Launch Student Stories


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

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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Defying the Odds

by Savannah Waszczuk

Rosalind Johnson’s world was turned upside down when she learned her mother had cancer, and her school work suffered. Thanks to Launch and a partnership with Missouri Options, Rosalind was able to graduate. Rosalind Johnson was always...

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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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A Second Chance

by Savannah Waszczuk

Life stacked all odds against Hillcrest High School student Becca Lewis, but she didn’t give up. After a rocky, unattainable start to her senior year, Becca began taking Launch online classes and was able to earn her high school diploma. ......

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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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