BSSD, MSU Open Doors

BSSD, MSU Open Doors
Posted on 09/13/2019
BSSD, MSU Dual Credit
The Blue Springs School District has partnered with Missouri State University to provide dual credit scholarships to qualifying students. The scholarships will allow eligible students to take up to six hours of dual credit per semester at no charge.
The partnership includes the Liberty, Smithville and North Kansas City school districts along with BSSD.
Dual credit courses allow high school students to earn high school and college credits simultaneously. The scholarship is available to qualifying students on free and reduced lunch who take dual credit courses through MSU. The program will make college more accessible, improve workforce readiness and support a statewide push to increase the number of Missourians with a college degree.
Research shows that students who complete college dual credit courses in high school are more likely to pursue and complete two-year and four-year degrees following high school.
“We thank MSU for its dedication to providing educational opportunities for all students,” said Blue Springs Deputy Superintendent Annette Seago. “This partnership opens pathways for our students, which will allow them the experience to both explore future careers and earn college credit. It’s partnerships like these that give our students an advantage for their future.”