Rocketship Education is quickly becoming one of the most popular charter school systems in the United States, despite them being primarily in California. This is because there are reports going around all over the country of the high performance that students have going through Rocketship schools. Rocketeers are what students in the Rocketship charter schools system are known as and they have outperformed some of the wealthiest districts in the country in terms of test scores. Today, there are more than 25 charter schools throughout California, which have made a huge impact on the education system in the state as well as around the country. The educational communities around the world have taken notice of the Rocketship system as well thanks to the progress they have made.
Most of the students currently attending Rocketship Education charter schools are from low-income backgrounds, which is impressive considering there were more than 20 thousand students enrolled at these schools in 2017. Many parents are in favor of these public charter schools as well, not just because of the costs and availability to their children, but the ability it gives them to engage their children. Parents are able to work with their child’s teacher before they even attend school and are given regular input in their child’s learning experience.
Rocketship Education has improved on many of the standards that are currently available within the public schooling system, including the MAP method of measuring a students growth. This system takes into account the starting point for every student and the growth they have made from that starting point. Under this system, students are quickly aided when they fall behind as it is detected right away. One-on-one tutors can then help each student in various subjects where they are having difficulty to help them improve and catch up. Thanks to many investors and generous donations, like that of Reed Hastings, which donated more than 100 million dollars to building Rocketship Education