The High School/College Partnership (HS/CP) dual credit program has grown from having two faculty members and serving two high schools in 1979 to now serving 65 schools and having as faculty more than 220 Master Teachers. Another 40 high school faculty are currently enrolled in graduate course work at UMKC and MU to qualify to teach UMKC courses in their high schools for dual credit. HS/CP currently offers more than 90 courses in 19 disciplines and, in AY 2008-09, more than 4,700 different students took HS/CP courses.
Three women have served as directors: Anna Larkin (1979-2004), Tammy Green (2004-2006), and Lynne Clawson-Day (2006-present). Curators Distinguished Teaching Professor Charles Wurrey (Chemistry) was instrumental in getting the program started.
The program brings more than 5,000 students to campus each year for competitions, workshops and guest lectures. One such event was the Foreign Language Fair held on October 6, 2009 – the 11th in the yearly series.
- HS/CP was the first accredited program in Missouri. To see what accrediting requires, go to http://nacep.org