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Middle School Expo 2022 Recap

Every year, Rocketship Bay Area’s Family Recruitment team holds a Middle School Expo for 4th and 5th grade families to learn about different school options available in their communities, hear from educators and other parents, and make an informed decision regarding their student’s education.

Oftentimes, parents choose the closest middle school to their home because it feels familiar and convenient. However, choosing the right fit for your child is an important part of their educational journey. A student’s performance in middle school determines which high schools will later be options for them, which in turn plays a big part in deciding which colleges a student can eventually attend. We make it our job to ensure our Rocketship families are still presented with all the information they need to make a confident decision of which middle school is the best fit for their child. This year, our expo was virtual and we invited 9 middle schools to share what makes their schools different!

In this webinar, school leaders from each of the nine schools discussed their values & core pillars, extracurricular club and sport options, as well as before and after-school programs, helping parents decide which school is the best fit for their child’s development as a whole, outside of just academia.

Among the schools invited were:

  • KIPP: Bay Area Schools
  • Alpha Public Schools
  • Downtown College Prep
  • Perseverance Prep
  • Renaissance Academy
  • Sunrise Middle Schools
  • Summit Public Schools
  • ACE Charter School
  • Sacred Heart Nativity School

For families who missed this virtual expo, you can learn more about these 9 middle schools in the videos below! Access a written recording of the webinar’s chat here.


This year we had over 300 families attend our Bay Area Middle School Expo and take an additional step in ensuring their Rocketeers reach their full potential. Choosing a welcoming, challenging middle school that’s the right fit for your child can be a daunting process, but we are here to help. Take a look at some of the resources we’ve compiled below, and share this blog with a friend or family member who is also looking for middle schools for their child!

Middle School Expo General Handout: This handout shares questions for families to consider when choosing a middle school.
Middle School Expo Info Sheet: This handout includes information about open enrollment dates, contact info, and GreatSchools scores for the middle schools that presented at our expo.
ISE Handout: Similar to the General Handout, here we share important info our ISE families should consider when looking for a middle school.



“Thank you for this experience and information. It really does help and make a difference.” – Rocketship Parent



We hope you found this helpful in your search for a middle school! Thank you for participating and please share this information with anyone else you think would benefit from it!

Published on February 11, 2022

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