YES Prep Public Schools
Thank you for your interest in YES Prep Public Schools and for launching your child's academic journey with us! The student lottery application launches on October 13, 2023 for the 2024-2025 school year. Be sure to check back here to complete an application! For now, we encourage you to fill out our interest form to stay up to date with news and info and/or to get in contact with a member of our staff. 

Interest form

YES Prep at a Glance

Say YES to Opportunities! 


We believe in creating pathways to opportunity, to empowered communities, to success that isn’t solely defined by test scores but by a student’s ability to recognize their own value. YES Prep is redefining what is possible in public education, providing support to send over 18,000 college-bound students into the world equipped with the tools to build their own pathways to opportunity. We believe that every day is an opportunity to say, “Yes, I can!”

YES Prep Public Schools is proving that different outcomes are possible when Houston communities are given access to high-quality educational opportunities. We are a tuition-free, public charter school system that has no admission requirements, serving grades pre-K - 12 for the 2024-2025 school year. Are you ready to say YES? 

The 2024-2025 YES Prep student lottery application opens on October 13! 

We encourage parents/guardians to apply as soon as the lottery window opens
to have the best chance to attend a YES Prep school. 

Join the Interest List

Limited seats still available for the current 2023-2024 school year. 

Apply Today

Apply to YES Prep Northbrook

YES Prep Northbrook Middle School and YES Prep Northbrook High School, our schools in partnership with Spring Branch Independent School District, run a separate lottery. To apply online for YES Prep Northbrook campuses, click here

Our Application Process

October 13 − February 18 

We strongly encourage parents to apply during this timeframe to allow your child to have the best chance to attend YES Prep!

All applications that are submitted after February 18 will be automatically waitlisted in the order they are received.

February 20-21

Applicants are selected at random for admission to YES Prep.

February 22

Families receive notice if they have been accepted to or waitlisted for YES Prep.

If accepted, families will begin the registration process.


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How To Apply

How to create a login
Submit an application 

Find a School Near You

Look up the closest YES Prep school(s) by your address or ZIP code.

Want to learn more about the opportunities YES Prep can provide for your family or need help applying?

We would be happy to help you! Please complete our form below and a YES Prep team member will reach out with additional information.

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