Starting in the Spring 2023 semester, Sturgeon High School juniors and seniors will have the chance to earn college credit hours while still in high school. In a newly developed partnership with Moberly Area Community College (MACC), Sturgeon students can attend college classes on the MACC campus while still in high school, thus receiving a “taste of the college classroom.” Although students can take dual credit courses in the Sturgeon R-V classrooms as they have in the past, this is another avenue to receive college credits. Superintendent Melia Franklin expressed, “The Early College Program is designed for the students who are likely to pursue a college education after high school. Some of our students will leave Sturgeon Schools to join the workforce or military–and that is great. Others will seek some sort of post-high school education. Early College gives those students the opportunity to see themselves as college students.” Students will be transported to the Moberly campus in the hopes that the experience will ease the high school-to-college transition. According to High school Principal Jennifer Campbell, more than a dozen students have expressed an interest in the program.