Map Name: 2023-2024 Mt. Pleasant Continuous Improvement Plan
Time Period: 5/1/2022 - 5/31/2024

A community of learners committed to innovative educational opportunities encompassing Pride, Purpose, and Passion.


Learning Today to Prepare for Tomorrow


We believe in three key words:

  • Pride- how well we do things
  • Purpose- the ""why"" behind our focus/goals
  • Passion- our love of learning

These words are a foundation from which we will utilize continuous improvement to keep up with an ever changing society, where school and community involvement are a focus

Implementation Capacity
Mt. Pleasant SD will build capacity to consistently execute actions designed to improve organizational and instructional effectiveness.
Efficacy of Engagement
Mt. Pleasant SD will build capacity to engage learners and other stakeholders in an effective manner to improve learning outcomes.
Clear Direction
Mt. Pleasant will build capacity to define and clearly communicate to stakeholders the direction, mission, and goals we are committed to achieving.
  • Provide process to make recommendations and hold yearly evaluations to re-evaluate all goals.
  • Expand pathways to increase partnerships with the community at all levels.
  • Properly maintain and efficiently utilize school facilities.
Critical Initiative
  • Curriculum review cycle
  • "Develop a board of education self-evaluation and district review. "
  • Facilities plan
  • MTSS Continuous Improvement Plan
  • School Board Committees
  • Strategic Plan
  • Technology plan
Critical Initiative
  • "Communicate pathways for student's success "
  • "Develop meaningful business partnerships "
  • "Maintain/Increase student enrollment "
  • "Provide consistent and regular parent/community communications at all levels. "
  • Set MTSS Pathways, screenings and interventions for math, reading and behaviors
Critical Initiative
  • Improve custodial services
  • "Prioritize facility needs "
  • "Right size the district "
Key Measures
  • Checklist of years outcomes and data analysis.
  • Commitee report, project updates, facility data
  • committe report, staff and useage of items.
  • Committee reports and checklist from plan.
  • Committee reports, audit and testing data.
  • Review process along with committee reports.
  • Review self-audit and district wide audit.
Key Measures
  • Checklist from plan, media hits, surveys.
  • Follow choice ready guidelines, data check.
  • Program participants and program feedback.
  • Review self-audit and district wide audit.
  • Surveys, enrollment data, culture and programs.
Key Measures
  • Checklist of outcomes that were identified.
  • Formulate a plan to list & maintain our resources
  • Yearly analysis of student and staff projections
Resource Management
Mt. Pleasant will plan, secure, and allocate its resources(human, material and fiscal) to meet the needs of every learner.
Impact of Instruction
Mt. Pleasant's capacity of every teacher to purposefully and intentionally create an environment that empowers all learners to be successful and reach expected levels of achievement.
High Expectations
Mt. Pleasant's commitment to expectations for all stakeholders, including student learning outcomes, teacher quality, effective leadership, community and parent engagement.
  • Provide a systemic support services to accomplish the goals set forth in the strategic plan.
  • Align and implement an innovative standards-based PreK-12 curriculum.
  • Create a culture that feeds a lifelong curiosity and love of learning.
Critical Initiative
  • Board committees
  • facilities plan
  • strategic plan
Critical Initiative
  • Curriculum review cycle
  • Establish data warehouse
  • Identify and initiate school reform priorities
  • "Identify personnel gaps "
  • Technology plan
Critical Initiative
  • "Align professional learning goals "
  • Communication plan
  • Data driven decisions
  • Data warehouse
  • "Develop a formal Mentoring program "
  • Surveys
  • "Utilize effective evaluation system for all staff "
  • Weekly Professional development for staff
Key Measures
  • Checklist of projects and progress on them.
  • Checklist of years outcomes and data analysis.
  • Committee reports, projects ongoing and completed.
Key Measures
  • Checklist and data from review cycle committee
  • Checklist on components/implementation of plan.
  • Data online, site hits and student data improves.
  • Look at new initiatives and review data results
  • Yearly review of license and retention.
Key Measures
  • Check list on communication plan and surveys.
  • Checklist for standards and professional goals.
  • Checklist of years outcomes and data analysis.
  • Collect and analyze data and enter in warehouse.
  • Map out PD days for each week and collect data.
  • program completion and evidence of growth
  • Record visits the site and student improvement.
  • Record visits to the site and student improvement.
  • Review plans, staff and self evaluation.
  • SOR Training
  • Warehouse site visits and student improvement.
Healthy Culture
Shared values, beliefs, written & unwritten rules, assumptions and behavior of stakeholders within school community that shape the school's social norms, creating opportunities for everyone's success.
  • Develop a cohesive district identity and culture to support students.
Critical Initiative
  • "Character counts and 7 Mindsets "
  • "Develop district level culture "
  • "Leadership team "
  • "Pride – Purpose – Passion "
  • "Promote consistent, positive viewpoints regarding student learning "
  • "Provide equitable levels of emotional/academic support for students "
  • Utilize MTSS process
Key Measures
  • Completion of SEL program and academic requirement
  • Evidence in various media and social outlets.
  • Improvement in behaviors and program completion.
  • SOR Training
  • Staff, student and community surveys
  • Survey and data collection.
  • Surveys, testing data and graduation rates.
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: