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Schools That Work
Yes Prep North Central
What makes this a SCHOOL THAT WORKS
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.
10 Takeaway Tips for a College-Bound School Culture
Bold ideas from YES Prep North Central, a successful Houston charter school.
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.
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.
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.
Academic Rigor that Prepares Students for College
Project learning, integrated studies, and comprehensive assessment support a drive to achieve high academic standards.
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.
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.
YES Prep Makes Learning Relevant
Ninth-grade English teacher Rachael Arthur makes Shakespeare come to life for her students.