YES Prep Public Schools


students lined up outside in graduation cap
Commencement provides an opportunity for YES Prep students, teachers, families, and friends to celebrate the class of 2021 as they earn their diploma. Commencement is not only a celebration, but also a culmination of students seven-year YES Prep Experience they began in the sixth grade. We look forward to celebrating our graduates!

2021 Ceremony Dates

YES Prep Public Schools will be hosting the 2020-21 Graduation Ceremonies on Friday, June 4 - Sunday, June 6, 2021, at the Bayou City Event Center, located at 9401 Knight Road, Houston, TX 77045.  

The date and time of your campus's ceremony are listed below: 


Friday, June 4, 2021 

Saturday, June 5, 2021 

Sunday, June 6, 2021 

9 a.m 



Brays Oaks 


White Oak 

North Forest 

East End 

3 p.m.




6 p.m. 

Fifth Ward  

North Central 



YES Prep Northbrook High School will be participating in Spring Branch ISD's graduation exercises with Northbrook HS.  Your campus’s leadership will share more information about your campus's ceremonies.  

All plans are dependent on health and safety conditions in our communities. As we actively plan graduation, your safety is our #1 priority. 

To hold an in-person ceremony, we have developed a comprehensive safety plan so you can understand how we plan to keep you and your family safe. Full details of the safety plan will be shared on this site, later in April. 

The event will have a limited capacity below 50% of normal venue capacity. To plan for capacity limits, the ceremonies will be ticketed, with assigned seating.  

At this time, we are planning for each graduate to have a ticket for 2 guests. 

YES Prep also asks no one travels to attend graduation. Travel between communities remains a risk according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). With the limited number of guest seats and our ask for out-of-town guests not to travel, YES Prep will be providing a Live-Stream of the Ceremony. Live stream information will be shared on this webpage.  

All plans are contingent on current health conditions. Our current plans will be evaluated 30-days before the event, on or around May 7th.  We will communicate if there are any changes based on health conditions in our communities.   

Seniors will receive information about the ceremony's ticketing process from their Director of College Counseling after May 7th.  


2020 Commencement Ceremonies

If you are wanting to watch the recordings of the Class of 2020 commencement ceremonies, we invite you to click here in order to view last year’s virtual commencements, or see some of the speeches from our student speakers below