Why We Launch: Chillicothe

Savannah WaszczukGeneral

Administrators in Chillicothe weren’t looking for an online learning platform—they were looking for an online learning system. Launch was the perfect solution.

Dr. Jill Watkins, assistant principal at Chillicothe R-II School District, knew what her district needed while she was looking for online course providers. “Anyone can give us a platform,” Dr. Watkins says. “We wanted an online learning system. We were looking for something that was comprehensive, aligned to Missouri Learning Standards and had teachers who would provide support just as the teachers in our buildings do.” Dr. Watkins also liked how Launch could meet the needs of multiple types of learners. “We like that Launch can provide us with credit recovery and help us offer courses we aren’t able to offer with our seated teachers,” Dr. Watkins says.