Rocketship Education has made its mark in the field of elementary education. The early grades are where students can make the most progress more quickly and which will impact their later studies and change their lives.
Rocketship Education is a non-profit public charter school network that locates in underprivileged and lower economic areas. In many of these areas, there is a severe lack of a tax base so there is very little in the way of quality schools that can sustain themselves. Consequently, there is a huge educational gap created that in many cases is never closed, as it becomes too difficult for students to catch up.
Rocketship Education has changed all of that with their fun and innovative approach to education for children. Students look forward to going to school because it is fun and challenging. The results certainly speak for themselves as Rocketship students are ready for graduation a full year ahead of their public school counterparts. Studies have also shown that test scores are well above public school scores for Rocketship students who have moved on to middle school.
One of the keys to success with Rocketship is the partnerships that are created between communities, parents, instructors, and the students. Of particular significance is the parental partnership because when a parent really gets involved, great things begin to happen. A parent can do as little as being interested and focused on their child’s school experience, or they can take on a more active role and be in a leadership capacity. The bottom line is that the students are more aware and focused when their parents are.
Each day a student is immersed in a fun and creative atmosphere that uses the latest technology to present course material and follow-up lessons. Rocketship utilizes general classroom sessions for an overall view of subject matter, and the students are broken into smaller groups for more in-depth study as well as personalized tutoring.
Each student finds that it is fun to go to school in this manner and they discover that they can really learn math, science, social studies, reading and other subjects very well. Rocketship has changed the lives of many students as the results have shown since 2006 when Rocketship Education began.