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Dine' Content Standards for the Week – I will develop and apply critical thinking to establish relationships with the environment.
Concept 2 – I will maintain the sacredness of self-identity.
PO 1. I will model Dine' teachings in my daily life.
PO 2. I will show value of who I am through Dine' teachings.
PO 3. I will express the Dine' way of life.
PO 4. I will model and teach Dine' moral practices.

ASC 1617 Voting Results.doc 

Welcome Letter from Principal

October 3, 2016

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.


Welcome to Tsé Yí Gaí High School, home of the Dine' Warriors!

Dear Parents/Guardians, School Employees, 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. We are pleased to report that our school has earned a NMPED School Report Card grade of “B”. The 2016 School Report Card is available for download. Congratulations to our students and staff for moving from a low “C” two years ago to a high “B” on the current report card.

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.

We have implemented a Fire Sciences program in partnership with the Pueblo Pintado Fire Department and San Juan College. This program will prepare 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.

We welcome your ideas for improving the services we provide to our students and community. Please stop by the school or call 505.721.5520.

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

Looking forward to an awesome 2016-17 school year.


Brian Staples, Principal

2016 - 17 School Year School-wide Focus

  • TGH School Report Card 2016.pdf 
  • TYG 90 DAY PLAN 812016.docx 
  • Tier I instruction to focus on high yield instructional strategies
  • Technology effectively utilized to engage students
  • Student discourse utilized effectively in all classes
  • School wide literacy goals incorporated into all classes – writing, academic vocabulary, complex texts 
  • Cross Country @ Chamiso Invitational (Cuba)

    Tse’ Yi’ Gai High School
  • Volleyball @ Shiprock NW

    Tse’ Yi’ Gai High School
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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 —Ron Donkersloot, Director of Personnel, 505-721-1061; 504 District Contact—Mike Hyatt, Associate Superintendent, 505-721-2248.