Recently, Norcal.news published an article entitled, “How can we Find a Way to Narrow the Educational Gap? Rocketship Schools Weighs in” on their website. This article was loosely based off of the Rocketship Education, which is a Californian public charter school. In this article by Bethany Klein, educational matters are explored in depth and Rocketship Education is referenced several times.
They first discuss the San Jose floods this past February.
When many people’s San Jose homes were ruined by the flooding, the local Rocketship Education school assisted student’s families with temporary housing, financial assistance, clothing, food, and more. In this way, Rocketship shows how they give back to their community. It is also discussed how Rocketship Education runs over 20 schools in three states and also Washington D.C.
The article states that Rocketship Students are referred to as “Rockateers”.
And it also talks about parent’s opinions of how the school’s teaching improve their children’s lives and empowers them on their journey to educational success. They mention that Rocketship schools typically foster the child, parent, and school connection that gives students the edge they need to do well. Rocketship’s goal is for parents to become strong advocates for their children. Their support to both parents and children resonates in the quality of the learning environment.
Rocketship Education was founded in 2006 by John Danner and Preston Smith.
They are funded primarily by grants and are considered non-profit with 501(c)(3) status. Rocketship Education employees over 500 people and is based primarily out of Redwood City, California. They have a goal of eliminating the educational gap in this lifetime and have utilized revolutionary methods of technology in order to best teach their students and give them the best chance at future success. Rocketship is also strongly dedicated to their students and community as a whole.