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News Update - Highlighting YES Prep's Best

NOVEMBER 2019 ISSUE

  LEADING HOUSTON FORWARD

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YES Prep has the highest percentage of students attending A or B schools in the Houston area

 

The 2019 Texas Public School Rankings released by Children at Risk confirms that 88% of YES Prep Public School students attend an A or B school making it the highest percentage in the Greater Houston Area. Additionally, no YES Prep school received a D or F grade. This report highlights YES Prep’s unwavering commitment to provide a high-quality and equitable education for all students.
Check out YES Prep's school rankings

  STUDENT SUCCESS

Daniella Diaz posing in art classroom

Interview with 2019 YES Prep Holiday Card Contest winner

Daniella Diaz - Student, YES Prep Southeast 


"My friends and I are in a group chat together and they are in art class. I was helping them, giving them ideas for the drawing, and that’s when I was motivated to ask Ms. Crancer if I could participate in the contest."
Learn more about Daniella and her winning art piece

  PATHWAYS TO OPPORTUNITY

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Investing in Extraordinary Talent

Reinvisioning and relaunching YES Prep’s Leading Excellence program

Determined to do whatever it takes to not only attract diverse, extraordinary talent but also increase inclusivity, retention and development of our teammates, YES Prep launched the Leading Excellence program in 2013. The program built a pipeline of future leaders within the organization that aspired to lead at a high level. These individuals were chosen based on a rigorous selection process that included essays, an interview and other leadership assessments.

Learn more about Leading Excellence

  SPOTLIGHT

Cynthia Oropeza at her graduation from A&M program

YES Prep Gulfton alumna's Special Education journey and achievements

Cynthia's mother, Hortencia Oropeza, shares their story

"Cynthia has been in special education since early childhood. Beginning in first grade, we enrolled her in a local charter school where she finished grades 1-5. For sixth grade, Cynthia went to a traditional school, where she unfortunately experienced bullying and regressed academically. Thanks to the positive experience we had with charter schools, I was determined to find a new school for my daughter. This is when I found YES Prep in 2012."

Learn what Cynthia is doing today
HEADLINES


Student lottery now open at YES Prep 
November 17, 2019 - Univision
Families from underserved communities have until February 10 to enroll, including for elementary.

YES Prep CEO wants to see number of his students double in five years
November 6, 2019 - Houston Business Journal
DiBella discusses YES Prep's plans for expansion, including opening 10 elementary schools in the next five years.

 
UPCOMING EVENTS

Campus Leader Recruitment Event
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Explore mid-level management roles within YES Prep.
More details

Campus Family Tour
Thursday, December 12, 2019
Learn more about the campus culture and get a sneak peek at campus life. 
Learn more

Coffee with the Founding Elementary Principals
December 12 & 13
Meet with the founding principals for North Central Elementary and Southeast Elementary. 
Location info and more dates
 
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