Map Name: 2023-2024 South Heart High School Continuous Improvement Plan
Time Period: 5/1/2023 - 4/30/2024

To educate and inspire all learners to reach their full potential as responsible, productive, and respected citizens.


To prepare each student to persevere and succeed in an ever changing world by developing a commitment to learning.


South Heart School believes that lifelong success is attained when the entire school community together challenges, models, and instills life-long commitment to LEARNING.

Academic Achievement
Ensuring students schoolwide are held to high academic expectations and engaging, rigorous curriculum to enhance student growth.
Choice Ready
To provide students with the tools to choose career and/or educational opportunities following graduation.
Community and Culture
Working together with the community to build and foster a positive and safe learning environment for all stake holders.
  • Monitor student growth and educational progress.
  • Provide staff with professional development opportunities to deliver effective differentiated instructional strategies.
  • Provide students with rigorous, structured, and connected curriculum to develop a well balanced education.
  • Provide students with opportunities upon graduation to be qualified as Choice Ready in accordance with the Every Student Succeeds Act.
  • " Communicate and actively involve community members throughout the school year."
  • Create a safe and positive environment for student cultural growth.
Critical Initiative
  • Integrating technology to enhance instruction.
  • Monitor student graduation progress.
  • Provide collaboration time for staff to analyze data from schoolwide assessments and state assessments.
  • Provide collaboration time to develop Power Standards for each content area.
  • Provide professional development and collaboration time for cross-curricular instruction.
  • Provide students with differentiated learning opportunities.
Critical Initiative
  • Providing students with real-life career experiences and community service opportunities.
  • Students will develop a four-year rolling career plan based upon career exploration experiences and annual career interest surveys.
  • Upon graduation, students will possess the Essential Skills necessary to be productive citizens in society.
Critical Initiative
  • Informing all stakeholders about events, curriculum, and expectations of the school.
  • Initiate activities within the school to promote community involvement.
  • Promote achievements of students and staff within the community.
  • Provide cohesive schoolwide expectations throughout the school.
  • Provide students and staff with common expectations and implementation of academic and behavioral expectations.
Key Measures
  • Class schedule
  • Classroom observations
  • Collaboration notes and agendas
  • Computer lab schedule
  • Cybersecurity instruction
  • Lesson plans
  • North Dakota State Assessment data analysis
  • Power Standards
  • Schoolwide assessment data
  • Schoolwide assessments
  • Student portfolios
  • Student technology samples
  • Teacher observation feedback
Key Measures
  • Career and Tech Education elective enrollments
  • Completion of Annual Rolling Career Plan
  • Documentation of Community Service Hours
  • Graduation Survey
  • Job shadows
  • Mock job interviews
  • North Dakota Choice Ready framework
  • Resume and cover letters
Key Measures
  • Awards programs
  • Community Surveys
  • Cougar Connection
  • Displays of achievements around school
  • Graduation requirements
  • Intervention program referrals
  • Log entries
  • Office referrals
  • Parent surveys
  • Parent Volunteer Programs
  • Peer Mentoring
  • Promote Extra/Co-curricular activities
  • Student engagement surveys
  • Teacher/staff feedback
  • Test 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: