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.
Gallup Central High School
Letter From The Principal
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.
The EoC exams are administered as the final at the end of a course. They are state mandated assessments that can be used as an alternative demonstration of competency for graduation in the areas of math, reading, writing and science. The social studies EoCs are the primary demonstration of competency for graduation.
The NMSBA Science test is a state mandated test of Science proficiency administered to all New Mexico students in 11th grade. Students who do not pass this exam in 11th grade, are offered an opportunity to retake the test in the fall of their 12th grade year. This test is the primary demonstration of competency for graduation in the area of Science.
All public school students in the state of New Mexico are required to take PARCC tests in the areas of ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) and MATH in grades 3 through 11. These tests are used as the primary demonstration of competency for graduation in the areas of reading, writing and math. Students who have not passed these exams by the end of their 11th grade year are offered a retake opportunity in the fall of their 12th grade year.
The WIDA SCREENER is an English language proficiency "screener" test given to incoming students who may be designated as English language learners. The results of this placement test are used to determine whether or not the student requires extra language supports in the classroom.
The state of New Mexico requires the ACCESS for ELLs test be administered once a year to all students who have been identified as English Language Learners as a result of their score on the W-APT. This exam measures student progress in writing, reading, listening and speaking academic English language. Students may achieve proficiency on this test and be exited from English Language Learner Status.