100 Strong

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On September 24, Norborne R-VIII School District became Launch’s 100th partner. “Provide equal course access to all Missouri students, regardless of zip code.” This has been one of Launch’s main goals since we began offering online courses to students across … Read More

Teacher Talk: Kazumi Holcomb

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Kazumi Holcomb, a native of Japan, shares the story behind developing and teaching Launch’s Japanese I and II courses. I was born in Japan. My hometown is called Yokohama, which is the second largest city. I went to college also … Read More

Why We Launch: Everton

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While the Everton School District is small in size, it aims to provide big opportunities for students—Launch helps by greatly expanding the high school’s course catalog.   Every August, Mr. Kip Spalding welcomes a group of Everton High School freshmen … Read More

Driver Education, Fueled by Launch

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As multiple public Missouri school districts struggle to staff and offer Driver Education to students, Launch provides a solution for partner districts statewide. As we continually visit public school districts across the state, we’re hearing more and more of a … Read More

Launch Expands AP/dual credit course offerings

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Launch’s new Advanced Placement (AP) Program/dual credit courses serve college-bound students seeking a more rigorous curriculum. Launch began offering multiple new courses with the start of the fall 2018 semester, including multiple AP/dual credit options. “We need these teachers to … Read More

Why We Launch: Marshfield

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The administrative team at Marshfield High School values Launch courses for a variety of reasons, including the way they can help non-traditional students. A little more than a year ago, Marshfield High School student Katelynn Creson walked into her counselor’s … Read More

Why I Launch: Evan Parker

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Central High School student Evan Parker earned his International Baccalaureate Diploma and is headed to Yale this fall, and he did it all with the help of Launch. Evan Parker is a bright kid with an even brighter future—after he … Read More

Navigating Senate Bill 603

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Navigating Senate Bill 603

What do Missouri’s modified virtual education provisions mean for your school district? We break down SB 603 and explain how Launch offers a solution to the new legislation. “We are purpose driven. We are not profit driven.” As Springfield Public … Read More

Launch Success Stories: Becca Lewis

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Life stacked all odds against Hillcrest High School student Becca Lewis, but she didn’t give up. After a rocky, unattainable start to her senior year, Becca began taking Launch online classes and was able to earn her high school diploma. … Read More

A Day in the Life of a Launch Staffer

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What’s it like to run a virtual school? Follow Launch’s Design and Support Specialist, Jared Chester, for a slice of life inside of our offices. Phone calls. Log in issues. Custom design work. Explaining how you can learn to drive … Read More