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JANUARY 2019 ISSUE

  LEADING HOUSTON FORWARD

Chelsea Achane posing in classroom

Developing Outstanding Teachers

Taking Teachers to the Next Level

At first, I was hesitant to make the move because of all the stories I’d heard about charter schools. But at the same time I wanted to be fully developed and pushed as a teacher. That’s when I decided to reach out to people I knew who were going through the YES Prep teacher pipeline. Their feedback was, “if you are craving teacher development, this is the place for you.” I’m glad I made the switch because I have grown tremendously these past two years.  

Learn About Chelsea Achane's Teacher Journey

  STUDENT SUCCESS

Irvin Ortega posing

My Summer Experience at Coronado National Forest

Irvin Ortega - Student, YES Prep Southeast

"Thanks to this trip I realized how much I truly care about the environment, and that I want to do something to help maintain it. I want to inform others not only about the impact they have on the environment but also what they can personally do to help it. I also learned that I love being outside and, in the future, I do not want to work in an office setting. I want to be out in the field. I am curious by nature and seek out adventure."

Read About Irvin's Six-Week Experience

  PATHWAYS TO OPPORTUNITY

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All-Inclusive Parent Portal in the Works

A one-stop shop to see your child's progress
 
Our goal at YES is to not only prepare each of our students to be college-ready but to also empower parents in helping their child through this high school to college journey. Knowing how your son or daughter is doing throughout the year is key in knowing how to support them. Thanks to the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, we are currently working on a parent portal that will make different student information accessible from one location.  
Learn More About the Status of this Parent Portal

  SPOTLIGHT

Ilse Gonzalez posing

My Journey from a YES Prep Student Desk to a Local TV Station News Desk

Ilse M. Gonzalez, North Central Alumna

I was born in Houston, Texas and raised by my dad and mom in a Northside Houston home. My dad, my brother, my sister, and I all went to the same elementary school but the neighborhood wasn’t the safest nor was the middle school across the street the best option to get us ready for high school and college, so we moved. My parents had heard of YES Prep and what they stood for, so they couldn’t pass up the opportunity to ensure my brother and I not only got into college, but were prepared for it.  

Learn About Ilse's Journey into Media

HEADLINES


Breaking down barriers: Stories from data standard implementations
January 22, 2019 - Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
YES Prep one of six organizations the foundation has paired up with to address data interoperability barriers.

Commentary: School choice gives students more opportunities to succeed
January 23, 2019 - Statesman
YES Prep mentioned for proving what’s possible when schools focus on meeting the needs of the unique and diverse students who attend them.

UPCOMING EVENTS


14th Annual Texas Hold'Em Oil & Gas Tournament 
Thursday, March 7, 2019
The Corinthian
In 2018, over 60 corporate, foundation and individual sponsors helped raise $1.3 million dollars supporting our campuses and students across the city of Houston.  Join us for 2019!


Senior Signing Day
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
NRG Stadium

We will be celebrating eleven campuses and 1,300 new YES Prep graduates  this year. Stay tuned to future News Updates for more information.
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