School Improvement Plan



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Our Mission Statement:

        The mission of the Fort Calhoun Community Schools is to Foster learning in an inspiring and caring environment, provide Opportunities for all students to be successful, instill the attributes of Respect and responsibility among staff and students alike, and present students with the Tools to succeed in life.

Governing Values:

We believe:

  • All people can learn.
  • In promoting the worth and self-esteem of every student.
  • We must provide quality education for all youth according to their needs.
  • Education should be a positive experience in a safe and caring environment.
  • Everyone must be accountable for the education of youth. (Education is the shared responsibility of all.)
  • Students must be prepared to contribute to society as lifetime learners.
  • High expectations produce high achievers.
  • The future of our democratic society depends upon educated and involved citizens.
  • Junior/Senior High School Purpose:



  • Elementary School Purpose:

Engaging + Learning+ Achieving = Productive PIONEERS!


School Improvement Goals:

Junior/Senior High School:
Elementary School:


What is Cognia (Prior name is AdvancED)?

Cognia is the process based on a performance model that employs diagnostic tools for schools to conduct internal reviews focused on evaluating performances related to standards and indicators, student performance results, and stakeholder feedback results. The accreditation process is also known in terms of its ability to effectively drive student performance and continuous improvement in education.


Why Does Accreditation Matter?

In-depth third-party review

Educators and administrators who have successfully completed our training conduct a 3rd-party review to examine your whole institution. Cognia provides a clear set of standards and criteria. Meeting and exceeding those standards results in a valuable recognition of excellence.

Detailed analysis and feedback

Our experienced teams gather evidence about the quality of learning environments using Cognia’s proven performance standards and research instruments. A thorough report gives you both a broad understanding and detailed insight into where your school excels and where you need to apply resources.

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