About Tse Yi Gai High School

Dear Staff, Students, Parents and Community Members,

 

It is an honor to introduce myself as the new principal of Tse Yi Gai High School and to join this hard-working school community. I hope this letter finds you enjoying the beginning of the new year. I am looking forward to meeting all of you and having a great Spring 2020 semester.

 

I know that Mrs. Robichaux-Cichock has been a great principal for Tse Yi Gai. There are many initiatives that she has implemented. With these initiatives, you and she have been able to improve the education that our students receive. I want to thank her for creating such a strong dedicated staff.

 

The 19-20 school year is my second year as a secondary administrator. Last year I was a School Leader Intern for Chief Manuelito Middle School. Before my jump into administration, I was a math teacher/Instructional Coach at Miyamura High School for 7 years. During my years in education, I have worked on the YAG for the district, mentored and coached teachers, led PLC meetings and PDs, and helped students achieve their best.

 

I have reviewed the assessment data for Tse Yi Gai. I have identified some areas of growth and I am excited to work with the Core Team to create an action plan to improve our scores. I know that with strong collaboration we will be able to improve student learning and increase proficiency rates. I would like to meet with each of you on an individual basis and hear what vision and expectations you have of me and the school. I am interested in learning about each person I will be working with. If there is anything you would like to share with me, please feel free to call, email, or come in to speak with me. My door is always open, I welcome your conversation and positive input throughout this semester. I look forward to celebrating our collective success during the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Kelly Morris

Principal

Tse Yi Gai High School

                                                   

Curriculum

The academic program is organized on a traditional seven period day with year long and semester long classes. Students can earn half a credit each semester for their classes. Dual enrollment classes are offered through San Juan University. We have three career pathways Construction, Administrative Support, and Biotechnology Research & Development for our students to choose from.  The curriculum for our classes are aligned with the districts Year - At A - Glance which follows the Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards.

Tse’ Yi’ Gai High School Profile

Tse’ Yi’ Gai High is a comprehensive four-year public high school enrolling 87 students in grades 9–12. 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 and the community. The school opened in the fall of 2007 and graduated its first senior class in the spring of 2008.  The school will be a 1 - 1 school starting in the 2020-2021 school year with each student receiving a laptop they can use in school and at home.  Tse’ Yi’ Gai High School is accredited by AdvancedEd.