Map Name: 2023-2024 Powers Lake High School Continuous Improvement Plan
Time Period: 5/1/2023 - 4/30/2024

Developing respectful, accountable, inclusive learners serving others is the heart of student success at the Powers Lake School.


The Powers Lake School challenges and encourages all students to become independent lifelong learners, critical thinkers, and effective decision-makers who are productive members of society.


The Powers Lake School Community believes that its students are to be engaged learners who are respectful of others, held accountable, and taught the value and importance of serving those around them.

Stakeholder Engagement
Enhance involvement of family and community stakeholders.
Technology Readiness
Ensuring students have learning activities with embedded technology to prepare them for their future post-secondary careers.
Teaching and Learning
Improve student achievement by improving core programming and instruction.
  • Enhance the involvement of family and community stakeholders by providing engagement activities and connecting families to needed support services.
  • Provide students with relevant learning experiences that require the use of technology.
  • Increase student achievement through strengthening core instruction.
Critical Initiative
  • Increase family involvement in school-related activities by adding an additional staff member whose duties include being the Family Engagement Coordinator.
  • Providing stakeholder engagement surveys yearly and analyzing results.
Critical Initiative
  • Gather and analyze data on students’ needs and interests.
  • Provide professional learning on relevant activities and technology integration.
Critical Initiative
  • Extend MTSS Pathways to include students in grades 6-8.
  • Implement differentiated instruction strategies.
  • Provide collaboration time to discuss instructional strategies and analyze data
Key Measures
  • Administer additional surveys to analyze results
  • Monthly Family Engagement activities.
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Surveys completed
  • Track number of families served
Key Measures
  • Fall to Spring performance on the MAP test.
  • Low grade and missing assignments reports.
  • Spring to Spring performance on MAP test.
  • Teachers will make accommodations and modification
Choice Ready
Prepare students to graduate Choice Ready.
School Climate
Strengthen school culture by building relationships to ensure each student has a trusted adult to connect with.
  • 100% of students will have Essential Skills in order to be Choice Ready.
  • Students will be Choice Ready in at least 2 of the 3: Post-Secondary, Workforce, Military.
  • Strengthen school culture by building relationships.
Critical Initiative
  • 11th grade English capstone project
  • Juniors will take the ASVAB test, earning a cut score of 31 or higher.
  • Students will be certified in CPR
  • Students will complete 7 hours of community service per year of high school.
Critical Initiative
  • Extend the Check and Connect Program to more studies who qualify based on attendance, behavior and course perfromance.
  • Increasing relationships between staff and students.
  • Provide training for staff on techniques for building positive relationships.
Key Measures
  • 9-12 grades CPR certified every 2 years
  • Completed yearly form
  • Written and verbal expression
Key Measures
  • Boys & Girls Learn Differently Training
  • Data tracking through Check and Connect App
  • Relationship Mapping Training & Implementation
The Strategy Map has been created in collaboration with The North Dakota Department of Public Instruction and Cognia™.

All schools in North Dakota participate in a Continuous Improvement process. Continuous Improvement means examining a school’s current reality including demographics, culture, technology, finances, and academic progress, among many other factors. In addition, Continuous Improvement means looking into the future and predicting what may change – what will be different a year from now, or 10 years from now.


During the 2018-2019 school year, all schools in North Dakota participated in this Continuous Improvement journey. School personnel participated in training and collaborated with diverse stakeholders such as community members, teachers, parents and students to map out what the school’s priorities are, what the school’s objectives are and what critical initiatives needed to be implemented to achieve those objectives. This planning process resulted in a Strategy Map – a 3 to 5-year plan for the school.


It is important to note that the Strategy Map is a snapshot in time. It is documentation of what the school’s priorities were the past school year. In this case the Strategy Map below was captured and submitted on May 1, 2019. It is equally important to note that the Strategy Map below may have changed since its submittal. This is because priorities may have changed quickly depending on numerous factors. Factors can include, but are not limited to, a natural disaster, a high staff turn-over rate, or an influx or decrease of students. To obtain a copy of this schools current and update Strategy Map, please contact the local school administrator.

Please contact North Dakota's Department of Public Instruction with any questions and feedback via email to the following address: