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The YC Difference


  • YCHS is certified by the Western Catholic Educational Association 

  • 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 2017-2018 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 2018 was 81 strong with 72% percent earning a college scholarship and over 9.3 million dollars in scholarships were earned


  • 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. Martin Moreno


  • 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


  • 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


Other Information:


· All demographic information is derived from our final student body total of 382 students for 2017-2018

· Gender Breakdown:     

53% Male       47% Female

· 100% Graduation Rate for Class of 2018

· A total of 1,601 college credits were earned through dual-enrollment partnership with AWC and University of Arizona

· 68% of Seniors took dual-credit courses, earning 771 credit hours

· 57% of Juniors took dual-credit courses, earning 732 credit hours

· Freshmen and Sophomores completed 98 dual-credit courses

· 72% of our graduating Seniors earned a college scholarship

· The Class of 2018 earned $9,298,582 in scholarship monies.

· The students completed 10,609 hours of community service     during the 2017-2018 school year

· The parents completed 6,503 hours of community service     during the 2017-2018 school year

· Over 78% of the families attending Yuma Catholic qualified for tuition assistance, with a median income level of just over $73,000 per year.