YES Prep Public Schools

The best day of the year!

At YES Prep, Senior Signing Day has been an annual tradition where our seniors declare what is next in their journey by sharing what college, university, armed forces branch or post-secondary opportunity they will be pursuing after they graduate. Seniors have watched this tradition every year and have earned their moment in the spotlight!

We are excited for this year's 1,600+ seniors to declare their next step in their journey after graduation at our 2024 Senior Signing Day on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, at the University of Houston’s Fertitta Stadium. We will also be commemorating YES Prep's 25th Anniversary.

Permission slips for Senior Signing Day

We are excited to have our 8th to 12th-grade students join us on Tues., May 21, for this momentous occasion, but to attend they must have a signed permission slip. This SSD Permission Slip Guide for Families provides step-by-step instructions on how to complete permission slips in Skyward.

For our Northbrook schools, parents/guardians will complete permission slips through the following: 

All permission slips are due on Friday, May 10, 11:59 p.m.

Senior Signing Day 2024 | Official Teaser Trailer


History of Senior Signing Day

Senior Signing Day is YES Prep's take on a ceremony that traditionally is reserved for star athletes playing big-time Division 1 sports.

YES Prep hosted its inaugural Senior Signing Day in 2001.

While those are impressive accomplishments, we believe our YES Prep seniors deserve the same, if not more, attention because each one of them represents what we set out to prove when we first founded YES Prep back in 1998: Any student -regardless of zip code, ethnicity, or income level- can graduate from high school and attend and complete a four-year college, when they are given access to the same opportunities and the same resources that students receive in great private schools and in great suburban public schools.

Past Senior Signing Days