Yuma Catholic High School

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Yuma Catholic High School (YCHS) is a co-educational Catholic High School serving Yuma County and the surrounding areas.
YCHS is currently accredited through AdvancED and Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA).
While YCHS provides a safe, small school environment for approximately 345 students, at the same time, it is comparable to any large high school in terms of the programs that are offered.
These programs include but are not limited to Advanced Placement classes, Dual Enrollment classes offered in partnership with Arizona Western College, honors level classes, 17 Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) sanctioned sports and activities, and more than 15 student clubs.
The YCHS Mission Statement, Integrated Student Outcome (ISOs), core philosophy, and nine S.H.A.M.R.O.C.K.S. traits are the guiding forces behind all decisions, programming and disciplinary actions that occur at YCHS.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked AZ School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 382 students
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded
2000
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
382 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
75%
State avg.: 39%
Students by Grade
Yuma Catholic High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
71%
Average Class Size
22 students
Number of AP Courses
4 courses
Advanced Courses
Calculus, English, Physics, US Government
Average ACT score
21
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Khaki pants/skirts, shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
For tuition information, please contact Admissions Director at 928 317-7902.
% on Financial Aid
50%
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Laura Cuen
Admissions Associate
Josie Smith

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Academic Decatholon, Aftershock Youth Group, Band, Chess Team, Choir, Engineering Club, Interact (Rotary), Mock Trial, National Honor Society, Odyssey of the Mind, Philosophy Club, Spirit Club, Student Council, Yearbook

School Notes

  •   Yuma Catholic High School (YCHS) offers a college-preparatory curriculum and program of spiritual excellence in the Catholic tradition that challenges young men and women to develop into spiritually, intellectually and morally responsible leaders who whare a commitment to service.  YCHS is a co-educational, Catholic high school serving Yuma County and surrounding areas.  YCHS is currently accredited through AdvancED and Western Catholic Educational Association (WCEA).  While YCHS provides a safe, small school environment for approximately 345 students, at the same time, it is comparable to any large high school in terms of the programs that are offered.  These programs include but are not limited to Advanced Placement classes, Dual Enrollment classes offered in partnership with Arizona Western College, honors level classes, 17 Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) sanctioned sports and activities, and more than 15 student clubs.  The YCHS Mission Statement, Integrated Student Outcome (ISOs), core philosophy, and nine S.H.A.M.R.O.C.K.S. traits are guiding forces behind all decisions, programming and disciplinary actions that occur at YCHS.

School Reviews

5  
As Christian parents who have spent over 13 years in the local public high school system with 4 of our 5 children and have transferred the 4th child along with our 5th child into YCHS, we can't praise this school enough. The faculty is caring and the education and the opportunities in this regard surpass the public High school our older children attended. At this point about half the school is Catholic and the other half are Christians of other faiths. Though we are not Catholics ourselves, we appreciate prayer being said in every class and Christian standards being taught. Both the students and parents are to give 20 hours service as a requirement every year. I love that service is not only taught but lived by students and their families. Serving together brings unity to the students and their families. The tax credit programs make the tuition possible for those of us that couldn't attend otherwise. Our family loves YC!
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked AZ School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 382 students
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Arizona is $9,715 for elementary schools and $15,651 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Arizona is 89% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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