Rocketship Group of Schools
Rocketship Education is a network of non-profit public schools. The schools are serving most children who are coming from low-income neighborhoods where it would otherwise be difficult to access excellent schools. The school uses several methods of teachings to make sure they get to the needs of every child. One of the things that the Rocketship Education believes is that there is more in a transformation school than educating a child. One of the thongs that they do is to empower teachers, make sure they engage the parents and inspire the community around.
The primary mission of the Rocketship Education is to eliminate the achievement gap in the current times. They make sure that they embrace continuous innovations since the schools were founded in 2006. Since it was founded, the school has experienced a rapid expansion where they are opening one to three schools every year. The expansion project is to take the school to Nashville, Memphis, Indianapolis, New Orleans, and Washington CD.
Rocketship was founded by Preston Smith together with John Danner in 2006. The first school to open its gate to learners is in San Jose, California in 2007. The school was opened to take of students who could not afford high-cost education. It served in providing an alternative for low-income students. The work that the school was doing was highly appreciated and within a short time is expanded to six other schools in the San Jose area. The school uses a model of learning that use0073individualized online learning combined with classroom teaching. It also holds small group learning methods. That makes learning good schools better, and it is impacting on students from a low-income background.
The effect of the school was felt in the community, and after a short time, it started getting some substantial donations. Several organizations began funding the school making it possible to make better progress. In February 2015, Reed Hastings, the CEO of Netflix donated $ 2 million to the school to support its Bay Area growth. The education department also chipped and gave the school $250 million to enable the building of new schools. Later in 2017, the school changed its name from Rocketship Education to Rocketship Public Schools.