Rocketship Education is a series of chartered school in the United States of America. The first school was erected a handful of years ago in San Jose, California. John Danner and Preston Smith established the started the non-profit charter schools and the first one opened its doors in 2007.
The very first Rocketship Education school was a complete success as the students surpassed the scores of several elite schools at the state assessment in California. That success allowed the charter to build a second school and a few more over the nex t five years. All of the sic additional school were established in the San Jose area.
After that, Rocketship Education expanded in other states as well. In 2013, the charter schools started working outside of the state of California. The first non-Californian RE school was established in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A year later, another one followed in Nashville, Tenessee.
Even though the Rocketship Education headquarters are based in Redwood City, California, there was no RE school in the area. That is, until in 2015 when parents gathered to raise enough funds to help establish a charter school in the city. That was a special milestone for the charter group. What the parents did showed the organization that their efforts and work are appreciated and that they are wanted enough for people to take the initiative.
In 2016, Washington D. C. also got a Rocketship Education charter school. That one received the help of the Apple Tree Institute which helped the RE to do preschooling as well. Other helpers included the Turner-Agassi Charter Facilities Fund which has been supporting the RE for a few years now.
There are a few things that have made the Rocketship Education charter school as special as they are. They have a different approach to education and involve both parents and students in the learning schedules. The schools incorporate several disciplines every day and track the interest of the students. The schools also work toward helping the student find their interests and talents and develop them.
The teaching approach is known as the Rocketship approach and parents say that it does wonders for their kids.