Launch Student Stories


What’s it like to learn with Launch? Learn from students statewide.

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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Puck, Pass, Class!

by Caitlin Seiler

Thanks to a full-time courseload with Launch, Northwest High School student Alac Gamble is spending his senior year playing hockey in the Windy City.Access Launch: How long have you been a Launch student? Alac Gamble: Last semester was...

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Welcome to the Club

by Caitlin Seiler

Springfield Public Schools student, Alissa Schilling, was recently named Boys & Girls Club Youth of the Year for Springfield and the state of Missouri. Learn how Launch courses have helped her make an impact on her community.Alissa...

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Finding Balance

by Savannah Waszczuk

Warrensburg High School junior Alexis Jeffrey is a two-time USAG Junior Olympics Champion and an Elite-level gymnast. Read on to learn how the UCLA-bound athlete balances a life of competitions and coursework with the help of Launch’s...

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Change of Course

by Savannah Waszczuk

Springfield Public Schools student Savannah Hollan went from a life of playing volleyball and attending sporting events to learning she had a cancerous brain tumor. Learn how Launch allows her to continue her high school education....

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