The beginning of a new year represents a new chance to change the way we do things. Every year, this typically manifests through New Years resolutions, self-promises often made in the name of losing weight, dropping harmful addictions, or bettering relationships. Unfortunately, these resolutions oftentimes fail shortly after they start. Maintaining a changed life style is not easy, especially if you’ve chosen a particularly hard task. But this doesn’t mean that resolutions are a bad idea. In fact, the opposite. If we have help accomplishing our tasks, from our loved ones, co-workers, or others, than the task becomes much more manageable. Rocketship Education is offering this to its students and is prioritizing the start of the new year as a time for enhanced academic habits and work ethic.
Oftentimes, students who fall behind early in the year have trouble catching up. This is for a number of reasons, but many begin to feel more hopeless as the year goes on and they keep losing progress. Fortunately, Rocketship Education uses the beginning of a new year as an opportunity for students to get themselves back on track. This allows students to start with a blank slate, and re-approach the school year with a new motivation and hopefulness. Teachers and other faculty in Rocketship Education all help students learn the importance of tasks like prioritizing responsibilities and managing smaller tasks. Overall, the emphasis is giving them the study skills they need to succeed independently.
Rocketship Education is a non-profit network of charter schools that was founded in 2006. Rocketship Schools are in all kinds of underprivileged communities around the country, and their intention is to provide quality education to areas where it’s hard to find. Currently, Rocketship Education operates in four areas: Bay Area, Milwaukee, Nashville, and Washington D.C. Rocketship’s philosophy is centered on three aspects: personalized learning, talent development, and parent power. Rocketship’s official site describes their mission as follows: “We believe in the infinite possibily of human potential. We believe that every student has the right to to dream, to discover, and to develop their unique potential.” Rocketship is proud of its mission, and rightfully so. If you have a child in the area, look into Rocketship Education. It just might be the perfect fit.