Launch Virtual Academy

Our Mission

Launch Virtual Academy aims to create a unique online learning experience built on:

  • Relationships
  • Flexibility
  • Personalized Learning
  • Live Teacher Support
  • Engaging Curriculum

Our Opportunities

Launch Virtual Academy provides the best of traditional and personalized online learning.

We provide: 

  • Access to a full menu of classes [including advanced (AP) and career technical education (CTE) courses] 
  • Flexible schedule 
  • Live Academic Sessions with credentialed teachers 
  • Small Class Sizes (25-1) 
  • Personalized Academic Support and Tutoring

Our Origins

Launch Virtual Academy was conceptualized in 2016 with the goal of providing a unique 21st century educational experience centered on continuous improvement. This transformational experience utilizes various elements of proven educational models such as Online Collaborative Learning, Project-Problem Based Learning, Multiple Intelligence Learning Theory, Connectivism, and others. Consequently, LVA has been serving its students since 2020.

Our Students

Our student body is composed of students from a variety of linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Students at Launch Virtual Academy are independent learners, athletes, artists, and entrepreneurs. Many students have found an inclusive and emotionally supportive environment at our school. LVA celebrates its diversity and continues to build opportunities for students to participate in student life.

Our Staff

Launch Virtual Academy teachers support the academic, social, and emotional needs of our students. Our teachers are chosen for their expertise and experience in the classroom and in their field. Their passion for providing a dynamic learning experience to meet the needs of students is evident in their course design and LIVE session class time.

Our Core Beliefs

  • All students can be successful learners in an online setting.

  • Students are capable of working with integrity.

  • Students gain equity and accessibility through flexibility of schedule and academic opportunities.

  • We can build community and connection in an online setting.

  • Course design is valuable and integral to a strong inline learning experience.

  • Students will thrive in an environment of trust.

  • Students gain their voice and purpose in a collaborative environment.

  • Students can meet personal educational goals outside the parameters of a conventional/comprehensive educational setting.

  • Students can learn to translate their creativity and work ethic into job readiness skills.

“Propelling you into the future”

Start your online journey at Launch Virtual Academy today.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • What is Launch Virtual Academy?

    Launch Virtual Academy is a Course-Based Independent Study School using a blended learning pedagogical approach designed for the student and family that wants a flexible program that maximizes choice. It is open to any 7th – 12th grade student that wants their education primarily online. It provides Choice, Flexibility, Personalized Learning, Online and On-Site Activities, Certified Teachers, Engaging Curriculum, Access to On-Site enrichment programs (as conditions allow and safety protocols are in place) including Sports, Visual and Performing Arts, Career Technical Education (CTE) and Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM).

  • How is Online Learning at Launch Virtual Academy different than Distance Learning?

    Launch Virtual Academy is an online school. It is not Distance Learning. Launch Academy is an independent study program where student attendance is based on satisfactory course progress, not seat time. There is teacher online instruction (LIVE Academic Sessions) and student collaboration, but less frequent than what students experienced during Distance learning. In regular school the teacher paces the class for all students to be on the same curriculum topics. At Launch Academy students have access to the course content 24/7 and can move faster through the curriculum than regular school. Students at Launch move independently through the course content while teacher monitors, evaluates, and provides support. Launch offers personalized and flexible education for each student.

  • Who can attend Launch Virtual Academy?
    1. Any student  in grades 7th-12th who lives within the Sweetwater Union High School District (SUHSD) boundaries.
    2. Any  student in grades 7th-12th who lives outside SUHSD boundaries but obtains an inter-district transfer permit from their current district office.
  • How many classes do students take at a time?

    We operate on a quarter system. Within each quarter, students will take 3 classes (credits). Each quarter class is equivalent to a semester-based class at a comprehensive school. By the end of the academic year students will complete 12 credits (classes) just as they would at a traditional site. Opportunities for advanced credit completion are also available within our quarter system.

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