Map Name: 2023-2024 Carrington High School Continuous Improvement Plan
Time Period: 5/1/2023 - 6/30/2024

In a safe and caring environment, we will provide a student-centered education w/ high expectations for student achievement & growth through cooperative interaction w/ parents & community. Students engage in a variety of learning experiences. District is committed to total development of students.


Empowering our students for the future.


The Cardinal Way is to be responsible, respectful, safe and empowered.

K-12 Alignment MTSS
Academic Engagement
Academic Engagement
Professional Development
Academic Engagement
  • Carrington School District will align and maintain a K-12 MTSS system of supports
  • Carrington Elementary School will offer an on-site, tuition based, 4 year-old preschool
  • Teachers, administrators, and support staff will participate in group or individualized professional development activities throughout the school year
Critical Initiative
  • Continued/ongoing professional development for MTSS teams at both the MS/HS and Elementary, ex. new team/staff members
  • Strategic math intervention for elementary students with progress monitoring
  • Targeted to Schoolwide Title 1 to align with MTSS system (meeting all students' need, not just Targeted by allowing Title 1 staff and resources to work with all students)
Critical Initiative
  • Develop a plan to implement early childhood education for four-year-old students according to the standards set forth by the NDDPI
  • Met with the current community preschool board by July 2021.
Critical Initiative
  • Explore online individualized professional development opportunities and provide employee options
  • Survey staff and build professional development opportunities
Key Measures
  • HS MTSS Playbook will be updated yearly.
  • Monthly data meetings to analyze and discuss.
Key Measures
  • Staff self-assessments used for discussion w/ eval
Facilities Maint. Plan
Long-Term Planning
School Culture and Climate
Social Emotional Learning
School Culture and Climate
  • We will develop a long-range facilities maintenance plan
  • Improve communications for all stakeholders
  • Research and choose social emotional curriculums to use with students to teach the SEL standards
Critical Initiative
  • A school district demographic study will be completed to engage in long-range planning adequately
  • A school district's facility study will be completed to engage in long range planning adequately
  • A task force will be developed during the fall of 2021 to create a long-range facilities maintenance plan, and it will develop the plan over a series of meetings completing a plan document by 5/22
Critical Initiative
  • Create online tutorials for PowerSchool, Instant Alert, eFunds, and navigating the school website
  • Maintain community communications, such as the local radio, newspaper
  • Use digital platforms to engage stakeholders in meetings and events
Critical Initiative
  • Implement a resiliency program in grades 7-12 during the 2020-2021 school year
  • Implement an elementary social/emotional curriculum
  • Maintain current school counseling programs and resources
  • Maintain or increase clinical counselor supports
Key Measures
  • Admin reports to board on changes/progress by 7/21
Key Measures
  • Admin and counselor review YRBS survey results
  • Elem counselor & prin. review pre/post assessments
  • ES principal will review PowerSchool Behavior Log
  • HS principal will review PowerSchool Behavior Log
East Central
School Culture and Climate - East Central Plan
Blended Learning
Technology and Innovation
  • Improve self-regulation skills to improve student learning
  • All students will be familiar with their online platforms and programs in order to view lessons/activities, submit work, and receive feedback
Critical Initiative
  • Increase staff competency in tracking behavior data through FBA/BIP
Critical Initiative
  • Common platforms will be chosen.
  • Learning management systems will be chosen.
  • Teachers will utilize distance learning modes as appropriate.
  • The school board will approve a K-12 Cardinal Insurance Program in July of 2020
  • The school will maintain their internet filter and Digital Citizenship programs for K-12 students
Key Measures
  • Monitoring BIP's and student behavior data
  • system check-warning system for dropout prevention
Key Measures
  • Monitor Digital Citizenship completion charts
  • Monitor Technology committee meetings
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: