An Alternate Route

Savannah WaszczukAccess Launch, Meet a Staffer

Josh Douglas, Launch’s full-time Social Studies teacher, shares how 18 years in alternative education prepared him to teach online. I’ve been teaching for Springfield Public Schools for 18 years. I went to Missouri State University and majored in History, and … Read More

Ticket to Ride

Savannah WaszczukAccess Launch, Why I Launch

Thanks to Launch’s online course offerings, Grain Valley High School junior Tyler Hagan is able to keep up on his school work as he competes in BMX races nationwide. Tyler Hagan discovered his passion for BMX riding at age 7. … Read More

Making Sense of Struggle

Savannah WaszczukAccess Launch, Success Stories

After living in foster care and later being moved to a group home, Felicity Winfield lacked the determination she needed to finish high school. Thanks to positive encouragement and a few Launch courses, she got on the right track and … Read More

Partnering to Provide: Leading the Online Classroom

Savannah WaszczukAccess Launch

Launch works with more than 100 highly qualified teachers statewide to provide our online students with the very best instruction and support. How do we teach thousands of virtual learners all over Missouri? By hiring hundreds of highly qualified teachers … Read More

Partnering to Provide: Inside HQ

Savannah WaszczukAccess Launch

Each day, nearly two dozen employees report to the Launch headquarters to build and instruct virtual courses and provide support for partner district administrators, parents and students. Based in the administration building at Springfield Public Schools, the Launch headquarters is … Read More

Partnering to Provide: New, For You

Savannah WaszczukAccess Launch

As Launch continues to create new partnerships with school districts statewide, we also add to our team and update roles and responsibilities to best support staff and students. Student Services

Dixon Learns With Launch

Savannah WaszczukAccess Launch, Student Q&A

In addition to his seated schedule at Cassville Middle School, advanced eighth grader Dixon Reid took Geometry online with Launch. Access Launch: How did you learn that you could take a Launch class online? Dixon Reid: We were trying to … Read More

Launching Our Quality

Savannah WaszczukAccess Launch, Course Highlights

With two official Quality Matters-certified reviewers on the team and two nationally recognized courses in our catalog, Launch is proud to build and offer courses that meet the design standards of Quality Matters. At Launch, we never really say we … Read More

Partnering to Provide: Statewide Expansion

Savannah WaszczukAccess Launch

In summer 2019, Launch opened offices in St. Louis and Kansas City to better support area partner districts and students. While many for-profit companies aim to provide school districts with online courses, Launch strives for more. We don’t simply want … Read More