• Grades 9-12

    Students entering grades 9-12 have the opportunity to earn .5 unit of high school credit per class. Grades will be counted toward GPA and class rank. LAUNCH courses listed below are available June 3-30 (Semester 1) and July 6-31 (Semester 2). 

    Enroll for courses online until May 22 for June courses and June 26 for July courses. 

    Credit Advancement Course Descriptions: 

    ACT Prep (11-12)-LAUNCH-June 3-June 30/July 6-July 31 - The online course is designed to help familiarize students with the format of the ACT college entrance exam and test-taking strategies. The four sections of the test will be the basis of study; consequently, students will review, practice, and be tested on a variety of skills and concepts contained in the ACT. The class is best taken during the junior year. This course will give students the opportunity to earn a .5 unit of elective credit. 

    Health-LAUNCH-June 3-June 30/July 6-July 31 - In an online format, students will discuss concepts related to health that develop their mental, physical, and healthy lifestyle. They will incorporate those concepts into their everyday lives. This course will give students the opportunity to earn a .5 unit of Health credit. 

    Physical Fitness-LAUNCH-June 3-June 30/July 6-July 31 - Students in this Physical Fitness will gain an understanding and appreciation of the lifetime need for fitness. Students will participate in group and individual activities to develop all aspects of health-related fitness and the proper components of weight training principles. This course uses a combination of traditional assignments and logging exercise hours using wearable fitness trackers. This course will give students the opportunity to earn a .5 unit of physical education credit.

    A+ Virtual Tutoring-LAUNCH (11-12)-June 3-June 30/July 6-31 - Only students participating in A+ Program and meeting qualifications for the program may take this online course. Students must be a junior or a senior with a minimum 2.5 GPA. Students may only take the class one semester. This virtual course is designed for juniors or seniors to take in order to fulfill, or partially fulfill, the tutoring requirements for the A+ Program. The student will achieve hours by working with students directly in individual or small group virtual settings. This course will give students the opportunity to earn a .5 unit of elective credit. 

    Driver's Education (Classroom)-LAUNCH-June 3-June 30/July 6-July 31 - In an online format, students receive classroom instruction including coverage of the following subject areas:  Safe driving practices, traffic laws, defensive driving, insurance, emergency procedures, car maintenance, and foul weather driving.  Students will also receive instruction related to the Missouri Driver Guide and driving summer program after the course is completed. This course will give students the opportunity to earn a .5 unit of elective credit. 

    Personal Finance (10-12)-LAUNCH-June 3-June 30/July 6-July 31 - In an online format, students will learn how to maximize their earnings, create a budget, plan for major expenditures, save for the future, invest wisely, and keep financial records.  Students will learn about banking, taxes, credit, insurance, the stock market, and retirement accounts. All of these skills are essential for productive citizenship. This course will give students the opportunity to earn a .5 unit of credit for personal finance. 

    Fine Arts Appreciation: Music-LAUNCH-June 3-June 30/July 6-July 31 - This online course will introduce you to music of the 20th century and how it affected the culture of America. Units to be covered may include, but not be limited to Jazz, Rock n Roll, Motown, and Hip Hop. This course gives the opportunity to earn a .5 unit of Fine Art credit. This course does not replace the Art Fundamentals prerequisite for other Art coursework.

    Fine Arts Appreciation: Art-LAUNCH-June 3-June 30/July 6-July 31 - This online course will introduce you to visual art ideas as they relate to the history and context in which art is made. Students will interact with art through the lens of a tourist, a critic and a curator through activities that include virtually visiting museums around the world, blogging, and curating a virtual exhibition. This course gives the opportunity to earn a .5 unit of Fine Art credit.  This course does not replace the Art Fundamentals prerequisite for other Art coursework.

    Creative Writing I and II-LAUNCH-June 3 to June 30 - In an online format, students will generate major independent writing projects in addition to daily writing exercises in poetry and prose, including emphases in characterization, dialogue, and formal verse.  Evaluation of peer and published writing is another component of this course.  NOTE:  This course does not replace a Core ELA requirement.  This course will give students the opportunity to earn a .5 unit of English credit. 

    Film as Literature I and II-LAUNCH-June 3-June 30/July 6-July 31 - Students will read about the history of film, the reflection or influence of film on the culture, and issues of interpretation, production, and adaptation. Students will examine the visual interpretation of literary techniques and the limitations or special capacities of film versus text to present a literary work.  NOTE: This course does not replace a Core ELA requirement.  This course will give students the opportunity to earn a .5 unit of English credit. 

    Credit Recovery Courses: 

    A student can recover credit for a course or courses that have been failed at the high school level.  Students will be enrolled in an online course with the assistance of their counselor.  Lincoln County R-III has partnered with LAUNCH to provide credit recovery opportunities.  LAUNCH courses will occur from June 3 to June 30 and July 6 to July 31.  A student will complete and demonstrate knowledge in specialized units designated by the LAUNCH instructor. These units are determined by the results of a pre-assessment given at the beginning of the course.  

    • Algebra 1 (Semester 1 and 2)
    • Geometry (Semester 1 and 2)
    • Algebra 2 (Semester 1 and 2)
    • American Government (Semester 1 and 2)
    • American History (Semester 1 and 2)
    • World History-Western Civ (Semester 1 and 2)
    • Physics First (equivalent to Physical Science) (Semester 1 and 2)
    • Biology (Semester 1 and 2)
    • English 1 (Semester 1 and 2)
    • English 2 (Semester 1 and 2)
    • English 3 (Semester 1 and 2)
    • English 4 (Semester 1 and 2)

     

    For questions prior to May 20, please reach out to your child’s school counselor. Should questions arise after May 20, please reach out to Michele Gilbert at gilbertm@troy.k12.mo.us

    We look forward to working with you and your child throughout the summer months!