The schools have a culture that instills positive value such as bravery, respect for self and others, gratitude and responsibility. They acknowledge that not all families can instill these values in their children, and they endeavor to fill that gap.
The focus of the schools is the success of the students even after they leave the institutions. They, therefore, put effort to prepare them well academically and to have meaningful interactions where they can resolve conflicts amicably.
They achieve this by using programs such as the Kimochis Curriculum and the RULER tools that train learners in healthy emotional development. The curricula are selected carefully for learners in each grade.
Various people and organizations have recognized the role that Rocketship schools are playing in poverty alleviation in California. Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, together with the wife, Priscilla Chan, are among the people who are making great contributions to education investment in the region.
They have committed huge sums of money to develop facilities and technology that benefits local schools. In collaboration with one local charter school, they are constructing a state-of-the-art personalized learning facility that other schools can also access.
Some people who feel that their efforts could jeopardize the success of traditional elementary schools have unfairly criticized Rocketship Education. However, the parents have openly defended the schools.
The parents say that they are happy that their children are posting impressive results in state assessments. They advise the critics to visit the schools and assess for themselves how the schools are managed.
Such a move will help the critics change their perceptions concerning the schools and advocate for the same model of public school management in other schools.
The parents are also quick to point out that they have a chance of enrolling their children in the local elementary district schools, but they choose to take them to Rocketship Charter Schools.