Rocketship Education is a leading network of non-profit charter school that was established in 2006 and opened its first charter school a year late in 2007 in San Jose, California. The founders are John Danner and Preston Smith. Up to date, only one of them is part of the leadership with Preston Smith being the Chief Executive Officer.
The fist of the Rocketship Education schools achieved a huge success and was comparable to institutions such as the Palo AltoShool District. The two scored the same scores on California’s assessment exam. That placed the start of the Rocketship Education charter schools on a successful path and led to the establishment of more such institutions.
After the first school in San Jose and the excellent results of its students, there were six more charter schools opened up in the area of San Jose city in the following handful of years. The first charter school opened outside of the city of San Jose, California greeted its students for the first time in 2013 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After that a year later Rocketship Education got a school in Nashville, Tennessee. The success continued through 2016 when the Rocketship Education opened up a school in Washington D.C. as well. With the partnership of Apple Tree Institute, Rocketship Education managed to provide kids with preschooling as well.
In 2015, Rocketship Education truly experienced the support of parents when almost five hundred parents gathered in Redwood City, California to raise enough money to build a Rocketship school in the city as well. Rocketship Education charter schools have been receiving generous support form the Andre Agassi and his Turner-Agassi Charter School Facilities Fund.
Rocketship Education charter schools have achieved a lot. The schools offer education to youth from families with low incomes and provide them opportunities to grow and develop their skills and talents. The charter schools make an effort always to include the parents of their students in their education. At the Rocketship Education charter schools, parents and teachers work together and communicate regularly. They are a team. Rocketship Education will be expanding further in the next couple of years.