Launch Success Story: Ian Irven

Savannah WaszczukSuccess Stories

Thanks to Launch’s credit recovery courses and the Missouri Option Program, Central High School student Ian Irven was able to earn his high school diploma after missing an entire year of classes. Ian Irven never minded attending school when he … Read More

What’s New: Expanded Summer 2019 Course Offerings

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Launch’s team of curriculum coordinators and digital developers is constantly working to expand our course catalog. Read about the newest offerings that will be available to students statewide starting this summer. American Baseball History Baseball fans—this class is for you! … Read More

Why We Launch: Ava

Savannah WaszczukWhy We Launch

Dr. Teresa Nash, Ava High School Principal, discusses how Launch provides a great opportunity for first-time virtual learners. Today’s learners are basically guaranteed to take online courses when they reach college—Dr. Teresa Nash, Principal at Ava High School, says she … Read More

Launching Our Quality

Savannah WaszczukBreaking News

Launch’s Personal Finance course received a nationally recognized Quality Matters Certification Mark for meeting course design standards in an Official Quality Matters peer review. At Launch, Quality Assurance Specialist Dr. Meghan Roe and Senior Digital Developer Linda Ayres work with … Read More

A Day in the Life of a Launch Staffer

Savannah WaszczukMeet a Staffer

What’s it like to work for Launch? We joined Counselor Rebekah Bartels for a day of calls and conversations with Launch’s online students. 7:28 a.m.: As Launch Counselor Rebekah Bartels walks across the Launch office to fill her coffee cup, … Read More

Launch Teacher Q&A: Paige Duda

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Meet Paige Duda, Launch’s Earth Science teacher who also teaches full-time at Springfield Catholic High School.  Launch: Where do you teach full time? Springfield Catholic High School Launch: What do you teach full time? AP Biology, and I’m also an … Read More

Launch Teacher Q&A: Sara Edwards

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Get to know Dr. Sara Edwards, Webb City High School’s Library Media Specialist who instructs Geometry for Launch.  Launch: How many years have you been a teacher? Sara Edwards: This is my 17th year in education. Launch: What’s your favorite thing … Read More

Launch teacher profile: Bethany Laws

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Launch Business Teacher Bethany Laws values the time she spends working one-on-one with students.  Spending more than six years in post-secondary education helped Bethany Laws discover her true passion: spending one-to-one time with students. “I was an academic advisor and … Read More

Launch Teacher Profile: Matt Burke

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Matt Burke, who teaches for Launch and works as a Graduation Advisor, shares his passion for connecting with students. After graduating from Southwest Baptist University, Matt Burke moved from a quiet corner of southwest Missouri to the hustling, bustling borough … Read More