Rocketship Education Public Charter Schools are currently becoming one of the top schooling systems to send children in grade K-5. Starting out in California back in 2007, Rocketship Education has been opening schools each year to help provide more students with a good education. More importantly, students that come from low-income homes are given a higher learning experience at these schools, especially considering more than 85 percent of students come from low-income backgrounds. To date, they have managed to open a couple of schools in different states and will continue to do so as their budget increases, which is fueled by investors and donators.
A great deal of praise has been given to Rocketship Education for their dedication to all students around the educational system and most parents are opting to have their kids go to one of these Rocketship schools. Not only is the education of good quality for children, but parents are able to have an impact on their child’s learning. Parents are able to meet Rocketship teachers before their child takes attendance and the teachers work with them to help their child grow even outside the classroom. According to studies conducted by Stanford University, students whose second language is English as well as those from low-income backgrounds were learning their subjects at faster rates than their public school counterparts. This amounts to a month or two of additional learning for students attending Rocketship Education charter schools.
Rocketship has been using the highest standards for their education since the first school they opened, which is why they don’t use the standard metric for measuring a students growth like most public schools. MAP, or Measures of Academic Progress, help pinpoint problem areas in a students learning and measure their overall growth from start to finish in their learning. Not only can teachers and parents determine how far a student has come, but whether or not they are ready to progress yet. Paying attention to a child’s growth will ensure they do not fall behind to a point where they cannot catch up.