For parents interested in a full-time synchronous online option (offering live Zoom classes), Columbia Public Schools has partnered with online provider LAUNCH. Students enrolled in the LAUNCH program remain CPS students.
For elementary students, the program features the following:
- Live daily Zoom instruction in reading, writing, and math (plus a daily integrated science, social studies, and health lesson)
- Weekly physical education, music, and art lessons
- Full-time teacher support that follows Missouri’s recommended class size
- Social-emotional and counseling lessons provided by a certified school counselor
For secondary students, the program features synchronous (featuring live Zoom sessions) classes in the four core subject areas of English, math, science, and social studies. Middle school and high school students taking synchronous core classes fill out their schedules with asynchronous elective courses.
Please note that if your child has an IEP, the IEP team must meet to consider the request before enrollment in LAUNCH.
If you have questions regarding LAUNCH, please contact Dr. Tim Majerus. Dr. Majerus can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or 573-214-3987.