Rocketship Education is a charter school operator that is based in California. Its students are known for achieving strong test scores. In addition, it has a unique teaching model that has proven to be very successful. They mix regular teaching with textbooks with online education that is done on computers. This not only lets students achieve higher grades, it also lowers costs for education. In the D.C school district, it was voted that they should be allowed to open eight schools. The first one opened soon after, and became a great hit. They want it to be more like a neighborhood school.
Rocketship Education believes that every student has the capability of advancing even more than any of us could even imagine. It is a network of charter schools that run from Pre K to the fifth grade. They have many values that make their teaching style a success. First of all, they believe in being authentic. Their teachers are honest, real, personal, and humble. They interact with students and do their very best to make sure that they are happy and successful. They believe in community. This means not only the community of the neighborhood of where the school is located, but also a community of professional educators who come together to make sure that the children see success. They believe in tenacity. This means that they never give up in reaching their goals. They believe that every child can always succeed and there is no reason to quit. They believe in innovation. If a method is not working, there is no reason to continue using it just because that is what everyone is doing. Instead, they find new ways that work and which make the impossible become the possible. They always strive for excellence. This means that they look at the data and statistics to see what works and where they can improve. Eventually, they can better their tactics entirely.
They are unique because the do more than just educate. They build communities and empower both teachers, children, and parents. They address all of the issues prevalent in low income communities.