Rocketship Education is rethinking the sector of elementary education from the ground up. The network of Rocketship Education is made up of charter schools as well as communities. The purpose of the system of Rocketship Education is to make positive changes and create a brighter future by providing children with an outstanding elementary education that will set them up for success no matter their background or financial stability.
One of the founders of Rocketship Education is Mr. Preston Smith. He is also the chief executive officer of the institution. Mr. Preston Smith studied at the University of North Carolina and achieved a degree in Latin American Studies. Mr. Preston Smith is also the creator of L. U. C. H. A. Elementary School. He has always been a part of the education sector as Mr. Preston Smith has been employed at positions such as teacher and principal, as well as director of schools. His children are also studying at Rocketship Education and are a part of the Fuerza Community Prep.
Rocketship Education has been achieving quite the success. In the school year of 2015 – 2016 90% of the students came back to Rocketship Education. Each student has a seat available for them at their district school. Nonetheless, almost all of the students and parents chose the education that Rocketship Education offers. According to a study, both in maths and reading, the students at Rocketship Education had progress that was up to one year ahead of their peers who are attending a zoned district school. The study was very encouraging for parents and for the teachers at Rocketship Education. The community of Rocketship believes that if students receive a solid foundation in education during their elementary years, then they would have a far easier time transitioning to middle school. That transition is one of the most difficult ones in the life of a student. Everything changes – the environment, the teachers, the subjects re taught more in depth and they also have a change in environment.
At Rocketship Education, the community strives to not only educate children but also to give them confidence and prepare them for changes.