Now Accepting Students for 2024-25 School Year

Launch Virtual Academy has started the enrollment process for 2024-25 school year. The first step into the process is to…

Students/Parents Tech Support for Launch Academy

Are you experiencing issues accessing your school systems? Here are three different ways to get support: Option 1) Call our…

Summer Meal Services

The US Department of Agriculture works closely with states to ensure that children who receive free or reduced-price school meals…

Promotion & Graduation Information

On Wednesday, May 31st, we celebrated two important events for our school; Promotion of our 8th grade class and Graduation for our…

FREE one-year digital subscription to The San Diego Union Tribune

Launch Virtual Academy Students can get a one-year FREE subscription to the digital version of The San Diego Union Tribune….

Monitor your student’s grades in CANVAS?

Steps for parents to monitor their student’s grades in CANVAS: Step 1. Ask your student for the course pairing code. Here are instructions…

Enable “Cookies”

Do you get the following message while trying to access APEX content in CANVAS? Solution: This specific error occurs because…

Make One-On-One Appointments with Teachers and Counselors

We are using Calendly to facilitate and expediate the scheduling of online meetings with teachers and counselors. To make appointments…

CANVAS class nick names – Dr. Ulloa Tips & Tricks

Here is a video to show you how to rename your CANVAS classrooms using “nick names” to get organized –

San Diego County High School Counselor of the Year!

CONGRATULATIONS MS. ARAKI! Ms. Christine Araki, Launch Virtual Academy’s counselor has been selected as “2022 San Diego County High School…

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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