Each New Years many people around the world make resolutions to live their life in a better way whether that’s losing weight, getting a better job, or something else. Students often do the same thing which is actually even more important given their age and how they are still developing as people. Rocketship Education is a nonprofit charter school system which encourages its students to take on this mindset of self-improvement in a positive way.
Many students over time learn effective habits and strategies while getting older. They learn new habits which help them reach their educational goals for the rest of the year. Rocketship Education pupils include some who have fallen a bit behind in their coursework and, while they are encouraged to do better all during the school year, particularly in January they are given opportunities to learn the material which will boost their grades.
The leadership at Rocketship Education sees that students working hard and improving their school attendance leads to them being even more motivated to do well in school. What helps their students in the innovative learning atmosphere their schools have as well as teachers who truly care about their academic experience and learning.
The students at Rocketship Education schools are supported by their teachers, school staff, and their fellow students to attain their goals. These schools offer a holistic experience which most students find carries over into their home lives in a positive way. They start to eat better, sleep more, and make sure their homework is done each night in a block of time set aside for it.
Rocketship Education is a non-profit which was established in 2006 by two business partners, Preston Smith and John Danner. While Danner left a few years ago Preston Smith is the chief executive officer and he and his wife have their own children attending their local Rocketship Education school.
Many of the children who attend these schools come from low-income households. Their parents want the best education for their students which unfortunately often can’t be found in a public school, particularly in one in a low-income area.