We Believe Every Kid Has the Potential To Go Farther Than We Can Even Imagine
Rocketship is a network of public K through 5 charter schools dedicated to eliminating the achievement gap in our lifetime. Rocketship is more than a school system—it's a growing family of teachers, leaders, parents and communities, all dedicated to making a positive change for our future.
Our Core Characteristics
Rocketeers believe in authenticity.
We deliver transparency in our work, assessing how we are doing, growing, and learning with honesty and humility. We bring our whole selves to our work, allowing that passion to resonate through our decisions, words and actions. We value and adapt to diverse styles and approaches.
Rocketeers believe in community.
We seek a diverse set of perspectives to build understanding and expand our circle of impact as we work toward our greater purpose. We believe our community begins within our neighborhoods and deepens and expands within our classrooms. We value our professional community and its collective impact beyond our own individual roles and contributions.
Rocketeers believe in tenacity.
We pursue our goals relentlessly until we achieve them, especially for our Rocketeers. We take courageous steps in our work that lead to excellent outcomes for students. We view each challenge as a hurdle to clear in order to reach our ultimate goal.
Rocketeers believe in innovation.
We stretch beyond the status quo to challenge our Rocketeers and ourselves. We find or create better ways to make the impossible possible. We take responsible risks in order to make a more positive impact.
Rocketeers pursue excellence.
We continuously improve our results in response to data and feedback. We strategically prioritize to maximize short and long term solutions. We believe that all children can succeed and we continue to courageously work to eliminate the achievement gap within our lifetimes.
“Rocketship is one of the best local stories ever told due to their strategic vision and passion to reach goals previously unattainable in student achievement.”
Trustee, Santa Clara County Office of Education & Educator/Writer