Facebook
Edutopia on Facebook
Twitter
Edutopia on Twitter
Google+
Edutopia on Google+
Pinterest
Edutopia on Pinterest Follow Me on Pinterest
WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Schools That Work| Case Study

Yes Prep North Central

Grades 6-12 | Houston, TX

College-Bound Culture in Houston

Educators at YES Prep are on a mission with far-reaching goals. They want to prepare kids, many of them from disadvantaged families with few, if any, high school graduates, to attend college.

What this School is Achieving

OUTCOMES

Project learning, integrated studies, and comprehensive assessment support the school's drive to achieve high academic standards. YES Prep considers critical thinking is a key skill for college readiness, and every person there is working towards getting every student into college.

YES Prep North Central is ranked 4th within Texas.

The Advanced Placement participation rate at YES Prep North Central is 100%.

How They Do It

Extended-Day Learning = Quality Time for Students

Houston's charter school, YES Prep North Central, uses extra hours to prepare kids for college.

906 views

10 Takeaway Tips for a College-Bound School Culture

Bold ideas from YES Prep North Central, a successful Houston charter school.

18 1 2,917 views

On a Mission to Send Every Student to College

Enroll students from working-class homes in a school with extraordinary teachers and administrators. Give them all a mission that will transform their lives. Then discover the astonishing success of Houston's Yes Prep North Central.

7 2,817 views

Resources and Lesson Plans for a College-bound Culture

The school shares details about administration, school culture, professional development, and curriculum -- materials that you may adapt for your class or school.

6 5,823 views
College-Bound Culture at a Texas School

YES Prep's Blueprint for Success

YES Prep North Central, serving grades 6-12 in Houston, does whatever it takes to prepare students for college success.

4 1,408 views
YES Prep: A Commitment to Academic Rigor

Academic Rigor that Prepares Students for College

Project learning, integrated studies, and comprehensive assessment support a drive to achieve high academic standards.

1 5,723 views
YES Prep Cultivates Parent Engagement

Cultivating Parent Engagement

A focus on family involvement is one reason for student success in the rigorous college-prep environment at YES Prep North Central in Houston, Texas.

1 3,514 views
YES Prep: College-Bound Culture

How YES Prep Prepares Students for College and Beyond

A focus on college preparation for all students helps get them to four-year schools.

1 3,112 views
YES Prep Makes Learning Relevant

YES Prep Makes Learning Relevant

Ninth-grade English teacher Rachael Arthur makes Shakespeare come to life for her students.

1,207 views
YES Prep: A Culture of Achievement

YES Prep Cultivates a Culture of Achievement

A supportive and caring environment underpins a strict discipline program.

3 1,710 views

Comments (0) Sign in or register to post

blog Why Students Leave STEM

Last comment 21 hours 31 min ago in STEM

Discussion Raise the Gauntlet for Education

Last comment 2 weeks 5 days ago in College Readiness

Discussion ACT State Profile Reports: College Readiness

Last comment 1 month 2 days ago in College Readiness

blog A Defense of Deeper Learning: Watch What's Working, Part 5

Last comment 1 month 2 weeks ago in Assessment

blog Critical Thinking Pathways

Last comment 1 month 1 week ago in Critical Thinking

Sign in and Join the Discussion! Not a member? Register to join the discussion.