For Educators



The Launch U Application is now available. Please submit all required materials to your high school counselor. 

Is Technical Education right for your students? 



FAQ Sheet 

For counselors and educators of current and prospective Launch U students, please refer to the FAQ sheet for questions regarding Launch U. 


Application Process

Counselors can access the application through the Kent ISD Online Enrollment Center. Students should contact their local high school counselor to access the application. 

Please, visit the Application Page to learn more. 



Launch U Champions

Launch U 20x5 Champion

Team Kent ISD has created a campaign called 20x5 - the goal is for 20 employers to join us in supporting Launch U within their circle of influence.

Talent Champions

An organization who partners with Kent ISD to inform their internal stakeholders and external partners about Launch U and agree to refer a minimum of 5 students to the early college program:

Alliance CNC
Autocam Precision Components Group
Cascade Engineering
Custom Profile
DeWys Manufacturing
Enterprise Tool & Die
Lacks Enterprises
MEC Inc.
Michigan Turkey Producers
Paragon D&E
Plasan Carbon Composites
Pridgeon & Clay
Ranir LLC
RoMan Manufacturing
Wolverine Coil Spring

Talent Advocates

An organization who partners with Kent ISD to promote Launch U widely to their member populations:

Association of Human Resource Management
Discover Manufacturing
Express Employment Professionals
Hello West Michigan
Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids
Management Business Solutions
Northwood University
ResourceMFG / ProLogistix
West Michigan Works!
Western Michigan University
Wyoming-Kentwood Chamber of Commerce