Rocketship Education is one of the most unique school systems around. Established in 2006, it has revolutionized many things that need a change in education. Kids love to learn, but sometimes we get in their way with rules and restrictions.
Rocketship Education is a non-profit charter elementary school network that locates their learning centers in economically deficient areas. In these locations, a full-fledged public school system is usually very low in quality or non-existent. This is usually due to a tax base that does not exist anymore which creates a severe educational gap. This usually cannot be recouped ever, as the children grow older with an inadequate learning experience.
Rocketship Education has answers to this dilemma and their results prove the point. Studies have shown that Rocketship alumni are much higher in test scores when the students move on to middle school. They are also much better at problem-solving and they have more self-confidence. They are more emotionally and socially skilled as well. The average Rocketship student is ready for graduation a full year before their peers who are attending public schools.
So how do they do it? Rocketship Education gets everyone on board before they even get started in an area. The community, parents, students and everyone else that has a vital interest in the community. Rocketship forms working partnerships with all of these people and once people see the results that Rocketship is achieving in other areas, they are very interested.
At Rocketship Education the whole child is educated with the goal of making that person a valuable citizen in addition to becoming an excellent student. The core values that are instilled in the students at Rocketship are empathy, persistence, responsibility, and respect. Those traits are vital for anyone whether they are a student or a citizen.
Classes are different than the traditional sit in one place all day and listen to a teacher lecture. There are some larger gatherings to go over general principles, but learning takes place mostly in small group settings, digital workstations, and individual tutoring sessions.
Rocketship is a fun and exciting place to go to school and the Rocketeers (as the students are called) are educated in a manner that will propel them on to higher learning plateaus as they progress through their educational experience.