Rocketship Education has a unique name, however it doe live up to the exciting aura of its name. The results from this elementary school level public charter school have been spectacular, to say the least. Rocketship establishes itself in lower-income areas where the tax base has shrunk to meager proportions.
This sad situation creates an educational gap for which the children in the area will never recover. Consequently when Rocketship Education places one of their learning centers in such an area it is generally very well received.
Rocketship makes it a point to involve everyone possible in the community to leaders, parents, business leaders, and other interested parties. Once people understand that the Rocketship Education program is more than just talk, they become enthusiastic because of the track record of Rocketship.
Rocketship students, called Rocketeers graduate on the average at least a full year ahead of their peers who attend public schools. The test scores of the alumni from Rocketship show much higher results than public school students, and the Rocketeers are more adapted to the study of new subjects because they have been taught how to learn.
Rocketeers learn math, science, reading, and social studies. Other topics such as art, music, dance, crafts, cooking, and other lifestyle subjects are introduced to produce a well-rounded student. The core values of respect, responsibility, empathy, and persistent are constantly worked into the curriculum. These are traits that good students have to have instinctively which also enhances their ability to become good citizens.
Going to school at Rocketship Education is fun and exciting as the students are led by enthusiastic and knowledgeable teachers and assistant teachers. Partnerships with parents allow them to be assistants and helpers as well, and the students are excited to see parents involved. Parents can be as involved as they wish, even to the point of becoming community leaders. Their input is valued highly as everything with Rocketship is very transparent.
There is much less of the traditional classroom setting with Rocketship where students sit in one place all the time. There is plenty of small groups, digital learning using the best technology available, and one on one tutoring sessions. The results speak for themselves, as Rocketeers have some of the best test scores in the nation.