George Lucas Educational Foundation

Schools That Work

Yes Prep North Central

Charter, Suburban
Grades 6-12
Houston, TX
  • 9-12 High School

    Extended-Day Learning = Quality Time for Students

    Houston's charter school, YES Prep North Central, uses extra hours to prepare kids for college.
    Grace Rubenstein
  • College Readiness

    10 Takeaway Tips for a College-Bound School Culture

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

    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.
  • 9-12 High School

    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.
  • Parent Partnership

    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.
  • Project-Based Learning

    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.
  • Assessment

    YES Prep Makes Learning Relevant

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

    Mark DiBella on How to Lead a Change

    YES Prep's school director discusses how to create a positive environment for everyone in the school community.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    How YES Prep Prepares Students for College and Beyond

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

    Academic Rigor that Prepares Students for College

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

    YES Prep Cultivates a Culture of Achievement

    A supportive and caring environment underpins a strict discipline program.