Rocketship Education is a non-profit network of elementary schools which perform well in the less privileged communities. Their headquarters are located in Redwood City in California. This network was founded in 2006 by John Danner and Preston Smith who later opened their first school in California the following year. Danner has the initiative to develop enough schools after some point to educate at least one million students. Rocketship Public schools have served more than 15000 students of which a large percentage are students from low socio-economic backgrounds. Rocketship has increased its network to Nashville, Milwaukee, Washington D.C and Bay Area which has most of the schools located there. Reed Hastings donated two million dollars to the system to facilitate growth in the Bay Area. Rocketship has received donations from the Obama administration, Andre Agassi and the Education ministry who offered a grant which advocated for the building of new schools.
Rocketship education emphasises on talent development where it helps every student reveal their full potential in classroom activities and beyond. Every student has a right to proper education to promote equity and decrease the achievement gap between the poor and prosperous of the society. The teachers work hand in hand with the students to come up with classroom management generalship, engaging parents and guardians and create plans on how to do their lessons. Tutoring and online learning programs are some of the models that the Rocketship education try to emulate. This will give the students knowledge on how to cope with situations of the outer world and equip them with technological advancement. Statistics of the 2016-2017 academic year revealed that 75% of the students were learning English as their other language.
Parents play a vital role in the education of their children by how much he or she will invest in their education. Teachers ensure to visit the children’s home to know their way of living and also know what can affect the child when learning. When teachers have a better interaction with the children families, it is easier to ensure each student is learning the right lesson at the appropriate time. Parent power, personalised training and talent management are the three critical pillars of Rocketship education network.