There was a lot of applause when a charter school was approved by the members of the City Council. The proposed $14.4 million school will be opening in an area of the city that is run-down. This was the beginning of the efforts of Rocketship Education to build their new school with the endorsement of educators, parents, a pastor and business owners. It took two-years for the rezoning of the site, and the school is expected to open in August of 2018.
The vacant building will be torn down by Rocketship Education to make room for the two-story 31,052-square foot campus. Students from transitional kindergarten up to the firth grade will be accommodated. The features will include surveillance cameras and guards to keep the students safe. The value of the commercial properties in the areas may rise, and new businesses will probably be attracted. A lot of the speakers understood how important it was to give families unable to pay for private schools another option. Rocketship education is making certain a good education will available for the future generations.
Some of the students’ parents stated the Antioch Unified School District could not provide the education they wanted for their children. These parents are happy to drive 45 minutes to give their children an excellent free education. The 2016 through 2017 charter school scores for math and English earned Rocketship Education a place in California’s top ten percent of elementary schools educating similar areas. Families deserve the right to choose how their children are educated regardless of their household income, national origin or race.
Although there are some students who do will in traditional education, others excel in the academics, independent study and specific academic disciplines provided by Rocketship Education. Schools can no longer function properly using the one size fits all approach. One of the most intriguing questions regarding the new school is if they will become the United State’s first to generate all the solar energy they require. Rocketship entertainment has proven themselves over time, and the students attending their schools receive the type of education they need to have the futures they deserve.