Rocketship Education: A Stellar Educational Program

Designing quality education programs is a trying endeavor. Many charter schools have experimented with different methods but it seems that Rocketship Education has found the key. This pioneering charter school program was established in 2006. The nonprofit has grown to manage 20 schools spread among 3 different states as well as the District of Columbia. They are motivated by a power belief in the ability of every child to excel. Their mission is to eliminate the achievement gap in Lowe income communities within our life time. Such a daunting task requires the development of a program that has stability and simplicity on its side. The secret to student’s success is simpler than many dared imagining. Rocketship Education has found a way to tap into parent power. This term refers to the dramatic role parents can play in their child’s education. With involved parents prioritizing and advocating their child’s success children are better able to learn and build the foundation essential to a successful life. Rocketship education begins involving parents by making instructors required to meet with them at least once in their homes. Many parents feel that this personal touch shows a dedication on the part of the instructor to remain accessible. It also facilitated an understanding between parents, instructors, and students. This relationship is essential for supporting the child’s studies as well as teaching parents how they can best help their child succeed. Rocketship Education also takes on a more direct role with the community. When flooding hit San Jose students and their families were threatened with prolonged instability. Their problems seemed to only begin as the flood waters receded. Many struggled with purchasing replacements for the most basic of necessities. Additionally, they were threatened with prolonged homelessness as they struggled to find the funds for deposits on replacement housing or insurance deposits. The school knowing how this disaster could rob students of the peace of mind required to learn comfortably began to act. They quickly raised over $60,000 through a partnership formed with local charities. These funds were essential to helping families get back on their feet and students back to learning.