Mission & Vision

Mission

The mission of Emerald Elementary is to provide a comprehensive, literacy-based education to a diverse student population in a neighborhood school setting. ‚Äč


Vision

In our Emerald community, children are equally supported to reach their greatest potential.  We are an innovative, progressive, and high-achieving neighborhood school that equitably educates all students in a safe, supportive environment.  We foster successful, curious, lifelong learners who confidently embrace the challenges and opportunities of their time. 


Motto

We're on FIRE!  Our staff and students have Focus, Integrity, Respect, Empathy

 

Academic Program and Approaches

We follow the BVSD curriculum in all subject areas. BVSD’s curriculum is based on the Common Core Standards.   Emerald uses a balanced literacy approach that includes all components of reading and writing (phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension).  Our balanced literacy program is taught with real world books that promote a life long love of reading.  Our math resource is Math Expressions which uses a blended approach to math instruction. This includes traditional algorithms as well as innovative approaches to understanding numbers.