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

College Credit at No Cost

Savannah WaszczukBreaking News, General

Qualifying Launch students can benefit from free dual credit courses with Missouri State University. Attention Launch partner districts: We have exciting news to share! For the Fall 2019 semester, Missouri State University is piloting a program to provide dual credit … Read More

200 Districts Strong

Savannah WaszczukBreaking News

Launch works with 200 Missouri school districts to offer quality virtual courses designed, developed and delivered by Missouri educators. “Provide equal course access to all Missouri students, regardless of zip code.” This has been one of Launch’s purpose-driven motives since … Read More

Teacher Q&A: Bethany Kelly

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Bethany Kelly, a Springfield Public Schools teacher who teaches Launch’s Fine Arts Appreciation: Visual Art course, shares her favorite things about teaching for Launch. What is your favorite thing about teaching for Launch? I love the flexibility that Launch gives … Read More

Teacher Q&A: Timothy Scego

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Timothy Scego, who has taught Launch’s U.S. History, Liberty & Law and World History courses, shares his passion for instructing online. Where do you teach? I teach for Launch online, and I teach seated courses at Reeds Spring R-IV High … Read More

Teacher Q&A: William Thomas

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Launch’s Astronomy teacher William Thomas shares his passion for teaching Missouri students online.  What have you taught/what are you currently teaching for Launch? Astronomy What do you teach seated, and where do you teach? Biology (regular and honors), Physics First … Read More

Chasing a Dream

Savannah WaszczukAccess Launch, Why I Launch

By enrolling in Launch courses, Kirkwood High School student Spike Kohlbecker was able to follow his racing career overseas. When Kirkwood student Spike Kohlbecker was offered the opportunity to travel overseas to race in the New Zealand Formula Ford National … Read More

Nevertheless, She Persisted

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While Savannah Gibbs was presented with a series of challenges as she entered high school, she always found a way to carry on. Learn how Launch helped her find a path to earning her high school diploma, despite an unexpected … Read More

Engaging Middle School Learners

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An eighth grade student at Springfield Public Schools shares what it’s like to learn online while in middle school, and why she’s learning online again this summer. While many high schools statewide offer students virtual course access, another question is … Read More