Mission & Vision


  • Mission Statement:

    Equipping Students for Success

     

    Vision Statement:

    Del Norte Schools are safe and welcoming environments where each student is provided with high-quality instruction to prepare them for career, college, and life.


Mountain Mission & Vision

  • Mission Statement: Empowering students to be tomorrow's innovators.

    Vision: Gasquet Mountain Elementary  School is an environmental science focused, K-8  STEM  program. Mountain  School promotes a  safe, respectful and responsible learning environment that honors the diversity and cultures of all students. Learners are immersed in technology-rich environments which include access to tools that bolster creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication. At  Mountain Elementary students have  1  to 1 technology devices as well as access to innovative technologies including a 3D printer, Green  Screen video production, and robotics. Our learners have the opportunity to work in multi-grade classrooms and learn from each other as well as their teachers. The goals of Mountain  Elementary  School are to incorporate  STEM  (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) daily into the core curriculum with an emphasis on environmental science. In a  world that’s  becoming  increasingly  complex, where  success  is driven not  only  by  what you know, but  by  what you can do with what you know, it’s more  important than ever  for  our  youth to be  equipped with the  knowledge  and skills to solve  tough problems, gather  and evaluate  evidence, innovate  solutions, and make sense  of information. These are the types of skills that students learn by studying science, technology, engineering, and math—subjects collectively known as STEM. We continue to focus on literacy and mathematics as well as the newly adopted Next Generation Science  Standards. Currently, the school has three classrooms, a  K-2,  3-5,  and a 6-8. Teachers employ a variety of instructional strategies to personalize and support learning for students. Some of our supports and programs include:  Google Classroom for digital content and personalized learning, Environmental Education Initiative  (EEI) environmental science curriculum, and Project Lead the Way engineering and design curriculum. The entire staff is committed to providing each student with the highest quality education possible. We value our active parent group and know how important it is to continue to work with community partners to support all of our students and provide opportunities to learn from real-world situations.