Mission, Vision, and Philosophy

GRE Mission

Reading Beliefs
Math Beliefs

Writing Beliefs




Gold Rush’s mission is to develop students who think critically and act responsibly.  The school accomplishes this goal by building strong relationships with students and their families, inspiring a love of learning and honoring individuality and creativity. Educators at Gold Rush routinely analyze student assessment data to identify each student’s strengths and needs.  Teachers are committed to implementing best instructional practices and preparing students for the 21st Century.

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