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YES Prep Elementary Schools

A College-Ready Education for Younger Children Beginning August 2020

Since 1997, YES Prep has served students in grades 6-12 and increased the number of students from underserved communities who graduate from college prepared to lead. Recognized by U.S. News & World Report, The Washington Post and others as having some of the best schools in the nation, we are proud to announce that beginning in August 2020, YES Prep will begin opening elementary schools to provide the same quality education to families with younger children. 
Learn More About YES Prep Elementary Schools


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YES Prep Alumni Head Off to College

College Initiatives Provides Support in Transition

During August and September, YES Prep alumni transition to their college campuses to begin classes in the fall, and YES Prep's College Initiatives team is there to serve as solid support when they are troubleshooting any challenges they may have in their transition to college. Click below to read about these three alumni's experience as they headed off to Clark Atlanta University, George Washington University, and the University of Houston.
Branda, Man, and Amya Share About Their Experience


Introducing the new Family Portal

Introducing the Family Portal

First Stop for Student Information

Our goal is to make sure every single one of our students is college-ready once they graduate. Each one of our students is unique and the area and level of support they may need can vary. Currently, families are able to see how their student is doing in school through different online applications. In order to facilitate access to student information, YES Prep is happy to announce the launch of the Family Portal, a first stop to accessing information that would otherwise require you to log in to multiple sites.  
Learn About the Family Portal Features


2019 Kinder Winners Watson, Trujillo, Wales, Martinez

2019 Kinder Excellence in Teaching Award

Recipients from Brays Oaks, Northline, North Central, and Southeast  Campuses

On September 27, 2019, four YES Prep teachers -Kristal Watson, Brays Oaks; Marla Trujillo, Northline; Caitlin Wales, North Central; and Jonathan Martinez, Southeast- will be honored at the annual Kinder Excellence in Teaching Award where they will receive a gift of $25,000 each from the Kinder Foundation. The winners were nominated by their school principal for their positive influence on students and faculty, and their impact on students' academic growth. 

Meet YES Prep's 2019 Kinder Winners

A Charter School Helped Me Achieve My Dreams, And Now My Kids Are Achieving Theirs, Too
September 11, 2019 - Education Post
YES Prep alumna and board member Luly Castillo shares about her YES Prep experience.

For My Family, School Choice Meant Stability, an Emphasis on College, and Lasting Relationships
September 11, 2019 - Project Forever Free
Older sister of YES Prep graduate and former YES teacher shares about her family's experience with YES Prep.

Yes, Parents Can Decide What School Is Best for Their Child
September 12, 2019 - Project Forever Free
Parent shares why she chose to send her son to YES Prep Northwest.

A Charter School Gave My Son Opportunity. Isn't That What Democrats Should Stand For?
September 12, 2019 - Education Post
Parent shares how attending YES Prep Gulfton helped her son's life.

Texans' Players Give Back at Houston Food Bank Event
September 17, 2019 - Houston Chronicle
Texans players helped prepared thousands of meals in partnership with YES Prep East End.

Principal Pathway Info Session
Monday, September 30, 2019
Learn about the roles and responsibilities of our resident principals, required qualifications, and meet past and current resident principals. 
Register Here

2019 YES Prep College Fair
Friday, October 4, 2019
Over 3,000 YES Prep junior and senior high school students will visit with 100+ colleges and universities at the Stafford Centre.
Learn more about the College Fair.

IMPACT Saturday
Saturday, October 5, 2019
YES Prep students who qualify as IMPACT Scholars visit with admissions representatives from our IMPACT partner institutions. 
Learn more about IMPACT

Leading Houston Forward Luncheon
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Wortham Theater Center
Reserve your table

Elementary Staffing Information Session
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Meet the elementary team and learn more about available positions, the hiring process timeline, and much more!

2020-2021 Student Lottery Opens
Friday, November 1, 2019
Including kinder to second grades.
Learn More
Sponsor a Student
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