As principal of Gallup Central High, I would like to welcome students, parents and all who enter our doors. Please feel welcome!
Gallup Central High School
Mission Statement: Attendance, Hard work, and Positive Attitude = Success
Gallup Central High School
Celebrity Commencement Speaker - Luci Tapahonso
Gallup Central High is honored to announce that Luci Tapahonso will deliver the commencement address at our graduation ceremony on May 20th at 4:00 p.m. in the Miyamura High School gymnasium. Luci Tapahonso is a professor of English and Literature Emerita (University of New Mexico 2016); she was named the inaugural Poet Laureate of the Navajo Nation in 2013. She is the author of three children’s books and six books of poetry includingA Radiant Curve, which was awarded the Arizona Book Award for Poetry.
Tapahonso received the “Lifetime Achievement” award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas and a “Spirit of the Eagle” Leadership Award for her key role in establishing the Indigenous Studies Graduate Studies Program at the University of Kansas.
She is also the recipient of other awards including the Native Writers Circle of the Americas, who named Tapahonso the "Storyteller of the Year," the 1998 Kansas Governor's Art Award, and Distinguished Woman awards from the National Association of Women in Education and the Girl Scout Council of America. She was honored as Grand Marshal for the Northern Navajo Nation Fair Parade (1991, 1999) in her hometown of Shiprock, New Mexico. (Biography copied from www.lucitapahonso.com)
Welcoming Words from Your Principal - Rick Hall
I would like to welcome everyone back to an exciting 2016-2017 school year. I would like to encourage students to attend school on a consistent basis in order to find true academic success. Please keep in mind that GCH is on a quarter system whereby student make up credit more quickly than in a traditional high school. In addition, we offer the Nueva Vista evening program for students who qualify and need additional support.
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