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YES Prep College Initiatives Team Talks Grit + Imagination

YES Prep's College Initiatives team attended a summer institute called Grit + Imagination, An Educator's Summit. The Walton Family Foundation highlighted YES Prep's Senior Director of College Initiatives, Rhiannon Carabajal Killian, in its article about the event. “Grades or test scores will increase when students practice character skills that are rooted in science,” she explained. To read the article, click here

YES Prep Spotlighted for Converting Nontraditional Spaces into Places of Opportunity

The Houston Chronicle spotlights YES Prep in its article about converting nontraditional spaces into schools. YES Prep's White Oak campus used to be a Kroger store. YES Prep has also established schools in office buildings, retail centers, a church, and a delivery warehouse. Because every building is different, "we've got to be a little bit more flexible" with the design, said Keith Weaver, YES Prep's Managing Director for Operations. Read the article here.

YES Prep Is a Finalist for 2016 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools

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Broad prize logoHOUSTON, Texas (May 18, 2016) – This morning, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation announced that YES Prep Public Schools is one of three finalists for the prestigious Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools. Texas’s IDEA Public Schools and New York City’s Success Academy were also named finalists.
 

YES Prep among America’s Most Challenging High Schools

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For the third year in a row, YES Prep was listed among America's Most Challenging High Schools by The Washington Post. This year, six YES Prep campuses were ranked according to The Washington Post's Challenge Index, a formula which divides the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school in the previous calendar year by the number of students who graduate. In other words, the index highlights YES Prep's rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum.