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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Yes Prep North Central

Grades 6-12 | Houston, TX

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.
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Resources On This Page:

Nuts and Bolts

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School Culture and Discipline

  • YES Core Values 58K

    Five core values shared by all the YES Prep schools

  • Family Contract - English 567K

    Commitment to college completion signed by parents and students upon enrollment (English)

  • Family Contract - Spanish 535K

    Commitment to college completion signed by parents and students upon enrollment (Spanish)

  • Thinks & Acts 783K

    Key "Thinks and Acts" for students and educators, developed by YES Prep students

  • RISE Overview 108K

    Overview of YES Prep North Central's discipline system, RISE (Restoring Individual Student Excellence)

  • RISE Responsibility Log 160K

    Responsible behavior log used in the RISE discipline system

  • RISE Respect Log 160K

    Respectful behavior log used in the RISE discipline system

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College-Bound Culture

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Teacher Development

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Curriculum and Assessment

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S Jarvinen's picture

What supports are in place for students with special needs or those who need remedial academic support?

Kathy Burrows's picture

Thank you for sharing your extensive work on hiring and supporting great instructors, along with examples of the lessons they provide. You have truly contributed to our community of professional learners and educators.

Kelli M. Charles's picture
Kelli M. Charles
Principal/Recovery School District, New Orleans, LA

I'm in awe of the resources available to visitors and users of this site. I spent two wonderful years as a YES Prep Teacher. (Southeast!) yeah! The experience made me a better teacher for my students, and it was there that I learned the difference between a good teacher and a GREAT teacher. The individuals who are a part of the YES Prep System are the most talented in the field of education, and the KIDDOS are AMAZING! Keep up the great work.

Darla Merill's picture

Who designed the assignments and lesson plans? Were they worked on together by all staff in various content areas? What time/support were teachers given to write/design the various activities?
Is your school a year round program? Can teachers visit your site to observe?
This is a great website with awesome resources. Keep up the great work.
Thanks.

Casey A. Paulus's picture

As a former TFA corps member, current KIPP teacher, and soon to be School Leader, I give 110% support to YES! Prep and the ways in which they design their school around student needs. Awesome resources; keep up the phenomenal work!

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