Map Name: 2023-2024 Center-Stanton High School Annual Improvement Plan
Time Period: 5/1/2023 - 4/30/2024

Create a world of knowledge, respect, and success for every learner.


To provide each student educational opportunities to become positive, competent, creative citizens.


Learning is a life-long process. Each individual has inherent value, dignity, and potential. Each student can become a successful learner. Data-driven decisions lead to improved student outcomes. Teacher+Child+Parent+Community=Learning

If all staff meet and follow established communication initiatives, then we will increase positive/clear communication among all stakeholders.
Safe/Positive Environment
If we implement PBIS, SEL curriculum, and Sources of Strength with fidelity, then we will create a safe and positive learning environment.
Choice Ready
If we implement school and individual student planning and support, our students will graduate choice ready.
  • Increase clarity around communication.
  • Create a safe and positive environment
  • Graduate Choice Ready students
Critical Initiative
  • Distribute weekly schedule of pertinent information; regular weekly staff meetings.
  • Implement a communication process for new incoming staff.
  • Monitor and obtain feedback on how information is communicated both internally and externally.
  • Monitor, assess, and distribute the chain of command of internal and external communication protocols for all stakeholders.
Critical Initiative
  • Extend Positive Behavior and Intervention Supports from elementary school into high school
  • Implement an SEL program with fidelity.
  • Implement and utilize the Sources of Strength program.
  • Update our emergency plan and implement an online alert system to aide in executing our plan.
Critical Initiative
  • Continue meeting with students in groups and individually to build 4-year rolling plans for graduation
  • Continue parent Choice Ready meetings during family conferences
  • Implement strategies to assure students graduate Choice Ready.
Key Measures
  • Communication Chart (Shared out)
  • Mentor meeting records
  • Monthly New Staff Meetings
  • Onboarding documents/orientation agenda
  • Parent survey
  • Staff Surveys/Feedback
  • Stakeholder Surveys/Feedback
Key Measures
  • Behavior referrals (positive and negative)
  • Behavior Reflection forms
  • Behavior Write-up Communicated to Staff/Students
  • Emergent3 App; emergency plan document
  • Lesson plans, meeting schedule, and time allotted
  • Parent survey
  • Referrals to counseling resources
  • School response and feedback to drills/exercises
Key Measures
  • Competency Checklist
  • Graduation rate; rolling plans
  • Lesson plans, meeting schedule, and time allotted
  • Parent survey
Student Achievement/Data
If we use data to drive instruction, then we will see an increase in test scores.
  • Develop a systematic process to use data to drive instruction.
Critical Initiative
  • Allot class time each week to implement mini lessons to address student needs based on STAR testing
  • Continue EWIMS program to identify early warning interventions and monitoring for at-risk students.
  • Identify needs based on data. Develop mini intervention lessons/classroom lessons to address growth areas in both Math and English. Time is allotted each week to address these areas in intervention.
  • Provide dedicated planning time for Intervention teachers to review data results to drive instruction.
Key Measures
  • Communication Tool (One-note)
  • EWIMS Data Spreadsheet (Progress Monitoring)
  • Graduation rate; rolling plans
  • Lesson Plans, Classroom Observations, Growth Chart
  • Lesson plans, meeting schedule, and time allotted
  • STAR test scores
  • Testing Data
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: