Rocketship Education is turning heads with the success it is having in the elementary education sector. Rocketship Education is a private charter elementary school network that situates itself in lower economic areas in order to provide a first-class education where the is little to nothing of the sort in that area.
In many deprived areas, the tax base has disappeared which causes a lack of funding for the quality public school. As a result, there is a large deficiency or a gap in the education of elementary students that is never recovered. The main objective of Rocketship Education is to eliminate this educational gap in our lifetime.
The keys to the success of Rocketship students, called “Rocketeers.” is the focus on partnerships. Partnerships with parents, quality educators, and the students have proven to be very successful in getting all of the interested parties focused towards the education of the students. Each year, the teachers’ pay a visit to the parents at the home of the student, and the results have been fabulous.
When parents have the opportunity to take part, ask questions, and become a part of their child’s progress in school, the student is empowered to make things happen. Students are motivated to please their parents and instructors as everyone is on the same page.
Rocketship emphasizes their STEM program which consists of science, technology, engineering, and math. In addition, students receive instruction on empathy, responsibility, and diversity, opening their eyes to how to become better citizens. They also study art, music, gardening, and other various studies to open their minds t learning about many different things.
Building a solid foundation for students at the elementary school level is vital for further educational pursuits. Studies done on Rocketship alumni has shown that when they reach middle school they are farther ahead in ability than are their peers who have come from other public schools. The led in academic performance, emotional and social maturity, and confidence.
It has also been documented that Rocketship Education students are capable of graduating from elementary school a full year ahead of their public school peers.