Rocketship Education is a public charter school that offers personalized learning and gives its students a platform in which to express their talents. Its student body consists mostly of kids from low-income areas or underserved communities that have limited access to quality schools. The innovative alternative educational institution encourages parental involvement in their children’s learning process, and its teachers and leaders are held accountable when it comes to how the students are taught. Founded in 2006 by John Danner and Preston Smith, Rocketship Education opened its first school in 2007 in San Jose, California, and since then, it has expanded to offer more parents a better education for their kids in other areas such as Milwaukee, Nashville, Washington, DC and Redwood City, California, where more than 400 parents ran a campaign to have the school opened up in that city. Shortly after the school was started in 2006, its popularity grew quickly, and because of this, six additional Rocketship Education schools were opened up in San Jose within 5 years. The alternative elementary school has approximately 15,000 students, 85% of which are from low-income families, and its 1,000 employees are always trying to learn new and better ways to serve the students and the communities. The employees consider Rocketship Education to be a great place to work, because of the fact that they feel valued when their opinions are given, and they like the fact that the school provides them with continuous training. The school also has appreciation days for its teachers, and a diverse workforce. Rocketship Education is a non-profit school, and it’s considered to be one of the most high-performing ones in its category. The fact that it focuses on the individual student and helps push personal development and talent is what makes it a successful institution of learning and growth. It draws a great number of parents to it each year due to the promise of their kids getting a quality education while developing their natural talents and getting constructive input and encouragement from teachers and other staff at the school. It’s one of the first charter schools of its kind in the Bay Area.