Although it doesn’t take much thinking to validate this sentiment, parents play an integral role in the performance of children in all levels of education, especially in grades K-5, when kids’ brains are most vulnerable, and also more plastic in terms of learning new processes and facts than ever before.
In February of 2017, a flood struck the San Jose, California, area, leaving many families without homes, cars, and other necessities for staying alive. Rather than turning its back on families, Rocketship Education was able to raise more than $62,000 with the help of nearby Catholic churches, in turn funneling all money raised to about 30 families living in San Jose that had lost everything, or at least most of their belongings.
One of these families had a child that was attending Rocketship Education at the time. The child’s name, Dulce, reported that “My family is so thankful for the support we received from everyone at Rocketship [Education].”
Thanks to such support, parents were able to play the necessary role they’re supposed to in facilitating their proper education.
Parents are also a big deal in interviewing potential teachers for employment. Rocketship Education is able to both save money and more thoroughly screen applicants, as parents typically try harder than anybody to secure quality teachers for their kids.
Rocketship Education’s Introduction 101
John Danner and Preston Smith joined forces to found Rocketship Education in 2006. The first institution was opened in a tiny church in San Jose in 2007, as the pair didn’t have enough money to build a school, or even rent space to teach children. Palo Alto School District, the high-performing regional school district that the San Jose school was a part of, featured scores just as high as Rocketship Education immediately following its first year of operation.
Ever since, Rocketship Education soared to the proverbial stars and beyond in terms of teaching its kids well and expanding to other locations. Today, the school system has eighteen facilities across the country. It provides top-notch qualities of education to kids mostly coming from low-income environments and households, who normally don’t receive very good educations.