District’s High Schools in Top Ten Percent of the State in Preparing Students


Both West Fargo High School and Sheyenne High School have been identified as being in the top ten percent of all North Dakota public high schools for students being Choice Ready, State Superintendent Kirsten Baesler announced this week.

Choice Ready is a new element in the North Dakota accountability system to measure whether high schools prepare students to be ready for success upon graduation. The metrics outlined within the Choice Ready framework are intended to measure growth for North Dakota high schools, as indicated by students’ post-secondary readiness, workforce readiness, and military readiness.

The positive messaging behind the Choice Ready framework is inclusive of all students, and helps students identify career clusters which will prepare, and enhance, success in areas beyond high school. The Choice Ready framework supports the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction’s (NDDPI) mission: “All students will graduate choice ready with the knowledge, skills, and disposition to be successful.”

This honor is of particular note considering the distinction is based on the first year of data for the new statewide initiative.