There are many families in the state of California that are unable to afford the cost of higher education for their children, especially when taking into consideration the high costs of living in the state already. Since 2007, Rocketship Education has been working to change this for all students, opening many public charter schools around the state over the years. This has allowed thousands of students from low-income households to join in on higher learning experiences that build a strong foundation for every child’s future. Rocketship Education is a non-profit schooling system that operates on low costs so that all students are able to attend school, even if they’re facing difficulties at home.
Rocketship has been expanding over the years and has several charter schools in other states around the country, though the majority of them are in California. The quality of education cannot be understated given that some of the highest scoring students in the country have come out of Rocketship Education schools today. This shows that a students potential is not based on where they come from, rather a good learning experience. This kind of learning should not be limited to the wealthy, which is why Rocketship Education needs all the help they can get through fundraising and donations to expand their education system into more communities around the nation.
Rocketship Education also works to improve the quality of education at other schools around the country as well, urging them to update their methods or standards to help students grow and reach their potential. Rocketship has been using a Measure of Academic Progress system to evaluate how much a student has grown and their rate of growth based on where they started in their education. This helps parents understand where their students are in terms of their learning progress and what their rate of growth has been. Without this, students who fall being their grade levels have a difficult time catching up due to there not being a system in place to detect it. Thankfully, more and more parents are seeing the benefits of Rocketship Education and they are quickly becoming one of the leading educational systems in the country.