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

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
Challenging today’s students by inspiring and empowering them for tomorrow's world.
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.
  • Implement, monitor, and adjust instructional practices.
  • Increase the use of effective teaching strategies.
  • Improve stakeholder communication.
  • Improve student behavior
  • Provide Professional Learning Community time.
  • The success of the whole school, as well as individuals within the school, is appropriately acknowledged.
Critical Initiative
  • Develop and implement academic pathways.
  • Follow established systematic progress monitoring, benchmark, and assessment plan.
  • Vertically align core subject areas according to state standards.
Critical Initiative
  • Continue development of unit plans using prioritized standards
  • Implement new teacher professional development/training.
  • Schedule professional development on what effective teaching strategies are for content and grade-specific areas.
  • Use observation tools to monitor instructional practices.
Critical Initiative
  • Align agendas to written Professional Learning Community goal.
  • Implement a formal process for all stakeholders to provide input regarding the optimal functioning of the school.
  • Implement behavior pathways with fidelity.
  • Posting student and teacher success on school social media platforms.
Key Measures
  • Assessment calendar
  • Assessment data
  • Curriculum maps
  • MTSS Data (referrals, pathways, assessments)
  • Unit plans
Key Measures
  • Learning Progression Maps
  • Observation tools
  • Orientation agenda
  • Schedule training into school calendar
  • Unit plans
Key Measures
  • Award Banquets
  • Extracurricular recognition
  • PLC Agenda
  • PLC Minutes
  • PLC Schedule
  • School website
  • Student Culture and Climate surveys
  • Student of the Month
  • Survey data
  • SWIS
  • Teacher of the Month
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: