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#RocketshipFirstDay 2021

The 21-22 school year is particularly special not only because we are finally back in the classroom, but because this fall marks FIFTEEN years of Rocketeers! In 2006, the very first Rocketship School, Rocketship Mateo Sheedy, welcomed students in a church in San Jose, CA (have you read our founding story?).

Throughout August, our Rocketeers across the nation trickled back into classrooms, starting in Nashville, then Milwaukee, California, and finally Washington DC. To celebrate a historic back to school season, we’ve compiled some of our favorite #RocketshipFirstDay photos submitted by parents and staff. Check them out below, and thank you to everyone who submitted!

Rocketship United Academy

Rocketship Nashville Northeast Elementary


“Rocketship School Leaders truly are one of a kind. It was so great seeing them in action as they welcome students back to campus, lead launch outside and from the office, and greet everyone with immense joy. Their thoughtfulness and care in this difficult time to ensure kids get to be together at school is truly inspiring. It’s also always fun joining them for a launch dance or two! Kids are so happy to be back!” –Kylie Alsofrom, former Rocketeer


Rocketship Transformation Prep

Rocketship Southside Community Prep

“I want to give a biiiig huuuge thanks to all the support and patience Rocketship staff and teachers has provided to make this transition as easy and comfortable as possible! This means the world for us!!!” –Diana Renteria, RUA parent


Rocketship Infinity Community Prep

Rocketship Legacy Prep

Rocketship Rise

“My son loved his First Day, been bragging about seeing his old teachers. Thank you all so much. Thank you for making children want to come to school and learn. Thank you for your time and patience.” –Tara Bender, RNNE parent


Rocketship Alma

Rocketship Brilliant Minds

Rocketship Delta Prep

Rocketship Discovery Prep

Rocketship Fuerza Community Prep

Rocketship Futuro Academy

Rocketship Los Sueños Academy

Rocketship Mateo Sheedy

Rocketship Mosaic

Rocketship Redwood City Prep

Rocketship Rising Stars

Rocketship Sí Se Puede

Rocketship Spark


Thanks again to everyone who submitted photos – here’s to a great year of learning, supporting and growing one another!

Published on September 3, 2021

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