The Answer

April 23, 2015

Some High Schools Following Their Graduates Straight Into College

The Hechinger Report's Erin Einhorn highlights our YES Prep Alumni Association and our efforts to provide consistent support to our graduates after high school. Click here to read more.  READ MORE

April 22, 2015

Effective Tutorials: Going for Depth over Breadth

By Elisa Gibbs and Petra Claflin

When Elisa and I sat down to plan this blog, we couldn’t get around how overwhelming tutorials can be for teachers. On top of planning quality lessons for your classroom every day, the idea of planning tutorial lessons for most of those objectives and then tracking student progress on all of them... READ MORE

April 20, 2015

YES Prep Schools Among Top 2% of High Schools, according to Washington Post Rankings

The Washington Post's Jay Mathews just released his America's Most Challenging High Schools list for 2015. All four of YES Prep's qualifying schools - Southeast, North Central, Southwest, and East End - not only made the list, but rank among the nation's top 2%! Find all the rankings here. READ MORE

April 13, 2015

​6 Tips to Get the Most out of a Conference

By Petra Claflin

​Late spring and summer seem to be prime time for conferences. Despite our best intentions, though, we often come back to our day-to-day work and that new (often very expensive) learning never gets incorporated into our classrooms and campuses. It can actually take quite a bit of thought, planning... READ MORE

April 07, 2015

Our Special Education Team is Redefining Possible: A Day in the Life of our Learning Lab Specialists

Our campus special education teachers – Learning Lab Specialists – have a critical role at YES Prep. Not only do they work with our special education students in order to meet their various needs, they also collaborate closely with other teachers to provide powerful support. Take a look!  7:35... READ MORE

March 31, 2015

Takeaways from TLAC 2.0: Checking for Understanding Part Two

By Elisa Gibbs, Middle School Mathematics Content Specialist

In this blog series, we’re digging into Teach Like a Champion 2.0 and discussing what we feel are the biggest takeaways from the book. Collaborating on the series are Petra Claflin (teacher and instructional leader turned lead writer for YES Prep’s communications & marketing team), Elisa Gibbs... READ MORE