• Information Specific to Winter 2022

    The Kirkwood School District has committed to in-person learning opportunities for all K-12 students, five days a week, for the 2021-2022 school year.  Any student enrolled in the Kirkwood School District who was also enrolled as a full-time student the previous semester can opt to take courses virtually through a MOCAP-approved vendor, in lieu of in-person learning through the district.  Launch is the preferred vendor for KSD, given past experiences for our students and a positive working relationship with their program.  In order to better support families with their decisions, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions and their answers.

    Launch operates in conjunction with the Springfield Public Schools calendar, with Winter 2022 classes starting on Tuesday, January 4.  Visit the Launch website for additional important dates.

    Students at Kirkwood High School are encouraged to contact your grade level guidance counselor with questions about virtual learning.  Some courses at KHS are available online through the Pioneer eLearning Academy, taught via Schoology by Kirkwood teachers.

    If you would like to request Launch programming for Winter 2022, please complete our Winter 2022 Registration Form

    Launch has launched a Parent Portal, their all-new feature for parents to stay up to date on their students’ progress in Launch virtual classes.  In the Parent Portal, guardians are able to see an overview of their students’ current grades and have access to quick links to navigate to the Canvas page for each course. Parents are also able to find guides and resources for supporting their virtual students, see a schedule of upcoming parent webinars presented by our very own National Board certified Launch counselors, and sign up to receive newsletters to stay up to date on all things Launch. Directions for signing up for a Launch Parent Portal account will be included with your child's Launch enrollment report.