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

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.

"If communication is a priority, then we will establish clear procedures to engage all stakeholders. "
"If culture/community is a priority, then we will create a positive, inclusive, and safe environment. "
Student Growth
If student growth is a priority, then we will see an increase in student outcomes.
  • External Communication (Community Stakeholders)
  • TMCHS will effectively communicate with Internal and External Stakeholder.
  • Culture and Climate of the School
  • Culture and climate with our community stakeholders.
  • Promote a positive school environment using the Local Culture (7 Teachings of the Anishinabe People).
  • Academic Achievement
  • "Attendance "
  • Behavior
  • Choice Ready
  • Provide data driven instruction in all three MTSS including: attendance, academic achievement, essential skills (EQ), behavior, & Choice Ready.
  • Social-Emotional Growth
Critical Initiative
  • Conduct a system wide audit using National School Public Relations Association (NSPRA) to create a District Wide (K-12) communication plan.
Critical Initiative
  • Develop proficiency scales and matrix of expected behavior using PBIS based on the 7 Teachings of the Anishinabe People.
  • Local Culture in the HOOP and BRAVES Hours presented by community members and Elders.
  • Model positive behavior and maintain positive school environment
Critical Initiative
  • Implement all three Tiers of SEL including Implement Positive Behavior Support Intervention (PBIS) for all students.
  • Implement Positive Behavior Support Intervention (PBIS) for all students.
  • Maintain LEA teams for alignment and continued growth and analysis of student growth.
  • Utilize data to adjust MTSS academic programming to better meet student needs.
Key Measures
  • Communication Audit Results
  • Communication Plan
Key Measures
  • Fastbridge SAEBRs/mySAEBRs Screenings
Key Measures
  • Communication Plan
  • Fastbridge Benchmarking aReading/aMath
  • Fastbridge SAEBRs/mySAEBRs Screenings
  • ND A+ Interim Assessment
  • NDSA Results
  • Scheduled and intentional collaboration time K-12.
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: