Emerson’s philosophy is based on the idea that the purpose of education is a continuation of teaching essential learnings. It is our ultimate goal to support each student with positive rigors, academic experiences, and opportunities to grow emotionally and socially through activities which develop the ability to problem solve and make wise choices. These will aid our youth in becoming self-sufficient individuals mentally, physically, socially, and morally, so that they can meet the demands of a rapidly changing society. It is essential to instill in each student the importance of individual worth and to create a positive self-image through the personal development of initiative, resourcefulness, and responsibility. It is the intent of the faculty to lead students toward becoming disciplined, productive, informed, and fulfilled individuals. To achieve these ideals, mutual respect and understanding must be present in the learning process on the part of all participants– the faculty, students, and community.