YES Prep Public Schools

YES Prep empowers all Houston students to succeed in college and to pursue lives of opportunity. To attend YES Prep, visit

YES Prep is a free, open-enrollment public charter school system serving over 17,000 students in grades preK through 12 across Houston. To learn about careers at YES Prep, visit

Operating as usual


Prepare for lift-off and launch your career at YES Prep! Don't miss out on our Candidate Matching and Hiring Fair, set to take place Saturday, May 18 at YES Prep East End Secondary (8329 Lawndale St, Houston, TX 77012) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more details and to register, visit

Don't forget to follow the YES Prep Talent team on IG @ yesprepcareers


There's officially less than TWO weeks left until the class of 2024 walks across the big stage!

Here's YES Prep Southside Secondary with our countdown for today!

To learn more, visit

Photos from YES Prep Public Schools's post 05/07/2024

Seats are still available at YES Prep and we are excited to welcome even more students into our community! If you are looking for a school that is committed to providing high-quality education and endless opportunities for your child, then YES Prep is the place for you.

Apply today 👉
¡Todavía hay asientos disponibles en YES Prep y estamos emocionados de darles la bienvenida a más estudiantes a nuestra comunidad! Si está buscando una escuela que se compromete a brindar una educación de alta calidad y oportunidades para su hijo, entonces YES Prep es el lugar para usted.

Solicite hoy 👉


Hey families! 🌟 Thinking about Kindergarten for your kiddo? Let's talk about YES Prep! 📚 Studies show that the key to long-term success is determined by when a child learns to read!

At YES Prep, we work extra hard to teach reading and math in a way that's just right for your child. 👩‍🏫👨‍🏫 We want every student to feel empowered and ready to learn.

So, if you want your little one to start strong and feel confident about learning, YES Prep is the place to be! 🏫✨

Say YES to Kindergarten by visiting


Happy ! Thank you to all of our YES Prep teachers for their commitment to our students, families and communities. You are our heroes ❤️


Get excited! The countdown to Senior Signing Day begins TODAY 🎉

Here's YES Prep Northline Secondary with our first daily countdown video! Did you know this will be Northline's first class to declare at 😱?

To learn more, visit


Announcing the performer lineup! We are excited to see all of our student-performers take the stage at University of Houston's Fertitta Center on Tuesday, May 21.

⭐ YES Prep Airline Elementary Sparkettes
⭐ YES Prep Brays Oaks Secondary D.I.A.M.O.N.D.Z. Dancin' & E.L.I.T.E. Cheer Teams
⭐ YES Prep East End Secondary Varsity Cheer Team
⭐ YES Prep North Central Secondary Blazerettes and Cheer Team
⭐ YES Prep Northline Secondary Cheer Team
⭐ YES Prep Northside Secondary Orgullo
⭐ YES Prep Southeast Elementary Wizard Sparks
⭐ YES Prep Southeast Secondary Pure Gold Dance Team
⭐ YES Prep Southside Elementary Cheer Team
⭐ YES Prep Southside Secondary Giant Steppas
⭐ YES Prep Southwest Secondary Ballet Folklorico Origen
⭐ YES Prep West Secondary Marvels in Motion

For more information on Senior Signing Day, visit:


Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Let's kick off this week with a round of applause for our incredible educators shaping futures and inspiring minds every single day! Thank you for all you do! 🍎📚



Scholarship: Against the Grain Groundbreaker Leadership Scholarship
Award: $1,500
Deadline: Friday, May 31

The Against the Grain Groundbreaker Leadership Scholarship provides financial assistance to Asian American high school seniors and college students who have exhibited exemplary leadership, vision, and passion that is blazing a trail for others to follow and changing lives in the Asian American community. This year, Against the Grain Productions will award a scholarship in the amount of $1,500. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, May 31.

To apply and learn more, visit

Photos from YES Prep Public Schools's post 05/05/2024

Attention YES Prep families! The following assessments will be administered this week:
✏️ K-5 MAP Testing EOY
✏️ Pre-K CIRCLE Assessment EOY
✏️ AP exams for Government, Chemistry, Human Geography, Statistics, English Literature, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, Psychology, US History & Spanish Literature and Art

To ensure your child is at their best, remind them to:
🌙 Get a good night's rest
🥦 Eat healthy meals
🌟 Take short breaks to relax and recharge
Good luck to all our students!

