Rocketship Education is a Collective Effort Involving Teachers, Parents and Communities

February 14, 2018

Rocketship Education was founded on the principle that every child deserves a chance to succeed. As an educational program that has been serving communities with low-income families, the team of people associated with this network of charter schools promotes a positive mindset for learning by getting families involved in the process of educating their children. Allowing parents to have an active role in the education their children receive has proven to be an effective way of ensuring teachers and community members are aware of the need children from low-income families have for higher quality education.

The members of the Rocketship Education network support their families both inside and outside of the school environment. They understand that what affects the family directly impacts the learning process of the children. This is why when a flood hit in the San Jose valley, teachers and staff members came out to help the families that had been affected. A family of one of the student’s at the Rocketship charter school in this area, ended up losing their home to the flood. The Rocketship team stepped in and helped them as well as many others, with hot meals, clothing and affordable housing.

Parent involvement has also led to the expansion of charter schools within the Rocketship Education network. The parents of students in this program have been shown to be great advocates for better quality education in areas with low-income families. They strive to get community members involved by demanding better schools for their children, which extends to the middle school and high school levels.

The educators and administrators who work at Rocketship charter schools are all on board with the program’s philosophy of unleashing a student’s infinite possibility. Reviews by these educators reflect how they view their careers with Rocketship as a privilege. The educators and staff members collectively support each other as well as the students, families and communities they serve. This spirit of unity has led to the success of the Rocketship Education program, which is clearly evident in the number of students who have graduated high school and gone on to attend college.