Map Name: 2022-2023 Turtle Mountain Community High School Continuous Improvement Plan
Time Period: 5/1/2022 - 4/30/2023

Educate and nurture the whole child to empower choices and pathways for success.


Prepare students for a changing world while preserving our culture and heritage.


As a school system, we are committed to the 7 Teachings in everything we do:  Wisdom, Love, Respect, Bravery, Honesty, Humility and Truth.

School Community/Culture
TMCHS will establish an environment conducive to safe, welcoming, engaging, and professional conduct that creates a trusting, inclusive environment (Climate/Culture, Professionalism,Team Building)
TMCHS will establish clear protocol, regulations and procedures for all stakeholders: Community, Staff, Students, Parents.
Data Driven Excellence
TMCHS will use data for increased operational, personal and learners’ excellence. Data will drive school level planning, teacher planning, and student planning.
  • Stakeholders contribute to and benefit from welcoming supportive school environments.
  • Develop communication plan to share info with all stakeholders-parents, students, staff, admin, community partners, tribal government.
  • Data will drive financial, facilities planning, MTSS and student achievement planning, and educator growth and professional development planning.
Critical Initiative
  • Create school culture plans to help interaction of our educational and community members.
  • Identify and implement strategies to foster welcoming and supportive school environments.
  • Implement leadership opportunities for all learners.
Critical Initiative
  • Create a handbook that clearly identifies key information: program information, student data, points of contact, communication tree.
Critical Initiative
  • Comprehensive Needs Assessment will be analyzed to determine success or failure of initiatives; root causes.
  • Professional Development Plan will identify PD aligned to Schoolwide Plan.
  • Schoolwide planning resulting in clear identification of priorities that financial resources must support.
  • Structured PLCs based on individual student data.
Key Measures
  • Choice Ready Evaluation
  • Four Year Rolling Plan
  • Staff survey
  • Teacher retention data
  • Weekly PLC communication reflection
Key Measures
  • Communication Tree
  • Schoolwide Handbook/Playbook
Key Measures
  • Analyzing common assessments in PLCs
  • Classroom observations
  • Communication Tree
  • Credit reviews to track timely credit acquisition
  • Explicit lesson plans align to curriculum map
  • Peer observations
  • Schoolwide Handbook/Playbook
  • Summative common assessments
  • Weekly PLC communication reflection
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: