PARCC Parent Resources 

Dine'  Content Standards for the Week   – 

I will understand historical/factual events, people, and symbols that influence my family.
Concept 4 – I will understand the integrity of my culture, language, and values that are protected and maintained by Dine’.
PO 1. I will practice my Dine’ culture teachings.
PO 2. I will identify the teachings of Dine’ culture and history.
PO 3. I will illustrate/draw examples of time passage in architecture/housing, community developments.
PO 4. I will retell major Dine’ historical events.




Welcome Letter from Principal

Tse Yi Gai HS Map and Info.pdf 

February 20, 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.


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. 

The Spring 2017 semester began Tuesday, January 3, 2017. Our attendance goal is 95% - please make effort to have your student on time and in school each day. Attendance through the 120th day was 92.5%. 

Each TYG teacher and staff member has completed the Apple Teacher professional development program for iPads and MacBooks and is a certified Apple Teacher. 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.

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. Please also visit with Al if you would like to be a presentor on some aspect of Navajo culture and/or language.

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. 

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.

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 or call my home phone at 505.655.3312.


Brian Staples, Principal

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2016 - 17 School Year School-wide Focus

  • Boys Basketball @ Navajo Pine

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2016-17 Student Achievement Goals

2016-17 Student Achievement Goals

Grade/Subject Area

2015-16 PARCC Results

2016-17 PARCC


Benchmark Goals

9th Grade ELA

8.6% Proficient

23.6% Proficient

Increase from 35% proficient to 49% proficient on Q3 interim assessment.

10th Grade ELA

29.2% Proficient

44.2% Proficient

Increase from 45% proficient to 60% proficient on Q3 interim assessment.

11th Grade ELA

32.0% Proficient

47% Proficient

Increase from 38% proficient to 53% proficient on Q3 interim assessment.

Algebra I

9.0% Proficient

24.0% Proficient

Increase from 26% proficient to 41% proficient on Q3 interim assessment.


47.1% Proficient

62.1% Proficient

Increase from 34% proficient to 49% proficient on Q3 interim assessment.

Algebra II

5.8% Proficient

23.8% Proficient

Increase from 26% proficient to 41% proficient on Q3 interim assessment.

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 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—Ronald Donkersloot, Director of Personnel, 505-721-1061; Title IX —Mike Hyatt, Interim Superintendent, 505-721-1180.