Why We Launch: Chillicothe

Savannah WaszczukWhy We Launch

Administrators in Chillicothe weren’t looking for an online learning platform—they were looking for an online learning system. Launch was the perfect solution. Dr. Jill Watkins, assistant principal at Chillicothe R-II School District, knew what her district needed while she was … Read More

Why I Launch: Dixon Reid

Savannah WaszczukWhy I Launch

Dixon Reid, an advanced eighth grade student at Cassville Middle School, was able to take Geometry with Launch from the convenience of his Cassville Middle School campus. SUBMITTED BY MINDI ARTHERTON After completing advanced math coursework, teachers at Cassville Middle … Read More

Why We Launch: Republic

Savannah WaszczukWhy We Launch

Administrators in the Republic School District aim to give their students as many opportunities as possible—that’s why they made Launch courses available to all high school students.  At Republic High School, College and Career Counselor Brittany Bowser shares the story … Read More

Why I Launch: Kloey Monthei

Savannah WaszczukWhy I Launch

During her summer break, Republic High School freshman Kloey Monthei was both a star and a student—the national-level pageant princess earned her PE I credit with Launch. Kloey Monthei has been competing in pageants since age 6. “I started out … Read More

Why We Launch: Rockwood

Savannah WaszczukWhy We Launch

While it’s home to some of the largest schools in St. Louis and among the largest systems in the state, the Rockwood School District works to meet the individualized needs of each of its 20,000+ learners. Last summer, the district … Read More

Why We Launch: Brentwood

Savannah WaszczukWhy We Launch

While many of the public and private schools in St. Louis are among the largest in the state, Brentwood is small but mighty—it has less than 1,000 students K-12. How does it compete? “We hoped the addition of Launch would … Read More

Launch Success Stories: Gina Bain

Savannah WaszczukSuccess Stories

Gina Bain, a junior at Albany High School, says Launch provides her with course access she otherwise wouldn’t have. High school juniors often enroll in classes like chemistry and astronomy to fulfill their yearly schedule’s science credit. Gina Bain, a … Read More

Why We Launch: Albany

Savannah WaszczukWhy We Launch

No Missouri student’s learning should be limited by zip code—Launch provides online course access to thousands of students in dozens of small school districts sprinkled throughout the state. Learn how it works in Albany, which has more than 60 of … Read More

A Day in the Life of a Launch Staffer

Savannah WaszczukUncategorized

What’s it like to run a virtual school? We joined Launch Quality Assurance Specialist Dr. Meghan Roe for a day of editing in online education. 7:41 a.m.: Dr. Meghan Roe glances at a spreadsheet on her laptop before she makes … Read More

Launch Success Stories: Rosalind Johnson

Savannah WaszczukSuccess Stories

Rosalind Johnson’s world was turned upside down when she learned her mother had cancer, and her school work suffered. Thanks to Launch and a partnership with Missouri Options, Rosalind was able to graduate. Rosalind Johnson was always the happy kid … Read More