Wrangling School & Rodeo

Savannah WaszczukAccess Launch, Why I Launch

A full-time Launch schedule allows Raymore-Peculiar middle school student Alaina Gatz time to train and participate in rodeos nationwide. Alaina Gatz has a different morning routine than most eighth graders. “After I wake up, I go out and check on … Read More

Course Highlights: Physical Education

Caitlin SeilerCourse Highlights

Summer is here, and perhaps we’ve never needed sunshine, warm weather and the ability to get outside more than we do right now! For a lot of us, more time spent outside means more physical activity—whether it’s walking the dog, … Read More

Partnering for Performance

Savannah WaszczukAccess Launch

The Springfield Little Theatre Academy partners with Launch to offer pre-professional track performing arts students academic courses. As the Education Director at Springfield Little Theatre (SLT), Lorianne Dunn had a dream. “I wanted a flexible academic option that would support … Read More

Course Highlights: Health

Caitlin SeilerCourse Highlights

Fueled by Launch fitness and health items like fruit, scales, weights, and tape measure for health and online courses

Health is a hot topic these days. Whether we’re talking about mental health and self-care, the latest fitness trend, or living in the middle of a global pandemic — it’s important stuff! That’s probably why you’re required to take a … Read More

Puck, Pass, Class!

Caitlin SeilerStudent Q&A

Thanks to a full-time courseload with Launch, Northwest High School student Alac Gamble is spending his senior year playing hockey in the Windy City. Access Launch: How long have you been a Launch student? Alac Gamble: Last semester was my … Read More

Meet a Staffer: Shelby Blankenship

Savannah WaszczukAccess Launch, Meet a Staffer

What’s it like to work for Launch? We joined Launch Registrar Shelby Blankenship for a day of shipping Chromebooks, delivering Garmins and requesting records. 7:40 a.m.: Shortly after arriving at the Launch office, Shelby logs in to her computer and … Read More

Welcome to the Club

Caitlin SeilerSuccess Stories

Springfield Public Schools student, Alissa Schilling, was recently named Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year for Springfield and the state of Missouri. Learn how Launch courses have helped her make an impact on her community. Alissa Schilling was … Read More

Meet a Staffer: Kim Spence

Caitlin SeilerMeet a Staffer

Kim Spence’s passion for kids and connecting with teachers statewide makes her the perfect fit for the role of Launch’s new Assistant Principal. Meet her here. Tell us about your background in education. I spent the first year of my … Read More