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The RocketShip Education System Offers Students the Chance to Thrive

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In 2006, the Rocketship Public Schools were founded with a mission to offer students in low-income communities the chance to have a quality education. They are a non-profit organization with a network of public elementary charter schools headquartered in California. They believe in the three pillars of transformation that include personalized learning, talent development, and parent power. They focus on encouraging students to achieve better grades and remain motivated to further their education.

Additionally, Rocketship Public Schools are not like traditional schools and provide children with individualized attention. They offer tutoring, online educational programs and an authentic method of learning by innovative teachers. Their learning system consists of the four content blocks created by the school that are Humanities, STEM, Learning Lab and Enrichment. The teachers work with students and observe where they need additional assistance with learning. They offer a thorough education and offer music, nutrition, gardening, music, and art to children. They encourage a collaborative relationship between parents and teachers to guarantee that children receive the best education. The students have exceptional scores in mathematics with 90 percent achieving above average scores.

Rocketship Public Schools have an outstanding leadership team, and Preston Smith is the co-founder and CEO. He believes in the school’s methods and is a former teacher. He attended the University of North Carolina and received his bachelor’s in Latin American Studies. Then he attended San Jose University and obtained his master’s in educational leadership. Lynn Liao is the chief program officer for the school and manages staff and coordinates projects. She received her bachelor’s degree in political economy from the University of California, and her masters from Stanford University in business. Keysha Bailey is the chief financial officer and handles the finance and legal departments for the school. She received her bachelor’s in economics from Princeton University, and her master’s in finance from the University of Pennsylvania.

The Rocketship Schools have an excellent curriculum and teachers that care. They have the extraordinary leadership to promote success. They will continue to teach students how to pursue their goals and dreams.