Rocketship Education has been in business since 2006 and it has been very successful in supplying high-quality education to distressed economic areas in the United States. Rocketship is a non-profit charter elementary school network that prides itself on supplying opportunities for students no matter what their background.
In many lower-income population areas, the tax base has all but disappeared so there can be a severe shortage of quality education. The lack of funding makes it very difficult for a community to build and maintain a quality educational system. As a result, the children often suffer from a real gap in education which will affect them for the rest of their lives. It is the avowed goal of Rocketship Education to erase this gap in education in our lifetime.
Rocketship believes that each child has unlimited potential and that with proper education and opportunity that potential can be unlocked and made a reality. Core values such as respect, persistence, responsibility, and empathy help students become better citizens as well as better students.
The real key to the success of Rocketship Education is the partnerships that are formed between the parents, the expert educators, the community, and the students. When the parents of the student become fully committed to their child’s education that is when the miracle takes place. Even students who are way behind, in the beginning, make astounding strides with parental backing.
The core curriculum consists of the Rocketship STEM program which stands for science, technology, engineering, and math. In addition studies in history, art, music, cooking, and gardening add to the mix of training a well-rounded child. All phases of instructional learning are used including larger classroom sessions, advantaged use of technology, and tutoring that is focused on the student’s needs.
The results of Rocketship education speak for themselves. The average Rocketship student is ready for graduation a full year sooner than their counterparts who are being educated in the public schools.
When Rocketship alumni reach middle school they are much more adept at learning new subject matter than students who have attended public schools. They are also more adept at social and emotional skills.