For Parents

2015-16 YES Prep Calendar

Classes resume on August 11, 2015. We will have specific information about start times and dismissal times in August.

Click here for the full district calendar for 2015-16.

YES Prep ACE Handbook

Please find the Parent Handbooks for the YES Prep ACE Program below. If you have any questions about the ACE Program at YES Prep Fifth Ward, please contact Adriana Bolivar, ACE Site Coordinator, at

House Bill 5 Parent Webinars

Students in the Class of 2018 and Class of 2019 have been working hard with the College Initiatives Team to create their Personal Graduation Plans (PGPs).

YES Prep Public Schools No Show Policy


YES Prep is committed to serving the maximum number of students possible throughout Houston, and to prepare your students to graduate from college. To meet this goal, YES Prep asks that all students return to school in August on the first day of school for YES Prep. The first day of school for YES Prep is published in the YES Prep yearly calendar, is communicated through parent notes, and is available on the website. The first day of school for the 2015-2016 school year will be Tuesday, August 11, 2015.

Students who do not return for the first day of school in August are deemed "no-show students".

After the last Friday in August, all no-show students officially lose their spot at YES Prep. The spots formerly occupied by no-show students will become available to students on the waiting list if the applicable campus has openings in that grade level.

YES Prep está comprometido a servir a un máximo número de alumnos posibles en todo Houston, preparando a sus estudiantes para graduarse de la universidad. Para cumplir con este objetivo, YES Prep pide que todos los estudiantes regresen a la escuela en Agosto siendo este el primer día de clases para YES. El primer día de clases para YES se publica en el calendario anual de YES, se comunica a través de notas de los padres, y está disponible en el sitio web.

El primer día de clases para el año escolar 2015-2016 será el Martes, 11 de Agosto 2015.

Los estudiantes que no regresen para el primer día de clases en Agosto se consideran "los estudiantes no-show".

Después del último Viernes de Agosto, todos los estudiantes no-show oficialmente pierden su lugar en YES. Los lugares antiguamente ocupados por "los estudiantes no-show" estarán disponibles para los estudiantes en lista de espera si el campus pertinente tiene lugares abiertos en ese grado.

2013 - 2014 School Report Card

The Texas Education Agency has released the 2013-2014 School Report Card for YES Prep Fifth Ward. We are excited to have earned six distinctions based on our academic results from last school year. You can view the entire report on our campus website and Facebook pages. If you have any questions about the report card, please contact our School Director, Mrs. Campbell.

2014-2015 Student Handbook

Please find the 2014-2015 Student Handbooks below.

YES Prep Fifth Ward 2013-14 School Report Card

YES Prep Fifth Ward 2013-14 School Report Card

January 7, 2015 Safety Concern

Please find a letter below from School Director, Barb Campbell, about the safety incident that occurred on Wednesday, January 7th. This letter will be sent home with students on Thursday, January 8th.

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement - Food Services


YES Prep Fifth Ward Serves Houston

On Wednesday, September 11th, the students of YES Prep Fifth Ward participated in their first service day of the 2013-2014 school year. Check out our students speaking to reporters about theier experience at the Houston Food Bank.

New Traffic Patterns

Starting August 8th, the traffic patterns at Fifth Ward have changed from previous year. Students will be dropped off by parents in the rear of the school while buses will drop students off in the front of the school. Please see the attached map for more information.

Important Information Regarding The National School Lunch & School Breakfast Program

How do I get free or reduced-price school meals for my children?

Households must complete the Free and Reduced-Price Meals application form and return it to the school. Only one application must be filled out by a family for children attending the same school. Applications are included in the student’s registration packet. You can also obtain an application at the school or by calling the school office at 713-967-9400. Applications may also be completed via the web by visiting

We will use the information on your form to decide if your children should get free or reduced-price meals. We also may inform officials with other child nutrition, health, and education programs of the information on your form to determine benefits provided by those programs or for funding and/or evaluation purposes.

Will the form be verified?

Eligibility may be checked at any time during the school year. School officials may ask you to send written proof that shows that your children should get free or reduced-price school meals.

Must I report changes?

If your children get free or reduced-price meals because of your income, you must tell us if your household size decreases or if your income increases by more than $50 per month, or $600 per year. If your children get free meals because your household gets SNAP or TANF benefits, you must tell us when you no longer get these benefits.

Can I apply for free and reduced-price meals later?

If you are not eligible now but your economic situation changes during the school year (such as a decrease in household income, an increase in household size, unemployment, receive food stamps or TANF), complete another form.