Rocketship Education is an innovative and dynamic non-profit public school system. The focus is on elementary schools so that in those formative years, a solid foundation of learning is set so that middle school and high school are successful.
Rocketship specializes in the placement of their special elementary education and training centers in economically challenged areas of the country. It is in these areas where the tax base has been badly eroded and the public schools in the area just do not have the funding to be first class.
Rocketship Education emphasizes the partnership between parents, teachers, and the students for the total development of the student’s education. Parents are not as active in most public schools as they are allowed to be with Rocketship. The teachers meet with the parents in their homes in order to get to know the family and their aspirations for their children when it comes to their education.
The emphasis of the child’s education is in what is called STEM, or science, technology, engineering, and math. Rocketship Education that every child has potential and talents that deserve to be uncovered and nurtured. In addition to these core subjects, responsible traits are also emphasized, such as persistence, empathy, responsibility, and respect. This pattern of social responsibility helps children to be aware of their surroundings and help to look out for one another.
The goal and mission of Rocketship Education is to eliminate the educational gap that occurs in disadvantaged areas in our lifetime. This gap occurs when there is not enough funding in poorer for quality schools when the tax base erodes. This is not an uncommon situation in many urban areas today, and Rocketship has achieved marvelous results in such situations.
The team of parents, teachers, and students is a dynamic system that gives everyone a stake in the outcome of a students process with Rocketship. When parents take an active interest in their children’s education, the students are energized and want to do better. The skills and excitement that the students receive is a tangible and exciting experience for everyone. This is why Rocketship students graduate a full year ahead of their peers in the public schools.