Education can be seen as one of the core principles of life. Many people have said that the path to college begins in kindergarten. This notion rings true on so many levels, but every child doesn’t have the opportunity or can’t build a rock-solid educational base. By not doing so, this creates a learning gap amongst the students. This is where Rocketship Education comes into the frame, and it has revolutionized the game. Rocketship Education is basically a chain of charter schools that operate at the elementary level. The school was actually founded back in 2006, and it’s headquartered in Redwood City, California.
As of today, RE operates via five schools in and around the San Jose region. Unleashing the potential is what this school is all about. Rocketship Education believes that every child can go to college whether it’s a two-year community college, or it’s a four-year university. This phenomenal school has grown into somewhat of a system as it’s looking to expand into other regions of the US. Technology is heavily involved in the teaching process, and this technology has worked wonders with the students. Advanced-mathematical programs such as Dreambox Learning can actually adapt to the student’s level of knowledge, and it’s used for children who range from kindergarten to eight grade. Equatia is another fine math program that focuses on fluency.
When it comes to standardized testing, the students who completed some of Rocketship Education’s math programs scored up to 3 percent better. In some of the other testing areas, some of the student scored even higher. That’s right! This goes to show that computer-based programs have a place within any school’s curriculum. Studies show that the recommended hours spent for the DreamBox program is between 60 – 90 minutes per week. Rocketship Education tends to spend around 44 minutes on the same program, and it has helped to produce outstanding results. This only scratches the surface for what this school can do, but bigger things are in the works for the near future.