No, but where a student lives does impact their transportation to and from school. Our campuses are intentionally located in underserved communities, and each YES Prep campus has a primary zone where transportation is provided to students for that school. When families enter the lottery, the system notifies them of their primary zone and which YES Prep campus provides transportation to their area. If a student does not live in the primary zone of any campus, the family must provide transportation into the priority zone. Read more about campus locations and community engagement.
There are many myths about charter schools, and we want you to feel well-informed and knowledgeable. This page provides the facts about YES Prep, how it operates, and how it is funded.
- Does YES Prep require students to have certain grades and test scores in order to be admitted to one of its schools?
- Does YES Prep charge tuition?
- Do charter schools like YES Prep use a lottery to cherry pick their students?
- Are only students who live within certain boundaries surrounding a YES Prep campus able to attend that school?
- Is YES Prep able to serve students with special needs, including profound special needs?
- Do charter schools have looser restrictions than traditional public schools?
- Are charter schools privately operated?
- Do charter schools have more money than traditional school districts?
- Do charter schools "steal" funds from traditional school districts?
- Do charter schools like YES Prep perform worse than traditional public schools?