College Initiatives

Successfully supporting YES Prep students in navigating the transition from High School to College & Campus to Career

The mission of YES Prep Public School is to ensure students are College Graduates Prepared to Lead and our College Initiatives programming is designed to ensure ALL Yes Prep students viable post-secondary options. By designing a five-pillar model we know our students will be prepared for College, Military and the workforce. 

College Initiatives by the Numbers

  • The Class of 2019 submitted over 11,700 college applications and received over 6,600 College Acceptances.
  • 100% of YES Prep Graduates Receive at least one acceptance to a 4-year college or university.
  • 87% of YES the Class of 2019 declared their intent to begin course work on a college degree during the Fall 2019 semester.

Where YES Prep Students Apply to College

This shows a map of where YES Prep Students Apply To College, with a concentration in Texas, and applications around the US


Five Pillars of College Initiatives

This is an info graphic of the Five Pillars of College Initiatives, Advising, Student Opps, Seminar, Alumni, and Partenrship


Academic, College and Career Counseling

We believe all students will have an opportunity for success that is specific to their needs (4-year, 2-year, military, employment). To properly support students with their transition, our work must start earlier with students and their families.

The mission of YES Prep is to ensure that students from under-served communities graduate from college prepared to lead. While all students will have this opportunity as a result of attending YES Prep, we believe that in order to serve ALL students, specific opportunities tailored to their needs must be available post - high school.

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Student Opportunities

Exposure to enrichment opportunities outside of the classroom

Student opportunities should be a system initiative. Student opportunities drive college-going identities by exposing students to cultural awareness, service learning and career exploration. As an established organization in Houston, we are a desirable partner to businesses and organizations that can offer our students enrichment opportunities.

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Building College-Going Identity and providing guidance and support during the college application process

We believe that the seminar sequence is integral in promoting multiple pathways to college and life success. Specifically, Junior and Senior Seminar are integral in preparing our students for the transition to college. 

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Alumni Support

Supporting student through transition, matriculation, and college graduation

While college completion is our mission and goal, supporting our students endeavors post high school, regardless of outcome, is imperative to our work. We will cultivate a strong alumni network that will increase our collective influence in our communities.

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Preparing our highly credentialed students to access and matriculate to our IMPACT Partners

We believe partnerships with colleges and universities help create access and opportunity for YES Prep Students. In an effort to increase matriculation, persistence, and graduation for our students, we have worked with colleges and universities across the United States to create agreements that detail supports our partners promise to provide for our students. These institutions believe in going above and beyond in order to support our students and ensure they complete a degree at their institution.

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