| 1927, August 2008|
Orange and black
6512 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64113, USA
Kansas City Public Schools
Paseo High School, University of Missouri, Rockhurst High School, Hogan Preparato Academy
Southwest Early College Campus, Southwest, SWECC is a university preparatory middle school and high school campus located at 6512 Wornall Road in Kansas City, Missouri, 64113, United States. It is part of the Kansas City, Missouri School District.
Southwest Early College Campus Wikipedia
Southwest Early College Campus was once Southwest High School of the district. It is in the Brookside neighborhood at 65th and Wornall, only two blocks from Border Star Montessori.
Students may earn from 20 to 60 college credits, having the opportunity to take college-level courses, and prepare for the rigors of college through a mix of training and relationships with professors and master teachers from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. By the time a student graduates from SWECC, they will have earned those hours of college credit from the university.
The SWECC campus allows students to utilize an on-site planetarium and science laboratories. The school offers a project-based curriculum with extended-day and extended-year opportunities.
The school opened in August 2008 for students in the 6th and 9th grade. The school later added grades 6, 7, 9, and 10.
This Early College Campus started with 240 students, and adds approximately another 240 every year.
After the closure of Westport High School in 2010, Southwest Early College Campus took over the attendance zone of Westport.
In late 2011, the school's partner institutions announced they would discontinue working with the school as they saw it as being unable to meet its obligations.Kansas City, Missouri School District
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
PREP-KC (Partnership for Regional Education Preparation - Kansas City)
Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute
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