Based in Redwood, California, Rocketship Education is a nonprofitable foundation of public schools. The education group is also spread across Wisconsin, Washington D.C and Tennessee. The organization was founded by John Danner and Preston Smith in the year 2006.
The duo launched the first school in San Jose, California in the year 2007.
Regarded as one of the best law schools in the United States, Rocketship targets children from humble backgrounds. The charter school has been a beneficiary of a couple of funding programs due to its remarkable performance.
Raed Hastings, the Chief Executive Officer of Netflix announced a $2 million funding to the institution. The release that was done in the year 2015 was driven to develop the school’s Bay Area. The organization also benefited from an additional $2 million from the Obama administration that was meant to develop the school.
Rocketship has witnessed a long streak of achievements since its foundation. The charter network launched its pioneer affiliate school in Milwaukee, California. The institution’s first branch opened its doors in August 2013. In the year 2014, the network opened another facility in Nashville, Tennessee. Later in 2016, Rocketship established an additional branch in Washington D.C.
Rocketship Education incorporates modern mechanisms of learning in its system. The school utilizes minimized group tutorials and online studying. The institution has also collaborated with other nonprofit organizations that place university graduates into academic teaching opportunities.
Techbridge signed a deal with Rocketship Education in the year 2016. In the contract, it was agreed that a group of 5th-grade students from the school network would benefit from an eBay Headquarter visit.
According to statistical reports, more than 85% of students who were placed into the network program, came from low-income families. It was also reported that a huge percentage of the students had difficulty in writing and speaking in English.
Preston Smith, the co-founder of the school program maintained that the school applies its traditions and rules in all its branches across the United States. He added that the school utilizes technology in its education system to maximize productivity. Some of the programs incorporated in the structure are Lexia and Dreambox.