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May 18, 2016

YES Prep Is a Finalist for 2016 Broad Prize for Public Charter Schools

By YES Prep Public Schools

Considered Again After Inaugural Prize Win in 2012   HOUSTON, Texas (May 18, 2016) – This morning, the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools and the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation announced that YES Prep Public Schools is one of three finalists for the prestigious Broad Prize for Public... READ MORE

May 13, 2016

YES Prep among America’s Most Challenging High Schools

By YES Prep Public Schools

For the third year in a row, YES Prep was listed among America's Most Challenging High Schools by The Washington Post. This year, six YES Prep campuses were ranked according to The Washington Post's Challenge Index, a formula which divides the number of Advanced Placement, International... READ MORE

April 26, 2016

YES Prep Gulfton Senior Awarded Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship

LANSDOWNE, Va. – Francisco Cernada, senior at YES Prep Gulfton, has been awarded a Jack Kent Cooke Foundation College Scholarship worth up to $40,000 annually, the foundation announced today.    Cernada is one of 85 high school students from 27 states receiving the Cooke College Scholarship this... READ MORE

April 25, 2016

YES Prep High Schools Take Gold in National Rankings

By YES Prep Public Schools

Five of our qualifying high schools earned gold medals from the U.S. News and World Report 2016 Best High Schools list. With over 21,500 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia considered, only the top 500 schools with the highest college readiness scores received the gold... READ MORE

April 14, 2016

YES Prep Public Schools Confirms Mark DiBella as New CEO

By YES Prep Public Schools

Focused on Expanding its Impact to Transform Houston   Houston, Texas (Thursday, April 14, 2016) - The YES Prep Public Schools Board of Directors unanimously voted to confirm Mark DiBella for the position of Chief Executive Officer. DiBella has held various, progressive roles with YES Prep since... READ MORE

March 22, 2016

Surviving Year One of Teaching

By Erika Lai, First-Year Teacher

Guest Contributor Erika Lai graduated from the University of Houston with a B.A. in English Literature and a minor in Leadership Studies. She teaches 9th and 10th grade English at YES Prep East End. In early November, I found myself contemplating if I had made the right decision to become a teacher... READ MORE