Rocketship Education Petitions Districts Throughout the Bay Area

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June 24, 2011 Rocketship Education, a charter management organization based in San Jose and Palo Alto, has applied to run more charter schools in four districts across the Bay Area. In its hometown of San Jose, it has petitioned the County Office of Education to start an additional 20 schools over the next 5 years, adding to the five it already has open. The final determination hearing takes place in August.

Rocketship has also petitioned East Palo Alto's Ravenswood School District, as well as San Francisco and Oakland Unified School Districts, to start schools in 2013. Rocketship has had strong success in its first schools, averaging above 900 API with its unique blended learning model.