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Missouri Innovation Campus

The Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC) is a one-of-a-kind program offering the most accelerated degree program in the country. It’s the result of a unique partnership between a K-12 school district and a University: Lee’s Summit R-7 School District (LSR7) and the University of Central Missouri (UCM). It also involves more than two dozen industry partners throughout the Silicon Prairie region. 

MIC serves as a basecamp for students whose study locations includes this campus, the workplace, and their home high schools. Classrooms and labs open directly onto shared communal space via sliding glass walls or simply retractable gates. Movement from one space to another is porous—much like a workplace where a palette of spaces offers variety and specificity for the activity at hand. Self-directed students are free to move from space to another—it’s not the one-size-fits-all flex classroom. This variety allows the building to support progressive teaching models—a pedagogical incubator. 

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Architecture Large: Merit


Lee's Summit R-7 School District


Lee's Summit, MO

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