In January of 2018, Rocketship Education was recognized for its incredibly successful students and talented teachers. Rocketship Online Public Schools specializes in bringing students up to their full academic potential through talent development, parent power, and personalized learning. The non-profit school system serves students K-12 through a network of public charter schools and online schooling that work to propel student achievement by combining exceptional educators with parental power. Founded in 2007 in San Jose, CA with only seven teachers and one hundred and sixty families, Rocketship Education now has over 1,000 talented teachers and has impacted over 15,000 students from low-income communities across the nation.
The system specializes in combining a dynamic teaching environment for different learning styles, an innovative learning atmosphere to keep students motivated and interested, and a stable academic experience to provide a safe, consistent system for them to grow. This sets up the best environment for student success by allowing the students to adapt healthier habits to avoid procrastination and low grades, while better preparing students for the collegiate milieu and helping them to adopt better study habits. The students also learn how to develop skills in time management, prioritization, and task management. This boots grades and prepares them for their future in college and the workplace.
Rocketship Schools is built on the triad of talent development, personalized learning, and parental power. By utilizing all three of these techniques, the students are placed in the most holistic opportunity for learning. This is all inclusive, meaning if a student is to fall behind, the personalized learning plan will help to bring them back where they need to be while boosting their confidence and self-esteem so that they are more motivated to keep trying and reaching towards their goals. In the midst of all of this, the student is also developing their talent in certain areas where they excel instead of forcing them to conform to the typical educational format that many public school subscribe to. This is great for students who are especially gifted in a more non-traditional subset such as the arts.