Since we opened our doors in 1998, YES Prep has continuously redefined possible for students, families and the public education system at large. Today, with 16 schools in operation, serving 11,600 students throughout Houston, YES Prep is living proof that different outcomes are possible when students from low-income communities are given access to high-quality educational opportunities.
Small and Integrated 6th-12th Grade Schools: YES Prep operates small, integrated, 6th through 12th campuses that enable our teachers and school leaders to build transformative relationships with students. By creating a family-oriented culture on every campus, our students feel valued and supported throughout their middle school and high school careers.
Student Interventions: In order to ensure that every student is college-ready by the end of 12th grade, YES Prep requires all students to attend an extended school day and school year. Because most of our 6th graders come to YES Prep performing below grade-level, additional time during the school day is dedicated to strategic interventions in order to guarantee that students are able to meet academic standards.
Enrichment Opportunities: YES Prep students have access to a variety of life-changing extracurricular activities that enhance their middle and high school experiences.
• Summer Programming. Students that are interested in participating in rigorous academic summer programming have the opportunity to apply for Duke Tip, Breakthrough Houston, and a variety of study abroad options. These programs actively recruit our students, and our staff is continuously seeking out the best and most unique summer opportunities available.