Rocketship Education is no doubt one of the most unique and successful elementary educational systems that exist. Rocketship Education is a public charter school system that situates itself in communities that are economically challenged.
Children in lower economic communities don’t always have the advantages of a really good education because many times the tax base has been eroded to the point of little to no effect for the funding of schools. The quality of education suffers and creates a specific educational gap from which the students never recover.
Rocketship Education is perfect for this situation, and when the people in the community have the opportunity to speak with the Rocketship leaders they are impressed with the results that Rocketship has had in the past. For example, most Rocketship students (called Rocketeers) have enough credits to graduate a full year ahead of comparable students who attend public schools.
Students at Rocketship (Rocketeers) enjoy a fun and exciting atmosphere in small groups, digital learning stations, and in individual tutoring sessions. Each student has a plan of action mapped out for them individually, so they can mark their progress and review anything that needs more work.
Partnerships between the parents, teachers, and students have worked very well in the Rocketship Education protocol. Parents can be empowered to take a very active role in their children’s education, or they can simply encourage their children and help them with their studies. Some parents take on leadership roles in the local Rocketship learning center. They can help in the classroom, help teachers with paperwork, and many more vital duties that can be assigned.
Rocketship instills four basic traits into the curriculum which are important for student growth and for the development of the students into well-rounded citizens as well. These core values are empathy, respect, responsibility, and persistence. Rocket firmly believes that children have a very high potential and when unleashed, the children can succeed at whatever they attempt to do. Once children learn how to learn, they really can take off and the results can be amazing.
With Rocketship, individually led programs pertaining to individual students augment and support the teacher-led instructions, and it gives the students absolute ownership over their success.