School Improvement Plan

The School Improvement Plan (SIP) is a planning tool designed to address student achievement and system needs identified through the school's Comprehensive Needs Assessment (CNA).

Additionally, the SIP provides a method for schools to address the school improvement planning requirements of Public Act 25 of the Revised School Code and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

The Chippewa Valley School District Plan is posted on, under the For Parents tab. Additional information about School Improvement Plans can be found on the Michigan Legislature website.

Cherokee School Improvement Plan

At Cherokee, we choose to inspire, believe, achieve and lead to empower learners for a lifetime of success.



We believe: every child has potential, every child can be a leader, and the relationships we foster play an important role in our students' success.


We also believe that success depends on 6 essential ingredients:


  • A community of knowledgeable, skilled, dedicated and caring individuals focused on improving student learning, growth and social-emotional development;

  • A warm, welcoming, and safe environment;

  • A rigorous, relevant and engaging curriculum that provides students with the skills and mindset necessary for success in the "real-world",

  • Comprehensive, consistent, research-based instructional strategies,

  • A system that establishes, models and reinforces clear expectations and goal-setting,

  • A set of traditions that builds relationships, celebrates our diversity, encourages participation and empowers all students to become leaders.