After school tutoring is on Tuesday and Thursday from 4 - 6 pm. Transportation is provided.

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 

November 27, 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,

NM Secretary of Education, Mr. Christopher Ruszkowski, participated in our Grade A Assembly on Wednesday, November 8th. Mr. Ruszkowski congratulated our students and staff on earning an A Grade on the 2017 School Grade Report Card. He also challenged our students to continue to focus on increase student achievement proficiency in Math and Reading. Tse Gai is one of approximately 30 high schools in New Mexico that earned an A. We are also in the top 100 schools in the state of New Mexico.

This school year we are providing monthyly schoolwide career exploration field trips. Our first trip was September 25th to San Juan College in Farmington where student explored careers in trades, technology, and energy. Students participated in the Skill Fest at Navajo Technical University - Crownpoint on October 25th. Students earned medal in Archery, Media, Law Enforcement, and Culinary Arts - Baking. Seniors also participated in the UNM-Native American Senior Day on October 19th. Our November 16th field trip was to NMSU-Grants for their Career Exploration Day. The February careers trip will be to Fort Lewis College in Durango, Co.

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 students (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.

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

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2017 School Grading Report Card.pdf

School-Wide focus 2017- 18 School Year

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

2 – Teachers utilize attendance, behavior, and benchmark assessment data to implement Early Warning System and specific interventions that will assure Q1 students meet course and assessment standards

3 – Staff will deliver engaging instruction that results in all students meeting 95% attendance standard and 100% graduation rate

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

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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? –

8th Grade ELA

0.0% Proficient

15.0% Proficient

50% on Q2 interim assessment

9th Grade ELA

11.5% Proficient

26.5% Proficient

50% on Q2 interim assessment

10th Grade ELA

13.8% Proficient

28.8% Proficient

50% on Q2 interim assessment

11th Grade ELA

30.3% Proficient

45.3% Proficient

50% on Q2 interim assessment

Algebra I

3.7% Proficient

18.7% Proficient

50% on Q2 interim assessment


4.2% Proficient

19.2% Proficient

50% on Q2 interim assessment

Algebra II

0.0% Proficient

15.0% Proficient

50% on Q2 interim assessment

SMART GOALS - Spring 2018

                                                                           Current Standing – Spring 2017           SMART GOAL – Spring 2018

Final Grade –                                                                               A                                                        A

Current Standing –                                                                  C                                                         B

School Improvement –                                                          A                                                         A

Improvement of Higher-Performing Students –         A                                                         A

Improvement of Lowest-Performing Students –        D                                                         C

Opportunity to Learn –                                                          B                                                         A

Graduation –                                                                              A                                                          A

College and Career Readiness –                                        A                                                          A

Reading –                                                                                   21.0% P                                            35.0%   (3-5)                 100.0% (2-5)     0.0% (1)

Math –                                                                                          5.0% P                                              20.0%   (3-5)                 100.0% (2-5)     0.0% (1)                       

Student Attendance –                                                            92%                                                   95%

Student Surveys –                                                                   31.57 pts                                         45.0 pts

Chronic Truancy (absences exceed 10%) –                  15%                                                   0%

4-Yr Graduation –                                                                     92%                                                  100%                                                   

Advanced Placement Scores –                                          1’s, 2’s – 100%                               0% 1’s


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