Rocketship Education Public Charter School specializes in helping students reach their full academic potential through personalized learning, talent development, and parent partnerships. The non-profit school system serves students K-12 via a network of public charter schools and online schooling that combine exceptional educators with parental power to encourage students from low-income communities. Founded in 2007 in San Jose, CA with only seven teachers and one hundred and sixty families, Rocketship Education now has over 1,000 talented teachers and has impacted over 15,000 students across the nation.
Rocketship Schools is built on the three pillars of talent development, personalized learning, and parental power. By utilizing these techniques, the students are placed in a holistic learning environment where they are able to reach their full potential without being left behind. If a student is to fall behind, the personalized learning plan will help to bring them back where they need to be while boosting their confidence and self-esteem so that they are more motivated to keep trying and reaching towards their academic goal. The student is also encouraged to develop their talents in certain areas where they are more skilled instead of forcing them to conform to the typical educational format like many public school systems do. This is great for students who are especially gifted in a more non-traditional subjects such as the arts and humanities. While may public schools do not have time to allow students to explore their interests, Rocketship Education welcomes that opportunity.
The teaching system utilizes a dynamic teaching environment so that all students can learn no matter their learning style. An innovative learning atmosphere keeps students motivated and interested in reaching their academic goals unlike many public schools where students feel discouraged when they get behind. Rocketship Education also provides a stable academic experience to provide a safe, stable environment to eliminate distractions and help the students reach their goals. The students learn all of the same material covered in most public schools plus helpful things like time management, prioritization, and task management. This gives the students an opportunity to adopt healthier learning habits while preparing for the collegiate milieu and workforce.