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.

Top Placements

Yuma Catholic High School places among the top 20% of private schools in Arizona for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild Learning Differences
Year Founded2000
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students338 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
75%
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade Yuma Catholic High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
71%
Average Class Size22 students
Number of AP Courses4 courses
Advanced CoursesCalculus, English, Physics, US Government
Average ACT score21
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Khaki pants/skirts, shirts)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesFor tuition information, please contact Admissions Director at 928 317-7902.
% on Financial Aid
50%
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorLaura Cuen
Admissions AssociateJosie Smith

Sports

Total Sports Offered13 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball, Weightlifting, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CheeringCross Country,
DanceFootball,
GolfSoccer,
SoftballTrack and Field,
VolleyballWeightlifting,
Wrestling

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.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Yuma
    Grades: K-8 | 200 students
    6.8 miles
    3261 S Avenue 6 E
    Yuma, AZ 85365
    (928)726-3086
    6.8 K-8
    200
  • Port Orchard
    Grades: PK-12 | 123 students
    1101.1 miles
    14687 Olympic Dr Se
    Port Orchard, WA 98367
    (253)851-8619
    1101.1 PK-12
    123

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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