Launch U


Launch U is a specialized early college program. Students can earn their high school diploma and a General Associate Degree or a Specialty Associate Degree in Mechanical Design, in just one year beyond high school. Or students can graduate in their 12th grade year with an industry recognized certificate.

Launch U is designed to support students in their career and education goals, while saving time and money. In fact, students earn 60 college credits (FREE) which can transfer to a 4-year college if they choose to pursue another degree after completing the program.

To be eligible to apply to Launch U, students must: 

  • Be a current 9th grade student
  • Have a cumulative 8th grade GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Have a cumulative 9th grade GPA of 2.5 or higher


External LinkFor more information, visit KISD's Launch U Website here