Simon A. Sanchez High School
“Home of the Sharks”
Expected School-wide Learning Results
Simon Sanchez High School students will demonstrate ACE:
Engagement in Civic Activities
Adopted Spring 2012
Simon A. Sanchez High School is located in the village of Yigo in the northernmost part of the island of Guam in the Western Pacific.
The school serves numerous housing subdivisions, apartment complexes, and two large socio-economic residential areas known as the Guam Housing and Urban Renewal Area (GHURA) 505 and 506. The school is also surrounded by locally owned shops and restaurants that serve the nearby community populated by nearly 19,500 people; Yigo is the island’s second largest village by population but the largest village by land area at approximately 35.16 square miles. To the north of the school just a few miles away is the large U.S. military installation, Anderson Air Force Base (AAFB), with which the school has some affiliation. Some faculty members are military dependents from AAFB, and the Andersen Wives Club annually hosts the Sharks-Make-Wishes-Come-True Christmas event. The multi-ethnic community surrounding Simon A. Sanchez High School is dependent on the school to educate its teen-aged children, provide community service, and make available shelter in times of natural disasters.