To view a calendar of upcoming assessments, visit


Save the date! Join us at our last Wellness Council Meeting Wednesday, May 15, to dive into discussions on nutrition, fitness and fostering overall wellness for the whole family. Let's get our kids moving and make healthy choices together!

Visit to learn more!

Photos from YES Prep Public Schools's post 05/04/2024

Celebrating Asian Pacific Islander American month at our annual Summit, hosted by the Eternal Gandhi Museum Houston and ! See our stories to follow us along!

Photos from YES Prep Public Schools's post 05/03/2024

Enjoy competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits and unparalleled professional development opportunities when you teach at YES Prep.

Join us on Saturday, May 18 at YES Prep East End Secondary for our Candidate Matching and Hiring Fair event. For more details and to register, visit

For other opportunities, please visit

Don't forget to follow the YES Prep Talent team on IG


Please complete the “Possip Pulse Check” family survey that was sent to your email. The survey will close Sunday, May 5.

Take the survey and learn more by visiting
Complete la encuesta familiar “Possip Pulse Check” que se envió a su correo electrónico. La encuesta se cerrará el domingo 5 de mayo.

Llene la encuesta y aprenda más visitando


🍎 Celebrating the real MVPs today- our School Lunch Heroes! From nourishing meals to bright smiles, they keep our students and staff fueled and happy every day. Let's give a round of applause to these unsung heroes! 🌟


YES Prep continues to closely monitor the weather conditions. All YES Prep campuses will remain open but all after-school activities are canceled. We will provide updates if any additional changes to the school schedules or operations are needed today.

Our Northbrook partnership schools should defer to instructions provided by Spring Branch ISD.
YES Prep continúa monitoreando de cerca las condiciones climáticas. Todas las escuelas de YES Prep permanecerán abiertas, pero todas las actividades extraescolares se cancelarán. Proporcionaremos actualizaciones si se necesitan cambios adicionales en los horarios u operaciones escolares hoy.

Nuestras escuelas asociadas de Northbrook deben referir a las instrucciones del distrito escolar Spring Branch.


Today, we celebrate and acknowledge the amazing work of our YES Prep Principals! These courageous leaders challenge the status quo daily for equitable education for ALL children.

Fearless in their leadership, they demonstrate commitment to our promise of a choice-filled life for our students, develop and grow their staff, and advocate for the families of the communities they serve.

The role is dynamic and these leaders shine! For this and much more, we recognize you and thank you!

Photos from YES Prep Public Schools's post 05/01/2024

This is all about stress management! 😌🙏

Stress is a part of everyday life and can make us feel out of control but effective stress management can give you control. Stress can often take us by surprise but there are also predictable stressors. When confronted with predictable stressors, you can either change the situation or change your reaction.

The four As are helpful in challenging situations: Avoid, alter, adapt and accept.

Swipe below to learn more how these four As are able to help manage stress ➡️


May marks the beginning of Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) Heritage Month!

We're celebrating this month by sharing scholarship opportunities for our Asian Pacific Islander American students and alumni and joining together for YES Prep’s annual APIA Summit!

Learn more about APIA Month at YES prep >

Photos from YES Prep Public Schools's post 04/30/2024

YES Prep student-athletes have been on the run this spring! 🏃🏃‍♀️

Congratulations to the following teams for finishing their track season strong at the HCAL State Track Meet on Saturday:

Varsity Boys 1st Place: YES Prep Southwest Secondary🥇
Varsity Girls 2nd Place: YES Prep North Forest Secondary🥈
Varsity Boys 3rd Place: YES Prep Southside Secondary🥉
Varsity Girls 3rd Place: YES Prep Southwest Secondary 🥉

We also would like to congratulate the following teams who placed at the HCAL Regional Track Meet earlier this month at Rice University:

Varsity Boys 1st and Varsity Girls 1st: Southwest 🥇
Varsity Boys 2nd: Southside 🥈
Varsity Girls 2nd: North Forest 🥈
Varsity Boys 3rd: North Forest 🥉
Varsity Girls 3rd: Northwest 🥉
Middle School Boys 2nd: Southside 🥈
Middle School Girls 3rd: YES Prep Northwest Secondary🥉

We are so proud of our student-athletes for being champions on and off the track and look forward to cheering them on next season! 👏


We are THREE weeks away from 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.

For our Northbrook schools, click the link below to learn about your permission slip.

