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Miller Grove High School

Dekalb County Schools

Student Access

Student Access Form

Instructional Access Form for Students

School: Miller Grove High School/ Marketing Department

Teacher: Prof. Torrey Cloud

Email: [email protected]

Contact Number: (678)- 471-5545

Listed below are the main instructional platforms that will be used for Virtual Learning in marketing  for the 2020-2021 school year. The information provided will assist with access credentials to navigate the various platforms.

The main platforms for Virtual Learning in Culinary Arts will be VERGE and Microsoft Teams.  VERGE will be used for daily communication of learning assignments and teacher/student feedback.  Microsoft Teams will be used for LIVE learning sessions, conferences, and instructional activities. 

Virtual Learning Technical Support Request Link - DCSD Technical Support

Help Desk: 678-676-1188

Note:  For instructional resources not available through Launchpad, technical support will be available through the local school or vendor.

Culinary Arts  Instructional Resources for 2020-2021

Platform:  Verge


Access Credentials:  Students can login using DCSD Launchpad

Platform:  Microsoft Teams

Link: DCSD Launchpad 

Access Credentials:  Students can login using DCSD Launchpad or through Office 365 School Account

Additional Culinary Resources


 Illuminate (Will be used for Testing Purposes)

Link:  DCSD Launchpad

Access Credentials:  Email classroom teacher



Access Credentials: Email Classroom Teacher 

How do I log into Launchpad from a Personal Device to Access Verge and Microsoft Teams? 

Method 1 ( Personal Device):

  1. Go to the following URL:

  2. Click on the words Login with Active Directory

  3. Username is your DCSD issued student number

  4. Password (Grades 6 – 12): Students in grade 6 – 12 must log into a DCSD student computer to set their password. The default password is dekalb00. The student will be prompted to change password which will take about 15 minutes to communicate to the appropriate systems.

  5. Click Sign IN

  6. The LAUNCHPAD portal screen should appear. 

  7. Locate and Click on the VERGE icon 

Method 2 (Personal Device):

  1.  Go to the website

  2. Scroll down the home to locate the LAUNCHPAD ICON 

  3. Click on the icon and you are now logged in to access resources

  4. Locate  and Click on the VERGE Icon

Method 3 (Chromebook - School Issued Device):

  1. Locate LAUNCHPAD Icon on your Desktop 

  2. Click on the Icon and you are now logged in to access resources

  3. Locate and Click on the Verge Icon 

 Instructional Link: