Charter schools are public schools. Intended as incubators for innovation, charter schools are free from some of the regulations and red tape of traditional public schools. Many charter school systems, like YES Prep, are open-enrollment and serve all students, while others have admission requirements. In Texas, charter schools receive state funding, but do not receive any funding for facilities and so must raise those dollars privately.
First Generation College Students
African American and Hispanic
"Special Education Managers are visionary leaders making sure All Means All at each of our YES Prep campuses." - Ashley Dalton, Director of Special Education
"Thanks to YES Prep I know that I want to attend a four-year university. I will be the first in my family to graduate from college, and that’s one of my biggest motivations – to bring a degree back home."
"I am passionate about working with youth but I am also passionate about closing the educational gap. I am passionate about providing black and brown students the tools they need to succeed. I am passionate about seeing a change in today’s society."