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The YC Difference

Academics

  • YCHS is certified by the Western Catholic Educational Association and accredited by Advanced Ed

  • ACT focused curriculum on the ACT College and Career Readiness Standards

  • Dual enrollment partnership with Arizona Western College and University of Arizona with students earning 803 college credits in the 2015-2016 school year

  • Small class room sizes with individualized attention and success center period

  • All students take the ACT and their scores exceed both the State and National averages

  • Committed Counselors that offer students support in applications for college scholarship and college acceptance

  • The Class of 2016 was 57 strong with 74% percent earning a college scholarship and over 4.3 million dollars in scholarships were earned

Faith

  • YCHS family welcomes students and families of all religious denominations

  • Each school day and all activities begin in prayer

  • Every student required to be enrolled in Theology courses all four years of high school

  • Individual Class Retreats each school year

  • Mass is held once a week and on certain feast days

  • Dedicated Campus Ministry program with Rev. Ramonito Celestial from St. John Neumann

Service

  • YCHS community dedicated to adopting a servant’s heart

  • Each student to complete a minimum of 100 hour of Christian service prior to graduation

  • Families actively involved in the YCHS community serving 20 hours annually in support of students

  • YCHS community dedicated to forming the nine traits of a true S.H.A.M.R.O.C.K.;  Spiritual, Honest, Academic, Multifaceted, Respectful, Open-Minded, Courteous, Kindhearted and Steadfast

  • Students encouraged to give back with annual objectives during Christmas, Catholic Schools week and Graduation

Athletics

  • Championship level program in a small school atmosphere

  • Since inception, State Championships in Football, Soccer, Basketball, Track, Golf, Wrestling and Cheer

  • Campus size allows 90% of students involved in athletics or clubs

  • Sixteen Arizona Interscholastic Association sanctioned activities plus over a dozen student clubs

  • Promotion of the scholar athlete with mean grade point average over 3.4

  • Many students have gone on to play at college level

If you have any questions or concerns, contact our Admissions Director, Laura Cuen, at (928)-317-7902 or lcuen@yumacatholic.org

 

Other Information:

 

· All demographic information is derived from our final student body total of 330 students for 2015-2016

· Gender Breakdown:     
51% Male       49% Female
 

· 100% Graduation Rate for Class of 2016

· A total of 803 college credits were earned through dual-enrollment partnership with AWC and UofA

· 67% of Seniors took dual-credit courses, earning 525 credit hours

· 44% of Juniors took dual-credit courses, earning 236 credit hours

· Freshmen and Sophmores completed 42 dual-credit courses

· 58% of Juniors took AP Courses

· 74% of our graduating seniors earned a college scholarship

· The senior class earned $4,376,278 in scholarship monies

· The students completed 6,573 hours of community service   during the 2015-2016 school year

· The parents completed 7,123 hours of community service     during the 2015-2016 school year

· Over 70% of the families attending Yuma Catholic qualified for tuition assistance, with a median income level of just over $74,000 per year.