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Rocketship Breaks Ground on New Elementary School in SE Fort Worth

Last week, Rocketship Public Schools Texas officially broke ground as a region! Rocketship’s team joined Fort Worth Councilmember Gyna Bivens, local parents, and community leaders to help launch the first tuition-free public charter school in Southeast Fort Worth.

Our school will open in August 2022 for Pre-K to 3rd grades. Applications open on October 25 and families are encouraged to apply by Feburary 11th because seats are limited!

Fox4, NBC5, and the Fort Worth Star Telegram all joined and spotlit this incredible event. This school has been years in the making, and no one has worked harder to make it a reality than Founding Principal, Dr. Christina Hanson. Below are some words she shared on this special day.

I count it a distinct privilege to be born and raised in Stop 6. I matriculated through our neighborhood schools, graduating from the famous Dunbar High School, and have spent my career serving my community on the Southeast side of Fort Worth.

For those of you who don’t know Stop 6, it is a vibrant, tight-knit community that has been overlooked and underserved for far too long. For years our children and community have been hampered systematically with things happening to us, instead of with us. But our community wouldn’t take it. Breaking ground on our new school means breaking ground on new opportunities for our Stop 6 and greater Fort Worth communities like never before.

But it did not come easy. The story of our inaugural Texas campus is one of grit. A popular book that I read states that faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. Our parents, our staff, and our community not only hoped, but put their hope into action. From the literal boots on the ground in Austin in June to having the courage to stand up and demand better for our kids – our community made this school happen. Thank you to our parents and supporters for lifting your voice, exercising your power, sacrificing, and demanding change in the face of adversity.

Next fall we open our doors to hundreds of Rocketeers who will be equipped with a love of learning, confidence, and socio-emotional skills that will empower them to fulfill their unlimited potential. Our teachers will crave timely feedback that immediately upgrades learning in the classroom. Our leaders will lead with determination and grace. And our campus culture will be rooted in joy. Sometimes students are carrying unimaginable burdens and need opportunities to experience joy. I will charge every adult on campus to create those experiences for Rocketeers and for each other.

 

Are you a parent interested in learning more?
Reach out to our MarQuesha Brooks for more information or apply here!

Published on October 20, 2021

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