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Career & Education Planning

Career & Educational Planning Guide

LSR7 helps you prepare for your school career...and beyond

Advanced studies programs. Specialized learning opportunities. Career exploration infused throughout the K-12 experience.

In LSR7, we prepare students for successful futures. Our academic programs provide a wealth of opportunities for students to explore possible careers and seek out learning experiences to support their unique interests and talents.

High School Courses: View high school courses by subject.

Middle School Courses and Programming: Access middle school programming.

Advanced Studies: See programs designed to meet the needs of academically talented students.

Specialized Career Ed Programs: See options for off-campus specialized workforce training.

Diploma Plus Program

Diploma Plus is LSR7's career-ready initiative to ensure all LSR7 students graduate with market-value assets such as internships, college credit and advanced certifications.

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Weston H. measures liquids into a test tube during General Biology. Weston H. is taking three classes this semester through LSR7's partnership with Metropolitan Community College: Longview.

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Giah B. adjusts the foot of a sewing machine in Ms. Missy Vandeusen's Discovering FACS class at Summit Lakes Middle School. Students take FACS classes to gain new skills and discover their passions.

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Lee's Summit North broadcasting students used their knowledge of video production in a Client-connected Project to help Hillcrest Thrift Store film a training video for volunteers. 

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Alexas G. sorts merchandise during her internship at Made In KC.

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Students in the Lee's Summit North Stagecraft class study for and take the OSHA certification test, the standard safety certification for all workplace environments.

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Regan O. carries cash for the register from the Faulkner's Ranch office building. Regan O. has a paid internship at Faulkner's Ranch, where she is responsible for the daily operations of the business, including managing staff and setting up the registers. When she graduates, Regan will earn an internship credential through the LSR7 Diploma Plus program.

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Summit Technology Academy Assistant Principal Jeff Nevinski shows an Aerospace student a flight simulator at STA.

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A student engages in welding at Lee's Summit North.

Meet Owen, Graphic Designer

Meet Braeden, Future ER Nurse

LSR7 Career Paths: Forge a path that is uniquely you.

Arts & Communications. Business Management & Technology. Health Services. Human Services. Industrial & Engineering Technology. Natural Resources.

LSR7 career paths include clusters of courses, programs and learning opportunities that serve as a plan for all students that support their interests, abilities, talents or desired levels of education.

With career paths, students will have areas of focus along with flexibility and a variety of ideas to pursue as they make decisions regarding course selection through career paths. 

View Career Paths

Seal of Biliteracy

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The Missouri Seal of Biliteracy is an award granted by a local district to recognize a student who has attained proficiency in English and one or more other world language(s) before high school graduation.

R-7 Online Academy

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We've expanded our year-round online school and are serving students across the state. Explore R-7 Online Academy.

A+ Scholarship Program

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The Lee's Summit A+ Schools Program provides students who meet rigorous achievement criteria to receive reimbursement for the cost of tuition and general fees while attending a Missouri public community college or vocational/technical school on a full-time basis.

Specialized Career Education Programs

On top of our comprehensive curriculum, advanced studies opportunities and career pathway coursework, LSR7 students can pursue specialized workforce training through multiple off-campus programs.

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Summit Technology Academy

Summit Technology Academy is an innovative and advanced experience that prepares high school juniors and seniors for college and career success through half-day extension programs at the Missouri Innovation Campus. 


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Early College Program

The Early College Program (ECP) is a dual enrollment program offering students the opportunity to earn up to 30 hours of college credit taken at the Metropolitan Community College, Longview Campus. Courses taken through ECP count for high school and college credit. 


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Cass Career Center

CASS Career Center is one of Missouri's foremost public career and technical schools serving secondary and adult students. Located in Harrisonville, MO, CCC is noted for consistently producing life-ready graduates prepared to step into various high-quality in-demand workforce training and college degree pathways. 


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Herndon Career Center

Herndon Career Center is a career and technical high school based out of Raytown C-2 Schools that offers high-quality, in-demand workforce training, college preparation and entrepreneurial programs.

Southland CAPS

Southland CAPS is also housed at Herndon Career Center. The Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) represents the collaboration of education, business and community, providing students with a unique, immersive experience, resulting in highly skilled, adaptable, global innovators and leaders.