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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.

November 2, 2009
Photo credit: Eli Reed/Magnum Photos

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Nuts and Bolts

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

College-Bound Culture

Teacher Development

Curriculum and Assessment

School Snapshot

Yes Prep North Central

Grades 6-12 | Houston, TX
854 | Charter, Suburban
Per Pupil Expenditures
$4567 School$4567 District$5455 State
Free / Reduced Lunch
97% Hispanic
3% Black
1% Asian
1% White

6% English-language learners

Data is from the 2011-12 academic year.

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