Rocketship education is a nonprofit charter school network which receives funds from the government but operates independently. It has its headquarters in Redwood City, California. It was founded by John Danner and Preston Smith in 2007 in the Bay Area. The system was created to serve students coming from low-income families. Most of these students also came from neighborhoods that did not have good schools with a credible education system. The founders of the Rocketship education system believed that all students have a right to access high-quality education. The network has grown tremendously and is now able to serve in diverse communities. It is recognized as the top public school system in California. The institution has expanded to Milwaukee, Nashville and even Washington DC.
Such a foundation motivates students to work hard as they are around individuals who believe in their potential. Students are taught to believe in themselves and overcome the limitations set for them since they come from limited backgrounds. These set of students are also a reminder of those who fall behind because they lack such education opportunities to set them up for success. This institution requires cooperation from teachers, parents, community leaders and concerned citizens so as to make progress. When each person contributes whether it is through advice or motivating a student the rocket education system benefits.
The first class of college applicants from the rocketeers was in the year 2015-2016. This is a sign of the progress that has been made since the schooling network begun. There is so much more that still needs to be done. The progress that has been noted in the schools is due to the learning methods that have been incorporated. The schools make use of blended learning. This is where input from the teacher is followed by the use of different software that complements what has been taught. The latter can be applicable when it comes to carrying out demonstrations and this influences how the students grasp different concepts. Students can also spend part of their day in a learning lab where they have internet access to learn basic skills regarding a certain subject in their curriculum. While the students spent time in the lab, their teachers had free time which they could use to reach other students.