Launchpad Studio

Currently accepting enrollment for Fall 2022

"Launchpad (Highschool Studio) prepares these teenagers for their next adventure after graduation. They receive personal coaching to help dig deeper into their dreams and life goals as well as spend more time in apprenticeships to gain real-world experience within industries of their particular interest. These young people will launch into the world equipped and prepared to fulfill their plans.""

— Laura Sandefer, "Courage to Grow".

Our Launchpad Studio High School students get ready for real-world success by gaining valuable skills, mastering them through apprenticeships, and launching real startups, businesses, and projects.

The goal of Apogee Cedar Park Middle School and Launchpad (High School) is to prepare heroes for their next adventure in life. As part of this, heroes earn badges that can be reassembled into a traditional transcript required for college admission, as well as answer four important questions:

  • Who am I? What are my gifts, skills, passions, next steps? What drives me? How do I best learn?
  • What is my “calling”?
  • What will be my next adventure in life and how will I use my gifts and passion to solve a deep burning need in the world?
  • Who will I serve as a leader?

The badge system supports a journey of self discovery, mastery, searching for a calling and increasing leadership in three main ways:

  • Self Directed Learning – because of the modular design and freedom for heroes to make choices, the badge system allows heroes to customize their learning and move through subjects at their own pace. This freedom and frequent celebrations when heroes earn a badge helps keep curiosity and motivation high. The requirements to set long term goals and self manage, while difficult at times, may be the most important skills developed by the badge system.
  • Accountability and Quality – badges make it easier for heroes and parents to track individual learning and to monitor quality (discussed in more detail below.)
  • Ability to Prove Mastery to Others – badges may be used in a portfolio to land a transformational apprenticeship or to impress a college recruiter. The work within the badges also may be rearranged into a traditional high school transcript for college admissions.

Our Launchpad Studio High School students get ready for real-world success by gaining valuable skills, mastering them through apprenticeships, and launching real startups, businesses, and projects.

Hi, I'm Tim Kennedy. 👋

I'm the Founder of Apogee Cedar Park.

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