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About Tse Yi Gai High School

Dear Parents and Guardians,


I am very humbled and excited to have been appointed as the new principal of Tsé Yí Gai High School. I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such a rich cultural tradition. As the parent of four children, and as a life-long learner, I recognize the importance of a strong home-school connection. Parents are every child’s first teacher and I believe that by working together, we can make sure your child’s social, emotional, and academic needs are met.


Before joining Tsé Yí Gai High School, I served in a variety of teaching and educational leadership roles over the past twenty-six years. I have worked with a variety of students ranging from Kindergarten through and including college. The majority of my career has been working with underrepresented students. I view the role of principal as one of relationships and advocacy. I am excited to bring my skills as an educational leader to Tsé Yí Gai and to work with you as a partner in education to ensure your child’s success.


My first goal is to make certain that the school is culturally relevant, safe, healthy, and a place where you and your children have a voice. Please know that I will be working with the current administration to ensure a smooth transition. I believe that great schools are the result of great teachers and I will be working closely with the teaching staff to determine the best learning style for each student and the implementation of those teaching styles within a relevant curriculum.


Thank you for the opportunity to serve your families! Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, or ideas you would like to share. I realize that I have much to learn from you. My door will always be open.


Trinette Robichaux-Cichock                                                                                       


Tsé Yí Gai High School


The academic program is organized on a traditional seven period day with semester classes. Seven credits per semester is the maximum course load with 24 credits required for graduation. Dual enrollment classes are offered through New Mexico State University and Navajo Technical University. Honors classes are offered in English II, Biology, and Geometry. Career Technology Education pathway in Construction Technology  provides hands-on career exploration. We are offering electives on site taught by our teachers.  The Curriculum will follow the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. 

Tse’ Yi’ Gai High School Profile

Tse’ Yi’ Gai High is a comprehensive four-year public high school enrolling 95 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 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.