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

More details can be found here 👉

Photos from YES Prep Public Schools's post 04/28/2024

Attention YES Prep families! The following assessments will be administered this week-

✏️ STAAR Math Assessment for grades 3-5 and grades 6-9

To ensure your child is at their best, remind them to:
🌙 Get a good night's rest
🥦 Eat healthy meals
🌟 Take short breaks to relax and recharge

Good luck to all our students!

To view a calendar of upcoming assessments, visit


YES Prep students are prepared to navigate challenges, change course and stay clear on their ultimate destination – college, the military and beyond! This is what it means to empower all Houston students to pursue lives of opportunity.
Los estudiantes de YES Prep están preparados para enfrentar desafíos, cambiar de rumbo y mantenerse claros en su destino final: ¡la universidad, el ejército y más allá! Esto es lo que significa empoderar a todos los estudiantes de Houston para que busquen vidas llenas de oportunidades.



𝐘𝐄𝐒 𝐏𝐫𝐞𝐩 𝐅𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫 𝐂𝐡𝐫𝐢𝐬 𝐁𝐚𝐫𝐛𝐢𝐜 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐈𝐈𝐈: 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐄𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐲 𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬

Embark on an inspiring journey with Founder Chris Barbic as he shares YES Prep's captivating origin story.

In celebrating , Barbic reveals the keys to our success: hard work, unparalleled teaching, and a profound love for colleagues and our students.

Get ready to be inspired as we revisit the foundation of YES Prep and the principles that have fueled our mission for a quarter of a century.

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Learn more about YES Prep's 25th Anniversary:


Today is the last day to register for tomorrow's AP Summit being held at YES Prep Southwest Secondary from 8:45 a.m. to 12:40 p.m.

The AP Summit is a free, district-wide event created to support students enrolled in AP courses to be successful on their AP exams. Qualifying scores on AP exams, taken in May on campuses, can earn students college credit at no cost!

Register to attend by clicking here:


As parents, we know how hard it is to think our littles will soon start school and be away from us for hours at a time. But we also know that laying the foundation for future success starts early. That means KINDERGARTEN!

Starting school at kindergarten (if not pre-K) lays the cornerstone for a lifelong love of learning. With nurturing teachers, innovative curriculum and a supportive community, YES Prep sets the stage for a bright academic journey ahead!

We invite you to support your child's success! You can still apply for the 24-25 school year. Comment below and we will be in touch!
Como padres, sabemos lo difícil que es pensar que nuestros pequeños pronto comenzarán la escuela y estarán lejos de nosotros durante horas seguidas. Pero también sabemos que para llegar al éxito, la enseñanza debe comenzar temprano.

Comenzar la escuela en el Kinder (o en pre-K) sienta las bases para un amor por el aprendizaje que durará toda la vida. Con maestros atentos, un plan de estudios innovador y una comunidad de apoyo, ¡YES Prep prepara el escenario para un brillante viaje académico por delante!

Lo invitamos a apoyar el éxito de su hijo, aún puede aplicar para el año escolar 24-25. ¡Comente abajo y nos pondremos en contacto!


❤ Behind every successful team, there's an incredible admin professional keeping everything running smoothly. Happy Admin Professionals Day to all our school admins, thank you for all you do!

Timeline photos 04/22/2024

🎉 Congratulations to Milagros Cruz, senior at YES Prep Southwest Secondary, on being a recipient of the Future Engineer Scholarship!

As an Amazon Future Engineer, Cruz will be awarded a $40K scholarship PLUS a paid industry internship!

Let's give two claps to Milagros 👏👏


Let's cherish and protect our beautiful planet every day, not just on . 🌍💚 Together, we can make a difference for a more sustainable future!

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Our Story

For over twenty years, YES Prep Public Schools has redefined what is possible in public education. With 14,100 college-bound students across 19 campuses, we are a system of high-performing public charter schools proving that students from underserved communities can achieve at the highest academic levels. Our exceptional results demonstrate that better outcomes are not only possible, but also probable, when school systems build a culture of high expectations, and create effective support systems to ensure that student achievement is at the forefront of every decision made.

YES Prep is a free, open-enrollment public charter school system serving 14,100 students in grades 6-12 across Houston. To attend YES Prep, visit To learn about careers at YES Prep, visit

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From Dream to Reality: Founder Chris Barbic Shares YES Prep's Origin Story
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25 Years of YES | Nella García Urban
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5455 South Loop East
Houston, TX

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