Southwest Early College Campus

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Southwest Early College Campus
6512 Wornall Road
Kansas City
, Missouri
United States
Coordinates 39°00′35″N 94°35′39″W / 39.00969°N 94.59415°W / 39.00969; -94.59415Coordinates: 39°00′35″N 94°35′39″W / 39.00969°N 94.59415°W / 39.00969; -94.59415
Type Public
Established 1927, August 2008
School district KCMSD
Grades 7–12
Color(s)          Orange and black
Mascot Indians

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.

School background[edit]

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.[1][2]

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.[3]


Alumni of Southwest High School[edit]


  1. ^ "NEW school boundaries for 2010-2011 School Year." Kansas City, Missouri School District. Retrieved on January 20, 2011. "Southwest Early College Campus – (Assumes Westport High boundaries)"
  2. ^ "Kansas City Missouri School District 2010/2011 Southwest High School Boundary. Kansas City, Missouri School District. Retrieved on January 20, 2011.
  3. ^ Joe Robertson (28 October 2011). "Partners pull out of Southwest's early college program". Kansas City Star. 
  4. ^ "Richard Bloch's Biography". 

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