Rocketship Education is a Public charter school based organization that is non profit. They have locations in the states of California, Wisconsin, Washington D.C. and Tennessee. Their headquarters are located in Redwood, California. They were founded by Preston Smith and John Danner in 2006 and the first school opened in San Jose, California. Rocketship Education is very well funded by many different organizations. Turner-Agassi Charter School Facilities funded the Rocketship schools in Tennessee and Washington D.C.. The Ceo of Netflix, Reed Hastings, donated $2 million dollars to help grow Rocketship charter schools around the Bay Area. They have received federal funding as well. Rocketship Education received $250 million worth of funding from the Education Department in 2017. Rocketship Education’s website has information about their organization, their goals and their contact information. The website has more information about how teachers, students and parents can join the Rocketship family.
Rocketship Education is dedicated to provide high quality education with the help of outstanding teachers and stay connected with the parents of students. The organization’s main goal is to help close the achievement gap in public schools. Rocketship believes that they can accomplish this by building their schools in low income communities. This action can help students in the communities to raise their test score and help them to realize their potential. Rocketship has five core values about their organization. One of these value is authenticity. Rocketship is upfront about their organization and objectively view their progress. Second value is community, where they take different perspectives to help them achieve their goals. Third value is tenacity, where they work endlessly to achieve their goals. Fourth value is innovation, where they use out of the box thinking to find ways to improve their system. The final value is excellence, where they strive to unleash the potential of every student.
Rocketship Education system is built on three pillars. The first pillar is built on a concept of personalized learning. Rocketship understand that every students are different and each sudent learns differently. Personalized learning allows students to learn at their own pace and instruction is made to meet their needs. The second pillar is talent devopment, where Rocketship hires excellent teachers. The third pillar is parent power, where parents play a key role in their child education. Parents play a vital role in Rocketship’s system. They provide support and help Rocketship to thrive and grow.