Academic excellence for all students is of the highest priority in the Yankton School District. The Yankton School District believes that education is a partnership among the community, parents, students, and school personnel, and high standards are essential for this partnership to be successful. The YSD Curriculum paves the path for the implementation of these high standards. Excellence in academic outcomes rely on the success of our partnership. Committees of teachers and parents review the YSD Curriculum every seven years with the top priority of educating the whole child to be critical thinkers, problem solvers, collaborators, creators, and communicators.