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    Students are encouraged to take advantage of after hours tutoring.  Certified teachers are available to assist students after school every day from 3:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. and on Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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  • Letter From The Principal

    Dear Parents,

              On behalf of the staff at Gallup Central High School, I am happy to welcome you to the 2017-2018 school year!  We are looking forward to a productive partnership with you and your student.  We would like to see your student achieve to their highest potential.  We recognize that in order for this to occur we need to work together to support them in achieving their goals.  We know strong partnerships will help to make a great difference in your student's education.  As partners, we share the responsibility for your student's success and want you to know that we will do our very best to carry out our responsibilities.  We ask that you guide and support your student's learning by ensuring that he/she:

              1)  Attends school daily and arrives on time, ready for the day's learning experience

              2)  Reads daily to develop a love for reading and to improve literacy skills

              3)  Shares school experiences with you so that you are aware of his/her school life

              4)  Informs you if he/she needs additional support in any area or subject

              5)  Knows that you expect him/her to succeed in school

              Please consider joining our school volunteer programs as our students can greatly benefit from your involvement and contributions to the school's programs and it's operations.  We seek volunteers to help us with the following activities:

              1)  Teacher-led instructional support, usually in the classroom

              2)  School-wide events

              3)  Student recognition events

              4)  Outreach and recruitment of parent and community volunteers.

              Your student has been provided with a copy of our Student Handbook so that you can review them together.  If you have any questions about the rules and expectations, please feel free to contact the school counselors.  It is very important you and your student are fully informed regarding standards of appropriate behavior of a safe and productive school year.  The wonder Gallup Central High School staff and I feel privileged to be a part of this school family.  We thank you for you support and look forward to meeting you.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                            GCHS Principal, Rick Hall







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  • As principal of Gallup Central High, I would like to welcome students, parents and all who enter our doors. Please feel welcome!

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  • Mission Statement: Attendance, Hard work, and Positive Attitude = Success

    Gallup Central High School

Attendance + Hard work + Positive Attitude = Success !



A Key to Your Student's Success


                    Gallup Central High School is responsible for educating your student.  In order for education to occur we need your help and support to make sure your student comes to school consistently and on time to meet the challenges they will face.  Learning builds upon concepts that students learn from day to day.  A child who misses a day of school misses a day of learning.  Research shows that children who are in school most of the time do better on standardized tests.  Studies also show that students who are absent more often score lower on standardized tests.

          Being late for school hurts students leaning too.  A student who is 10 minutes late every day will miss 30 hours of instruction during the year.

                    Students can copy notes or make up an assignment, but they can never get back what's most important:  the discussions, the questions, the explanations by the teacher and the thinking that makes learning come alive.

          Your student's success in school depends upon having a solid educational background.  A background that can only be gained through regular school attendance and focus on content and State Standards.


Here's How You Can Improve Your Student's School Attendance

     1.  Talk with your student about why it's important to attend school regularly.

     2.  Avoid scheduling family trips or doctor appointments during school hours.

     3.  Make sure your student stays healthy by eating nutritious food and getting enough sleep and exercise.

     4.  Don't accept excuses for why your student "must" miss or be late for school.

     5.  Discuss with your student what happened at school each day.

     6.  Support school rules and consequences for skipping class and being tardy.

     7.  Show your student why education is important.  Give specific examples of how education helps people succeed.

     8.  Lead by example.  If students see parents taking off work for no real reason, they may expect to be able to do the  same            thing.


Research shows that attendance is the single most important factor in school success.




Hard work



Positive Attitude


GCH defines success as making positive grades and working toward graduation.  

Notice of Non-Discrimination

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


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