Rocketship Education is considered one of the best public schools in the entirety of the United States of America, all thanks to some of the unique viewpoints and attitudes it and its executives have taken towards education.
Parents Are Key To Success
Parents are invaluable in boosting the performance of students in the classroom. While it may seem obvious that parents play such a big role in the lives of their students, many fail to consider the benefits of maintaining quality relationships between parents, teachers, administrators, and other school officials.
Parents are a part of the hiring process for new teachers. Each year that a new teacher is hired, they are trained by professionals in the world of interviewing several weeks in advance. Afterwards, panels made up almost entirely of parents select teachers best suited for openings they’ve applied for.
The parents of students also are given feedback by teachers regarding their children’s behavior, performance, and success in the classroom on a weekly basis. Further, rather than preparing responses in the form of intervention to children’s learning performance, Rocketship Education’s teachers make sure to link up with parents prior to actions being taken, and ask if anything is going on at home or ways that children best respond to intervention.
The Basics Of Rocketship Education
John Danner, a co-founder of Rocketship Education, had been involved in the technology sector for several years prior to joining the school system.
Preston Smith, another co-founder, had been both a teacher and principal at a handful of elementary schools local to the San Jose, California, area.
Smith quickly understood that many families earning low incomes took care of children that had significantly reduced chances of exceeding in academia – not to mention life in general, as a direct result of such disadvantage. As such, Rocketship Education’s eighteen installments all serve low-income areas, with a whopping 80 percent of its total enrollment – around 3,500 students, across all its locations – hailing from low-income households.
The school was created in 2007, and is slated to perpetuate its success for countless years to come.