There is a common change these days where many people are leaning away from traditional public schools. While homeschooling is an option for some, it doesn’t work for everyone. That’s where Rocketship Education comes into play.
Rocketship Education is a Charter school based out of California. Their focus is on individualizing education for each child, and helping them work toward their own passions and talents. This is possible because the classes are much smaller than in normal public schools and parents have more control on the school environment.
The core of Rocketship Education’s mission statement is built around the desire to bring high quality education to children from lower class families, in hopes of helping bring them out of the poverty cycle. Because of this, roughly 85% of their students have been from low income families.
A good education goes beyond teaching math, English, and science. That’s why enrichment classes are included in the curriculum. Gardening, art, dance, nutrition, and others are available throughout our different locations. Each school also employs tutors to assist children who are struggling.
When parents and teachers work together, the student is more likely to excel, so parents are deeply involved with the whole process at Rocketship. Parents even have some influence over which teachers are hired at the schools, and interact with them often throughout the year.
Right now, Rocketship schools are only available in a few states, but there are many different locations in the states they are in. In those states, our students are regularly scoring ahead of their peers that go to traditional public schools.
Traditional public schools work for many families, but for others they just don’t measure up. Classes are overloaded, and teachers are unable to teach to the individual needs of each child. For those who may need a little extra help, or who might find themselves feeling stifled in traditional schools, charter schools are a great option to have around.
If you have any questions, would like to view our results, or just want to learn more about what we are doing, check out our website today.