When it comes to the education of elementary school children, the rest of the world would do well to study the success and techniques of Rocketship Education. It would be a very good thing to do given the success that Rocketship has enjoyed.
Rocketship Education is a non-profit public elementary charter school system. Located in difficult economic areas, the company specializes in elementary education because that is where the base foundation is formed for the best educational experience possible.
The innovative concept was initiated in 2006 and has grown to be a successful model for the maximization of efficiency and high objectives for students education. The core subjects of math, science, reading, and social studies are augmented with art, music, dance, gardening, and other lifestyle subjects.
As opposed to a typical traditional classroom, Rocketship likes to have its Rocketeers (the name for the students) attend several different modes of classwork. There are times when a larger gathering is necessary for announcements, attendance and the like, but most of the time spent is in other arrangements.
Most of the activity is spent in small groups, digital labs, and personal tutoring. The digital labs cover tasks that are repetitive and can be covered easily and repetitively.
Rocketship believes that each student has a vast amount of potential and they feel that it is their duty to help the student unlock their potential to reach their maximum levels. Each student has a progress map that is individualized with steps and checkpoints along the way.
The core traits that are emphasized by Rocketship are empathy, respect, responsibility, and persistence. These are good traits for students to take as their own and also great goals for all citizens.
Obviously without good results, communities, parents, and students would not show much interest in Rocketship Education. The average Rocketeer has enough credits to graduate a complete year ahead of his or her contemporary in the public school system. Rocketeers who move on to middle school has higher scores than their public school peers, as well as more self-confidence and greater social and learning skills, according to the many tests that have been conducted.