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YES Prep is very proud to announce that 11 YES Prep secondary schools have been recognized by the College Board’s AP School Honor Roll.  

At all YES Prep secondary campuses, students have the opportunity to take more than 10 AP courses. Advance Placement courses provide students with the opportunity to engage in college-level coursework during their high school years, enabling them to earn both college credit and advanced placement.  

To ensure student success, YES Prep covers the cost of AP exams and the program is free for students. We also provide free exam preparation on two Saturdays in the spring called AP Summit. The 2024 AP Summit has been set, visit our website here to learn more. 

AP School Honor Roll

The AP School Honor Roll is an annual recognition program that acknowledges schools for their effective Advanced Placement (AP) programs, which not only benefit students but also promote inclusivity. Schools are eligible for this recognition based on specific criteria that demonstrate their dedication to fostering a college-bound environment, facilitating opportunities for students to accrue college credits and enhancing overall college preparedness. 

AP Honor Roll Recipients 

4,570 schools—which represent 30% of eligible high schools in the nation—are being recognized on the 2023 AP School Honor Roll. At YES Prep, 92% of our eligible campuses were on the AP Honor Roll.  

The AP School Honor Roll distinguishes schools at four different levels of achievement: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. 

Join us in congratulating the 11 YES Prep high schools that made the Honor Roll!  

PLATINUM Recognition 

  • YES Prep Brays Oaks Secondary*  
  • YES Prep East End Secondary
  • YES Prep North Central Secondary* 
  • YES Prep Southeast Secondary* 
  • YES Prep Southwest Secondary* 
  • YES Prep White Oak Secondary

GOLD Recognition 

  • YES Prep Fifth Ward Secondary* 
  • YES Prep Gulfton Secondary* 
  • YES Prep North Forest Secondary* 
  • YES Prep Northside Secondary
  • YES Prep West Secondary* 

AP Access Award 

Of the schools selected for the AP Honor Roll, 1,770 also received the AP Access Award, demonstrating a clear and effective commitment to equitable access to advanced coursework. Schools earn the additional award if the percentage of AP Exam takers who are underrepresented minority and/or low-income students mirrors the school's overall student demographics. For example, if 50% of a school's student body is low income, then 50% of the AP Exam takers must also be low income for a school to receive the AP Access Award.  

Eight YES Prep campuses also received the AP Access Award*.

AP Access Award*

  • YES Prep Brays Oaks Secondary
  • YES Prep North Central Secondary
  • YES Prep Southeast Secondary
  • YES Prep Southwest Secondary
  • YES Prep Fifth Ward Secondary
  • YES Prep Gulfton Secondary
  • YES Prep North Forest Secondary
  • YES Prep West Secondary

Importance of AP courses 

Research indicates that students who participate in AP courses and exams are statistically more likely to pursue higher education and successfully graduate within the expected timeframe. Those who enter four-year colleges with AP credits under their belt expedite their journey toward graduation while bolstering their confidence for success in the college environment. Furthermore, even for those who do not earn college credits through AP coursework, it offers invaluable early exposure to collegiate-level studies and contributes to a culture of college readiness in their respective schools. 

AP Honor Roll - Qualifying Criteria   

For a school to be recognized on the AP School Honor Roll each year, it must meet each of the following criteria for their students in the most recent graduating class; these criteria are anchored in research-based relationships between AP and college outcomes:  

  • College Culture: 40% or more of the graduating cohort took at least 1 AP Exam during high school. 

  • College Credit: 25% or more of the graduating cohort scored a 3 or higher on at least 1 AP Exam during high school. 

  • College Optimization: 2% or more of the graduating cohort took 5 or more AP Exams during high school. At least 1 of those exams was taken in 9th or 10th grade, so that students are spreading their AP experience across grades rather than feeling disproportionate pressure in any single year.  

  • The school must also have full-time grade-12 enrollments and be located within the United States (including U.S. territories) or Canada. 

Once again, congratulations to all of our YES Prep secondary schools who were included in the AP Honor Roll, and to all of the teachers and staff who work every day with our students to achieve jaw-dropping results!

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