Nancy Ortiz lives in San Jose and is a volunteer at her daughters preschool every week. She is not impressed with what she has seen in the public school and with another daughter soon to be entering kindergarten she wants more. This was the reason she signed her children up for the Rocketship Academy. Unfortunately the charter school is so popular her older daughter was placed on the waiting list. This was when she joined an effort to have another Rocketship school opened in the Franklin-McKinley School District.
Nancy Ortiz likes her daughters teacher but watches her cope with too many students in her class, limited resources, and challenges in discipline. The only thing the teacher can offer the students is the very basics. She Knows Rocketship Education offers so much more including personalized learning, music, art, the best in educational approaches, exercise, and daily games. She wants her children to have the highest quality of education possible and knows Rocketship values the input of the parents. .
There were more than 700 parents who wanted a new Rocketship school in the area last year. The parents were really excited when Rocketship submitted all of the necessary paperwork. The problem is the school may not be given a charter and the parents want to understand why. They found out the school board did not accept the application and Rocketship had no choice but to appeal. They are currently waiting on the decisions of the County Board of Education and the Santa Clara County Office but the parents are not going to give up.
Nancy Ortiz wants her children to grow, learn and thrive. She believes the best possible school to accomplish this is the Rocketship school. She believes they can reach their fullest potential there. She did finally receive the call her heart had prayed for and next year both of her children will be attending Rocketship. She still worries about all of the children of the other families who were not as lucky. She has hopes the charter for the new school will be approved because she does not believe the other kids will receive the education their parents desire otherwise.