For after hours assistance contact: Dr. Brian Staples, Principal

cell: 405.473.8326     work: 505.721.5520   email:     address: 5A Warrior Drive   - Tse Gai teacherage





Welcome Letter from Principal

Tse Yi Gai HS Map and Info.pdf 

August 14, 2017

Tse'  Yi' Gai High School Mission: To prepare students in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, drugs and fear, to be creative, knowledgeable, and productive members of a global society by providing a challenging, positive learning environment while maintaining their language and culture. We strive to prepare students for success in post-secondary education and careers while supporting the development of their Navajo language and culture. 

Dear Parents/Guardians, Students, Staff, and Community Members,

We are an Apple ConnectEd school with each of our students having an iPad; all teachers have MacBooks, iPads, and Apple TVs to support high student achievement. Apple ConnectEd is focused on utilizing technology to provide access and equity to our students and to increase student achievement. eBackpack is a digital classwork and homework management system utilized by Tse Gai staff and students. All assignments and class resources are available to student (offline as well as online) reducing the need for paper copies and providing students with a single source for all class resources. Each TYG teacher and staff member has completed the Apple Teacher professional development program for iPads and MacBooks and is a certified Apple Teacher.

Our Navajo Language and Culture classroom is led by Mr. Al Werito. Students are actively engaged in activities that support the development of their Navajo language and culture. Supplemental materials are provided through JOM. Please visit with Al if you would like to be a presenter on some aspect of Navajo culture and/or language. 

The TYG Fire Sciences program is a partnership with the Pueblo Pintado Fire Department and San Juan College. This program prepares students for direct employment in the areas of Public Safety and Security as well as prepare them to continue their education at San Juan College. A focus during the 2017-18 school year will be career related field trips to provide opportunities for our students to explore public service careers.

Please see the attached Revised 2016 School Grade Report Card. The NMPED corrected our attendance from 80.0% to 90.8% resulting in an overall point total of 70.16 - "B". Thank you to NMPED staff for analyzing the data and correcting this issue. TGH has the highest school report card grade of all GMCS high schools moving from a low C to a high B over the last three years. 

We welcome your ideas and input. Please stop by the school or call 505.721.5520 and share your thoughts, concerns, or suggestions.

You are also welcome to stop by my home 5A Warrior Drive in the TGH teacherage or call my cell phone at 405.473.8326.


Brian Staples, Principal


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2017 - 18 School Year School-wide Focus


  • Tse Yi Gai High School REVISED 2016 School Report Card.pdf
  •   DRAFT 17-18 90 Day Plan.docx 
  • Desired Outcomes

    Focus Area

    Draft Desired Outcome (change in adult behaviors)

    Standards Alignment

    Teachers utilize YAG, technology integration, and Marzano high-yield instructional strategies to provide high quality, engaging instruction that results in assessment and course proficiency

    Data-driven Instruction

    Teachers utilize attendance, behavior, and benchmark assessment data to implement EWS and intervention processes that will assure Q1 students meet course and assessment standards

    School Culture

    Staff create school culture that supports students attending school daily and actively engaging in curricular and co-curricular programs that will result in all students meeting 95% attendance standard and 100% graduation rate

    Counseling staff provides support services to students that minimizes impact of substance abuse issues on student attendance, behavior, and course/assessment completion rates

  • NMSU Writing Workshop - 11th & 12th

    Tse’ Yi’ Gai High School
  • Volleyball @ Miyamura - scrimmage

    Tse’ Yi’ Gai High School
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2017-18 Student Achievement Goals

Student Achievement Goals

Grade/Subject Area

2016-17 PARCC Results

2017-18 PARCC


Benchmark Goals: How will you know you are on track to meet your summative student achievement goals? – 2016 Q1 vs. 2017 Q1

8th Grade ELA

0.0% Proficient

15.0% Proficient

Increase from 21% proficient to 36% proficient on Q1 interim assessment.

9th Grade ELA

11.5% Proficient

26.5% Proficient

Increase from 21% proficient to 36% proficient on Q1 interim assessment.

10th Grade ELA

13.8% Proficient

28.8% Proficient

Increase from 20% proficient to 35% proficient on Q1 interim assessment.

11th Grade ELA

30.3% Proficient

45.3% Proficient

Increase from 14% proficient to 29% proficient on Q1 interim assessment.

Algebra I

3.7% Proficient

18.7% Proficient

Increase from 27% proficient to 42% proficient on Q1 interim assessment.


4.2% Proficient

19.2% Proficient

Increase from 28% proficient to 43% proficient on Q1 interim assessment.

Algebra II

0.0% Proficient

15.0% Proficient

Increase from 33% proficient to 48% proficient on Q1 interim assessment.


  • The academic program is organized on a traditional seven period day with semester classes and a daily 30 minute Tier II intervention period.
  • Seven credits per semester is the maximum course load with 24.5 units required for graduation.
  • AP® courses are offered: Biology, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, US Government, United States History, Statistics, and World History. AP is an open-enrollment program.
  • Dual enrollment classes are offered through New Mexico State University and Navajo Technical University.
  • Honors classes are offered in English II, Biology, and Geometry.
  • CTE Fire Science Program provides hands-on career exploration.

Tse’ Yi’ Gai High School Profile

Tse’ Yi’ Gai High is a comprehensive four-year public high school enrolling 125 students in grades 8–12. It is located on the eastern edge of the Navajo Nation in northwestern New Mexico. 100% of students qualify for free meals. 50% of the students are classified as ELL with Navajo being the primary language spoken in the home. The school opened in the fall of 2007 and graduated its first senior class in the spring of 2008. The school is an Apple ConnectEd school with technology support provided by Apple - teachers have MacBooks, iPads, Apple TVs; students have iPads. Tse’ Yi’ Gai High School is accredited by AdvancedEd.

GMCS Profile

Gallup-McKinley County Schools serves approximately 12,000 students in 37 schools. Gallup-McKinley County Schools is located in McKinley County, NM. McKinley County is home to 74,098 residents in 2014, according to the United States Census Bureau. This district is the sixth-largest by enrollment in the state of New Mexico. The United States Census Bureau found that 12.2 percent of county residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 25.6 percent of state residents. The median household income for the county was $30,780 compared to $44,886 for the state. The percentage of people below poverty level for the county was 33.6 percent while it was 19.5 percent for the state of New Mexico.


Gallup-McKinley County Schools (GMCS) recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals regardless of national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation in any educational programs, activities or employment. GMCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability or age in its programs and activities. GMCS provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: 504 District Contact—Tim Bond,  505-721-1018; Title IX —Ronald Donkersloot, Director of Personnel, 505-721-1061