Rocketship Education is the non-profit charter school system that is taking the country by storm. Founded on the premise that every child has unlimited potential, Rocketship believes that the potential must be unlocked by teaching the student how to learn and what steps can be involved in the process.
Rocketship works at the elementary school level and establishes their learning centers in underprivileged and economically deprived areas. It is in these areas, where there is usually a disappearing tax base where they can literally turn around a community by giving the elementary children a first-class education.
When students are young, educators have the best chance of starting them out on the right foot and teaching them the fundamentals of learning that fit their needs. Children naturally want to learn, and Rocketship Education answers that need perfectly. Rocketship truly believes that each child is just full of potential, and once that potential is unlocked then the child’s future can be full of achievement and success.
One of the keys to the success of Rocketship Education is the partnerships that are formed with the community, the parents, the teachers, and the students. Of particular significance is the parental partnership because when parents fully understand what Rocketship Education will mean to their children they become very excited. When the students discover that their parents are excited about their schooling, they become more focused as they want to please their parents.
Students are engaged in what many would consider a rigorous program including science, math, reading, social studies and other variations along those lines. As opposed to the traditional classroom style of teaching where students sit in the same seat for 5 or 6 hours a day, Rocketship uses the latest technology that engages students at a personal level, small groups, and individual tutoring.
Students can take ownership of their own process where they are guided along a predictable path of success. The parents can see this process unfold which gives everyone a very positive outlook.
The results speak for themselves, as Rocketship students are usually ready for graduation a year ahead of their public school counterparts.