Rocketship Education was established in 2006 by John Danner and Preston Smith. Its head office is in San Jose, California but it has several schools in other countries and cities in the United States. The school is a non-profit organization of the Charter Management project. Rocketship education aims to serve different countries while promoting learning diversity. The school provides a broad platform of learning; it has different learning categories that cater for those with learning disabilities or any other form of disability and healthy children. Rocketship education has some schools in California but by 2014 they had decided to go global with the initiative to expand the organization. Rocketship Education manages elementary schools that offer personalized education by ensuring that they provide students with what they want. They also provide technology for learning like laptops and computers since technology provides extensive research. They believe that teachers should have a good relationship with the parents to understand better what their kids want.
Rocketship Education values the engagement of parents in the school’s programs. The school has a platform for parents to express themselves since it is a K-5 education system interactions are natural. The platform has benefited the education system since it has led to the development of quality schools. The school is also advocating for parents to enroll their kids in the school due to the extensive learning opportunities they provide. Rocketship is a diverse school that values ethnicity. It has no limits on the type of students it enrolls; students from all form of backgrounds are accepted at the school. Apart from student diversity, the school’s teacher are also from different races thus encouraging parents to be comfortable in enrolling their kids in the school. The system uses ethnicity to its advantage by letting students interact with each other thus promoting cultural diversity. The school’s founder has children at the school; this eliminates hypocrisy in leaders who build a program but lack self or family involvement. Rocketship Education believes in the participation of both children with disabilities and healthy kids. They are all taught in one classroom deficient of discrimination.
Read more about parent involvement in the system here https://thenewsversion.com/2017/09/rocketship-education-is-on-track-to-close-the-achievement-gap.