Dine' Content Standards for the Week – 

I will understand and apply the Navajo Nation Laws (Traditional Law, Customary Law, Natural Law, and Common Law).
Concept 3 – I will identify the process and importance of time.
PO 1. I will demonstrate the various responsibilities at the appropriate time of day.
PO 2. I will develop and organize daily plans with a life purpose.
PO 3. I will research natural resources on Navajo land.
PO 4. I will research the different types of wildlife and insects on Navajo land.




Welcome Letter from Principal

Tse Yi Gai HS Map and Info.pdf 

December 12, 2016

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.


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

Our mission is to prepare students for success in colleges and careers while supporting the development of their Navajo language and culture. 

Celebrating Diversity Days will be December 15th and 16th. Students will explore the cultural diversity of Navajo, Pueblo, and Hispanice cultures and sample foods from each of these traditons. Navajo language and culture students are producing iMovies to highlight one cultural aspect of each of these groups. Parents are invited to Tse Gai for food sampling on Friday, December 16th from 12:30 - 1:30. Student movies will be shown during this time.

Tse' Gai High School will host a GMCS Board of Education meeting at 3:00 pm on Thursday, December 15th in the cafteria. Please attend this important meeting and share your ideas on how we can improve services to our students and community.

Please stop and visit our Navajo Language and Culture classroom 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.

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 digitial 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.

We have implemented a Fire Sciences program in 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. Professional developement for staff, student leaders, and community members was held on October 26th and 27th with the focus on curriculum development. Fire Science students visited San Juan College on December 2nd to experience college level courses.

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

You are also welcome to stop by my home 5A Warrior Drive in the TGH teacherage.


Brian Staples, Principal

2016 - 17 School Year School-wide Focus

  • TYG 90 DAY PLAN 111516.docx 
  • TGH School Report Card 2016.pdf 
  • Tier I instruction to focus on high yield instructional strategies
  • Technology effectively utilized to engage students
  • Small groups utilized effectively in all classes
  • School wide literacy goals incorporated into all classes – writing, academic vocabulary, complex texts 
  • ACT - 11th and 12th grade

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  • Boys Basketball @ Cuba

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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.


  • The academic program is organized on a traditional seven period day with semester classes with 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, 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.

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 provide equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Title IX —Frank Chiapetti, Superintendent, 505-721-1189; 504 District Contact—Mike Hyatt, Associate Superintendent, 505-721-2248.