What is Launch?
“Online classes free up more time in my schedule for me to do internships or extra curricular activities.”
-Maggie, Online Learner
“Launch gives students new skills and allows them to be flexible to choose when they want to learn.”
– Scott, Online Instructor
“Thanks to Canvas Mastery Paths we are now able to offer students personalized learning that we never before thought possible.”
– Amanda, Course Writer
“You don’t have to sit in an hour long class to learn something you can learn in 10-20 minutes… you still get the work done at your own pace.”
– Hayden, Online Learner
Modern learners are digital learners. Whatever path a student chooses following post secondary education, the ability to learn online will be critical to success.
Currently, many Missouri school districts and parents lack access to high-quality, virtual programming developed using Missouri Learning Standards, taught by Missouri educators. School districts and parents also lack access to courses needed by students but are unavailable at the local level. Frequently, private, for-profit corporations providing virtual courses lack quality support for students and districts and are not designed using Missouri Learning Standards.
Launch can meet specific school challenges and student need, including providing:
- Alternatives for scheduling conflicts
- Access to hard to find courses and teachers
- Electives and accelerated options
- Flexibility for homebound and at-risk students
- Credit recovery programs
- Solutions for over-crowded classes
- Options for students who are medically fragile
With a fully comprehensive high school catalog and dozens of electives, AP and credit recovery offerings to choose from, students can find the education perfect for them!
Three Delivery Methods
Traditional Virtual courses are NCAA and MSHSAA approved and start and stop with the traditional calendar. Final exams require proctored online video conferencing, and all course progress is monitored using Dropout Detective.
Credit Recovery offers a way to make-up credit with courses that are MSHSAA approved and have flexible start dates. Priority standards are assessed at 80% mastery and course progress is monitored using Dropout Detective.
*All Launch courses are taught by Missouri teachers who meet DESE "Highly Qualified" status. Courses follow DESE class size standards of students per instructor.
Virtual Course Access for Missouri Students, Designed, Developed and Delivered by Missouri Educators
What You Get with Launch
All Launch courses are taught by Missouri teachers who meet DESE “Highly Qualified” status. Courses follow DESE class size standards of students per instructor, and Canvas Mastery Paths allows personalized instruction to meet individual student needs.