eLaunch is not your normal, everyday class. eLaunch is a class of Williamson County Juniors and Seniors that meet every day that school is in session, but the class meets from 7:30AM to 9:00AM, BEFORE school. When you participate in eLaunch, you will not be going to school for the first two classes. Instead, you will be meeting in businesses and traveling across the county learning from business owners, leaders, community volunteers and many others. You will get a first-hand look at how businesses in our region operate. You will learn about the failures and successes of business, meet some of the most entrepreneurial people and grow a network that the traditional school classroom can’t deliver.
eLaunch will allow you to explore opportunities that otherwise might now have become available to you while you are in high school. You will develop leadership skills, think outside of the box, challenge yourself and have a tremendous amount of fun learning!
The application process to join the eLaunch class starts at your high school, with your high school counselor. Each January, high school counselors receive application packets from eLaunch. Current Sophomores and Juniors may apply for the class.
The application is not academic based, but instead, the ideal applicant is:
A hard worker and has a strong work ethic.
Has a desire to learn.
Likes to try new things.
Likes to think outside of the box.
The application consists of:
Personal Narrative Statement
Student & Parent/Guardian Signature
Applications are returned to your guidance counselor (if you attend private school or are home-schooled, please contact Brandi Bradley).
All personal information is redacted from the applications and they are then returned to eLaunch where they are reviewed by the Board of Directors and student selection is completed.
Student selection is anonymous and there is no guaranteed number of students that will be selected from any particular school.
Students will be notified directly be eLaunch after the application process is completed.
For more information about applying to the class, please contact your counselor or complete this form.
Below is a list of eligible schools and counselor contact information:
Carterville High School 618-985-2940
Karin Hawkins firstname.lastname@example.org
Erin Basso email@example.com
Crab Orchard High School 618-982-2181
Mr. Brown firstname.lastname@example.org
Herrin High School 618-942-6606
Cathy Shelton email@example.com
Johnston City High School 618-983-8638
Debbie Ryker firstname.lastname@example.org
Marion High School 618-993-8196
Toby Misener email@example.com
Michelle Tate firstname.lastname@example.org
Area Private Schools – please contact Brandi Bradley for details before applying email@example.com
Home School Students – please contact Brandi Bradley for details before applying firstname.lastname@example.org