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Pre-K Enrollment Update

YES Prep Pre-K Enrollment timeline has changed. All applying families will receive next steps on how to qualify beginning February 25, 2022. Additional information will be sent to all applying families. If you have additional questions, please contact us at lottery@yesprep.org. 

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How to apply for pre-K 

Beginning October 2021 you can apply for a seat in our high-quality YES Prep pre-K program by submitting an application into our lottery system via SchoolMint.  In order to be considered, ALL applicants must be 4 years of age by or before September 1st. Your child must also meet one or more eligibility requirements as determined by the Texas Education Agency:

INCOME ELIGIBLE

Documentation Needed (Only 1 Required):

  • 2 most recent consecutive paycheck stubs (paid biweekly)
  • 4 most recent consecutive paycheck stubs (paid weekly)
  • Notarized letter from employer (paid in cash)

Automatically Eligible for Income Approval

  • a child who is a member of a household receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program (TANF), State Medicaid program, or Food Distribution Program on an Indian Reservation. A  letter is needed to show proof. 
  • a child who is currently enrolled as a participant in a head start or even start where the child was deemed as qualifying
  • a child who is considered a migrant child
  • a child considered homeless
  • a child who is considered a runaway 
  • a child who is a foster child

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  • Testing provided by the campus

Homeless or unstable housing 

  • Response to a residency questionnaire
  • Response to the migrant survey 

Is or has ever been in foster care 

  • Foster child verification letter

Child of active duty member of U.S. Military branch or reserves or a child of a member of the U.S. Armed Forces, including state military forces or reserves, or the child of someone who was injured or killed while serving on active duty please note the parent/guardian must be an active duty member 

  • Department of Defense Identification
  • Notarized letter from the military

Importance of pre-K

With the addition of pre-K, YES Prep will begin to nurture and foster the minds of our youngest students yet, by providing a high-quality full-day pre-K program! Research shows that children who attend early childhood programs can be expected to:

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  • Be better prepared for school
  • Have better attendance
  • Have fewer behavior problems
  • Have increased chances of learning to reading at an earlier age 
  • Develop important social and self-regulation skills
  • Have the foundation for brain development and future learning

Children who attend pre -K are ready to learn and become successful confident learners! YES Prep provides a wide variety of learning experiences that will lead students to success in their academic journey to and beyond college. YES Prep provides a wide variety of learning experiences that will lead students to success in their academic journey to and beyond college.

Family Tours & New Elementary Previews

Back for 2021, we welcome our families to tour any of our existing elementary campuses. Beginning Nov, 4 and every Thursday - February, interested families can sign-up to attend an in-person tour. Families interested in new elementary campuses can also sign-up for Elementary previews. To learn more please visit our Family Tours page.  

For families who prefer to preview the elementary campuses virtually, simply click on the video for an overview of our elementary classroom and how students who enroll in YES Prep join a family-oriented culture and have access to a quality education that incorporates strong supports for the whole child from elementary to secondary!

 

YES Prep Elementary Schools

YES Prep will open 10 new elementary schools over the next five years to provide the same quality education to families with younger children. Visit our Elementary Schools page to learn more about our history, upcoming events, and more!

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