LAUNCH is a year-long program that equips freshmen with the skills that will take them through high school and beyond. Students will examine personal and social skills, time management, written and oral presentation techniques, financial literacy, and other important topics that will prepare them to be effective in today’s culture and society. The freshmen will learn to utilize technology and the internet, work collaboratively with their peers, and explore their own strengths and gifts. Students will also create an electronic portfolio where they will collect a showcase of their best work each year. The 9th Grade class will begin the year with a three-day mission trip while developing team leadership and communication skills. The cost of this program and trip is $250 and is a 9th Grade requirement.