Quality Recognition

Savannah WaszczukBreaking News, General

Global organization Quality Matters (QM) recognizes Launch and Springfield Public Schools for developing quality virtual courses that impact student success.

On Monday, October 28, Launch and Springfield Public Schools were recognized in the 2019 QM Making a Difference for Students Awards by Quality Matters, a global organization that leads quality assurance in online and innovative digital teaching and learning environments. The organization named Springfield Public Schools the institution winner in the “Outstanding Impact by a K-12 Organization or Individual” category. 

According to a press release from QM, the awards were created to recognize individuals and groups that exemplify QM’s focus on student learning through the implementation of QM standards, practices and processes that demonstrate impact on student success. This recognition stemmed from SPS’s development, implementation and operation of Launch, a virtual learning platform designed, developed and delivered by Missouri educators. “We are honored to receive this award and recognition for our high quality courses from an organization we respect so much,” says Dr. Lemmon, Digital Learning Coordinator at Springfield Public Schools. “Both the Launch development team and the SPS curriculum team are dedicated to quality, and this recognition honors this commitment.”

In addition to the impact Launch is making for the tens of thousands of students at Springfield Public Schools, Launch is impacting the lives of hundreds of thousands of students statewide—Launch currently works with 234 partner school districts in Missouri, and more than 500,000 students in Missouri have access to Launch’s virtual courses. “Our dedication to designing, developing, and delivering quality courses for the partners we serve has never been more important,” Dr Lemmon says. “We are honored to work with so many students statewide.” 

Across the globe, QM links organizations in the common language of quality to deliver on the promise of online learning for students, educators and parents, and the community represents more than 1,200 committed member institutions. To learn more about Quality Matters, visit qualitymatters.org.