credit sponsorship.
    • Pathways to Technology @ Cerner - Pathways to Tech is open to students in grades 11-12. This program is held on the Cerner campus for half a day and is for students interested in technology related careers. Students earn college credit and have the opportunity to apply for an internship at Cerner.
    • Health Start - Health Start is open to students in grades 10-12 and is for those who are interested in careers in the health field. Students earn dual credit (fully paid) through MCC Penn Valley and have the opportunity to graduate with their CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) or Pharmacology Tech license.
    • Pathways to Design Academy (NEW in 2020-2021 school year) - This program is open to students in grades 10-12 who are interested in graphic design, marketing, or journalism. More details coming soon!
    • Law Academy - This is a paid summer internship program for students interested in possible careers in law. Applications come out in spring of each year and it is open to students in grades 10-12.