The Answer

October 07, 2015

Meet Citlalli Gomez, YES Prep Alumna and President of The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers at Texas A&M University

By Natalie Lund

Citlalli Gomez is a graduate of YES Prep North Central and a bioengineering major at Texas A&M. She is the president of The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, the largest Hispanic organization on campus. I interviewed her about her position as a Hispanic leader on campus, her... READ MORE

October 07, 2015

Meet Jamie Downs, School Director of the future YES Prep Eisenhower

By Natalie Lund

Jamie Downs is the School Director of YES Prep Eisenhower High School, which will open in 2016. Currently, he serves as the interim Director of Academics at YES Prep Hoffman, the Aldine partnership middle school that will feed into YES Prep Eisenhower. Downs was a 2007 Houston Teach For America (... READ MORE

September 29, 2015

The Arts and Passion-Driven Learning: Three Days at Harvard

By James T. Sheridan, YES Prep Southeast

This summer, I was selected by YES Prep and the Harvard Club of Houston to spend three days at Harvard University attending any summer class of interest to me.  I chose the Arts and Passion Driven-Learning Institute. Below, I’ve reflected on the experience, in five acts.   I. Macbeth & Madness... READ MORE

September 23, 2015

Spindletop Charities, Inc. Gives Record Gift to help Build Teacher Training Center!

By YES Prep Public Schools

This year, Spindletop has pledged an unprecedented $1,000,000 to YES Prep’s Redefine Possible campaign. In particular, the gift will support the brand-new Spindletop Center for Teaching Excellence, an epicenter for teacher development. The center, housed in YES Prep’s newest campus YES Prep... READ MORE

September 23, 2015

The Problem We All Live With Isn't Back; It Never Went Away

By Mark DiBella, Superintendent

*/ Nedra Martin saw her daughter (Mah'ria) freeze [on the way to the podium to defend the desegregation of Francis Howell High School in Missouri].  She thought about Ruby Bridges, the first black child to attend an all-white elementary school in the South.  She's the little girl guarded by US... READ MORE

September 17, 2015

Collaboration: Ensuring that Special Education Students are Prepared to Graduate

By Natalie Lund

In 2014, 26 seniors who'd received special education services graduated from YES Prep. This spring, that number will jump to 37— with 28 of those students graduating with a distinguished or recommended diploma. In order to serve YES Prep's increasing number of students with disabilities and to... READ MORE