Helping those in need is a virtue that everyone in our societies should adopt. By supporting a single person, the ripple effects of this gratitude yields more gratitude and brings people together. That is why Preston Smith, the CEO and the co-founder of Rocketship Education sought to do by educating the young as a way of giving to the society.
Rocketship chartered schools are community-based schools that the society and the community. The schools built are left to the people within the community to name hence bringing quality education to the student and an enabling environment the community. They are therefore more concern with the affairs of school more.
The schools also allow parents to vet the teachers and head teachers of the school. This process that involves parents’ inclusion was initially used Unified School District in Los Angeles where parents decide the type of person they want interacting with their child for the most part of their day. This process ensures that teachers employed are of ethical virtues and can teach their kids. This makes it easy for children to learn good virtues and morals as they are a reflection of their teachers.
The Rocketship chartered school also has a personalized learning style that has blended with the standard curriculums. They focus on child values that are, integrity, gratitude, honesty, respect, responsibility, empathy, and persistence. These values are made possible through their well-abled teachers and the personalized learning that help the children grow up to be people of character in the society.
They also give an opportunity for kids to grow on the social-emotionally level since they come from poor background and they may not have much back at home to hope for at the end of the day. Therefore, they have created a conducive environment where every child is accepted as they are and they can open up and be supported by the school or encouraged by the rest of the children.
The schools have received recognition for their work, and many industry players such as Facebook CEO and his wife have offered to develop personalized learning platforms for the kids to be able to have a natural time learning. Netflix CEO also has donated to the support local education such as one carried out by Rocketship chartered school.