Rocketship Public Schools is a national organization of charter schools that offers parents in low-income communities tuition-free public school options for their children TK through 5th grade. Founded in 2006 in San Jose, Rocketship has 13 public schools in the Bay Area.

“Our mission is to close the achievement gap in our lifetime. Period,” says Marie Alvarado-Gil, Bay Area Regional Director, Rocketship Public Schools. “It’s no secret that kids in certain ZIP codes don’t have access to high quality public education. We provide that access.

"We’re parent driven—parents organizing parents and coming together, saying 'We want a quality public education option for our kids.'”
The regional office for its two East Bay schools, Rocketship Futuro Academy (Concord) and Rocketship Delta Prep (Antioch), is located in Shadelands' Walnut Creek Executive Park, 2815 Mitchell Drive, Suite 103.
Built on three pillars, Rocketship focuses on Parent Power, Talent Development, and Personalized Learning—meeting students where they are and enabling them to learn at their own pace.
“What's distinctive about our Parent Power approach is the level to which we've elevated our parent leadership," says Christabel Breen, Manager of Parent Leadership & Organizing, Bay Area, Rocketship Public Schools.

“More than just engaging our parents through volunteering and parent-teacher conferences, we train our parents in leadership and work with them to create organizing committees on their campuses to engage with the community, meet city leaders and school board members, learn about education issues, and become involved in an education equity movement that affects their families and communities.”

Rocketship schools have been recognized for education excellence on local and national levels. In 2021, Rocketship Futuro Academy was named one of the best elementary schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report.