Take a Hike!

by Savannah Waszczuk

When he isn’t working on his online classes, Jackson Baskins enjoys trekking dozens of miles on multi-day backpacking trips. Glendale High School (Springfield) junior Jackson Baskins is a fan of consistency. That’s why he decided to...

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Wrangling School & Rodeo

by Savannah Waszczuk

A full-time Launch schedule allows Raymore-Peculiar middle school student Alaina Gatz time to train and participate in rodeos nationwide.Alaina Gatz has a different morning routine than most eighth graders. “After I wake up, I go out...

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Ticket to Ride

by Savannah Waszczuk

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. ......

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Chasing a Dream

by Savannah Waszczuk

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...

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A Balancing Act

by Savannah Waszczuk

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...

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Launch Your Dream

by Savannah Waszczuk

Central High School student Evan Parker earned his International Baccalaureate Diploma and is headed to Yale this fall, and he did it all with the help of Launch. Evan Parker is a bright kid with an even brighter future—after he ......

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Going the Distance

by Savannah Waszczuk

 Hillcrest High School student Sophya Batista takes Launch classes online to make time for the other most important thing in her life: boxing. Driven. That’s the one word that best sums up Sophya Batista, a student at Springfield’s...

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