The Details on Dual Credit

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Launch partners with Missouri State University and Drury University to offer students dual credit options. When it comes to the benefits of taking a dual credit course in high school, the list is quite long. Students are exposed to advanced … Read More

Summer Learning for Every Student: Camdenton

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A summer job and off-season colorguard activities helped Camdenton High School student Carmalita Leuenberger earn her Launch PE credit. Meet Carmalita Leuenberger. The Camdenton High School sophomore worked and attended an off-season band camp last summer, and she earned her … Read More

Summer Learning for Every Student: Jackson

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Jackson High School student Charles Collins attended Boys State—and four other leadership academies—last summer, all while taking Launch’s government course online. It would be hard to find a student more motivated than Jackson High School’s Charles Collins. “I always joke … 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

Launch Teacher Profile: Megan Walcher

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Taking Science Statewide Megan Walcher combines her love of science and passion for teaching to instruct Launch’s Earth Science, Astronomy and AP Physics courses. “My dad was in the military. I grew up in California, but then my dad actually broke … 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