Rocketship Education has been making waves in the communities out in California since they opened their first school back in 2007. These charter schools are open to the public and give many students around the country the opportunity to receive an education that is often not offered to students of low-income families. Since first opening their first school, Rocketship Education charter schools have spread to Milwaukee, Washington, and Nashville, serving tens of thousands of students each year. The majority of Rocketship schools are located in California, but they will continue to expand to new states and communities to give all students around the country a better opportunity.
Due to the impressive standards set at these charter schools and the performance of the students coming out of them, they are gaining a lot of good feedback around the educational community. These schools also work hard to get parents involved, improving the learning process for all students, especially those from low-income families that need assistance. At Rocketship schools, students are given personalized training alongside their usual education to maximize potential talent growth. As of today, more than 80 percent of all students in Rocketship charter schools come from low-income backgrounds, which is proving to be very effective. A child’s background has little to do with their actual potential, they just need to be afforded the same opportunities as other children despite what they can afford.
Rocketship Education is also providing a good assessment of every student’s growth to show the education community as well as parents that it is important in determining how to help a student grow and how much they have progressed. The system Rocketship Education is using in their public charter schools is known as MAP, which accurately measures a student’s growth based on where they started from. Many public schools are still using a Growth score system which only shows how much a student has learned over a certain period of time, regardless of where they are or where they started. Determining where a student started and where they are currently is important to maximize their potential, especially for students that are performing below their grade levels.