Parental engagement starts teaching parents how to influence positive outcomes for their own children in school by ensuring high levels of prompt attendance, managing the completion of homework, and reinforcing high expectations and aspirations for student learning. More broadly, parental engagement at the school level includes active, productive participation in community meetings, parent/family meetings, home visits from a Rocketship teacher, active participation in parent conferences and volunteering at the school. School staff members work directly with parents to reinforce the knowledge, skills and mindsets that encourage parents’ active participation and integration into the Rocketship community.
Beyond Rocketship, we envision parents becoming active champions to expand excellent educational opportunities in their communities. Armed with the knowledge, skills and mindsets, Rocketship parents will influence the opening of great schools or the transformation of under performing schools; they will influence the outcomes of school board and other local elections to ensure that elected candidates are advocates for change in policy decisions. For their own children, Rocketship parents will continue to reinforce the mindsets, expectations, and habits that will ensure success over their child's long-term educational career.