Flexibility for Fitness

Meet Marshfield High School senior Emma Cary, CrossFit’s 2019 “Fittest Teen on Earth,” who is entering her senior year with a full Launch schedule and plans to continue training and competing in CrossFit at the international level.

Introducing: Launch Next

Launch’s newest program expansion provides additional support for Missouri students in grades 1-12. We have some exciting news to share! Today we’re introducing Launch Next, a collection of new services designed to expand student opportunities far beyond the boundaries of …

Take a Hike!

When he isn’t working on his online classes, Jackson Baskins enjoys trekking dozens of miles on multi-day backpacking trips. Glendale High School (Springfield) junior Jackson Baskins is a fan of consistency. That’s why he decided to become a full-time online student …

Girl’s Got Grit

Recent Parkview High School graduate Alissa Schilling balanced a schedule of volunteering, working and learning with Launch—and she won local, state and regional Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year awards along the way.You probably wouldn’t have found 8-year-old …

Janna Elfrink, Launch’s Coordinator of Digital Learning, Announces Retirement; Launch Begins Accepting Applications to Fill Top-Tier Position

After devoting 27 years to a career in Missouri public education, Ms. Janna Elfrink will retire from Launch Virtual Learning effective June 30, 2021. In May 2019, Elfrink began her role as the Digital Learning Coordinator for Launch, the virtual …

Meet a Staffer: Dr. Brady Quirk, Principal

What’s it like to work for Launch? We spent a day following Dr. Brady Quirk, Launch’s Principal of Virtual Learning, to learn a bit about his role.7:24 a.m.: As many Launch team members are still arriving at the office, Dr. …

Launch, Camera, Action!

Meet Launch student Ezrah Noelle, a 17-year-old senior who spent many of her school-age years performing in Branson. Access Launch: When did you discover your love of performing?  Ezrah Noelle: I started singing, performing and competing in talent competitions when I …

The Launch Response: Providing Partners Flexibility

At Launch, we know offering quality content is only one part of the puzzle—learn how we have worked to best support districts and families both through the thick of the pandemic and today. Continued Flexibility. When all students were moved …

The Launch Response: Offering Elementary Programming

Developing K-5 programming was always a part of Launch’s plan—the COVID-19 pandemic moved it up on the timeline.”Once the pandemic began, we realized pretty quickly that there would be a need for a full-time elementary learning option across the state,” …