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Rocketship Education: Taking Teaching And Learning To A Higher Level

Rocketship Education is a network of non-profit public charter elementary schools that has its headquarters in Redwood City, California. Founded in 2007 by Preston Smith and John Danner, the schools use a unique blended learning model. They also employ adaptive software to increase student engagement and achievement. The Rocketship Education network is currently made up of sixteen charter schools. They are located in Redwood City, Concord and San Jose, in California, Nashville, Tennessee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Washington D.C. The schools serve mostly low-income students in poor school districts.

Every Student Can Succeed

In Rocketship Education schools they believe every student has the potential necessary to succeed. The key is to create a transformative educational experience that meets the educational needs of each child and helps them to be their best. The schools do that by empowering teachers, engaging the parents and inspiring the communities they serve. Working together, the students, teachers, parents and communities are able to improve educational achievement for all children.

A Unique Approach

The Rocketship model is designed to meet today’s needs while preparing the students for tomorrow’s opportunities. There are three core beliefs in the Rocket Education philosophy on educational excellence. They are:

  1. Excellent leaders and teachers create transformational schools.
  1. Every child’s needs are unique.
  1. Engaged parents can help to eliminate the gap in educational achievement.

To address these core principles Rocketship Education invests in advanced training and development for teachers and leaders to ensure they’re properly prepared for their role. Rocketship combines each child’s natural learning method with tutoring, technology and traditional instruction modalities. Rocketship helps parents develop into powerful advocates in the schools and communities for their children. Working together these elements can create transformational schools.

Personalized Learning

Each person learns and advances in their own unique way. Students at Rocket Education schools, called Rocketeers, receive personalized instruction tailored to their learning style and targeted to their needs. They’re allowed to learn at the pace that best suits them whether they are advanced students or slower learners.

The Rocketship Education model has resulted in higher student achievement and better educational outcomes.