Map Name: Minto High School Strategic Plan 2018-2021
Time Period: 8/15/2018 - 8/14/2023

Minto Schools will provide a superior and comprehensive educational experience for the students and families we serve.


Challenging today's students by inspiring and empowering them for tomorrow's world.


Minto Schools will provide a safe and challenging learning environment where students can grow in a community which supports an innovative academic curriculum with opportunities to participate in extra-curricular activities.

Guaranteed Curriculum
Establishing guaranteed and viable curriculum will optimize instructional time and lead to student growth,
Effective Teaching
Implementing effective teaching engages and supports all learners.
Safe and Collaborative
Promoting a safe and collaborative culture encourages a positive and structured learning environment.
  • Develop a formal structure to ensure learners are supported in their educational experiences.
  • Increase appropriate technology use.
  • Implement, monitor, and adjust instructional practices.
  • Increase the efficiency of Professional Learning Communities.
  • Provide Professional Development for technology.
  • Improve stakeholder communication.
  • Improve student behavior.
  • Increase student engagement in decision making.
  • Promote positive relationships between students and teachers.
  • Provide Professional Learning Community time.
Critical Initiative
  • Develop and implement academic pathways.
  • Emphasize collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and communication.
  • Implement a systematic progress monitoring, benchmark, and assessment plan.
Critical Initiative
  • Create monthly schedules.
  • Schedule instructional coaching.
  • Schedule technology professional development for staff.
Critical Initiative
  • Create a Professional Learning Community calendar.
  • Establish a Teacher-Student mentor program.
  • Implement behavior pathways.
  • Involve student senate and student council in decision making.
  • Launch a school wide app to communicate with stakeholders.
Key Measures
  • Academic pathway
  • Student growth data
  • Student Projects
Key Measures
  • Classroom observation data
  • Instructional Coach conference notes and trackings
  • Professional growth plan
Key Measures
  • App usage data
  • Create a student survey
  • PLC minutes on Google Docs
  • Student Culture and Climate surveys
  • Student focus group data
  • SWIS 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: