Rocket Education now known as Rocket Public Schools is a school charter network that works at a no-profit basis was formed in the year 2006 by two icons, Preston Smith, and John Danner. Its headquarters are in Redwood California. The first school was opened in the San Jose in the year 2007 in California. It grew a good reputation as an option for low income students after students attained high marks as those as Palo Alto School District Students at its flagship. Out of this reason, Rocket Education expanded immensely and gave birth to six other additional charter schools in the same area of San Jose. In January 203, after structuring the leadership again, Smith was named the company’s Chief Executive Officer after Danner left.
The first school to be opened out of California was the same year Danner left. It was on the August of 2013 when the primary school was opened in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The expansion could not be stopped due to the good performance, and in 2014, a network at Nashville, Tennessee was started, and in the recent one in the year 2016, a fourth region was opened in Washington D.C where with a partnership with the Apple Tree Institute K-5 schools offered preschool. Funding was received by several individuals including Andres Agassi a former tennis pro, Reed Hastings the Netflix CEO donated two million US dollars, the Obama administration giving out the same amount for investment in the growth of the Rocketship.
The mode of learning that Rocketship applies by using normal class lessons and small-group teachings as well as personalised online learning. They have been working to ensure students that come from low income earning families are educated so as to create a bridge of achievement across America. They have been partnering with Team America that sees college graduates are placed in teaching jobs. From a statistics report, it indicates that out of the students enrolled 86 percent are from financially unstable backgrounds, and seventy percent are studying English as their second language. Rocketship has launched several empowerment programs the latest being the QueenHype, that was launched in 2017 aimed at empowering girls.