A students learning environment helps shape their potential for success and their early learning experiences. What our children learn and experience in early life, will shape who they will be in the future. Because of this, it is important for parents and schools to work together to create a safe and productive learning environment for all students. Family stability and involvement give children the confidence they need to succeed, and that’s what Rocketship Education is all about. When students and families of Rocketships San Jose, California charter school were affected by a flood, the school and its volunteers quickly pulled their resources together and extended a tremendous amount of support to those in need.
With the help of donations from Catholic Charities, roughly 30 Rocketship families were provided with clean clothes, hot meals, and an immeasurable amount of encouragement and support. Dulce, one of the parents’ whose family was displaced by the flood praised the school for their efforts and their generosity. Knowing that your child is safe and cared for when tragedy strikes are priceless, and Rocketship Education committed themselves to ensuring the safety and continued success of each student affected by the flood.
At Rocketship Education, teachers and leaders focus on each child completely and individually. Teachers visit the homes of each student yearly to help them gain a better understanding of their family life and establish relationships with families. Their community model promotes involvement and support for each student and each family. Rocketship believes that every child deserves the chance to succeed, and unleash their full potential. The network works hard to challenge the standards of learning and eliminate inequalities in today’s school system. By providing alternative learning options to low-income communities, they are removing the barriers that restrict growth and success of students of these communities.