Now Accepting Applications For the 2022-2023 School Year
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YES Prep at a Glance

Say YES to Opportunities! 


We believe in creating pathways to opportunity, to empowered communities, to success that isn’t solely defined by test scores but by a student’s ability to recognize their own value. YES Prep is redefining what is possible in public education, providing support to send over 17,000 college-bound students into the world equipped with the tools to build their own pathways to opportunity. We believe that every day is an opportunity to say, “Yes, I can!”

YES Prep Public Schools is proving that different outcomes are possible when Houston communities are given access to high-quality educational opportunities. We are a tuition-free, public charter school system that has no admission requirements, serving grades pre-K - 4 and 6 - 12. Are you ready to say YES? 

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YES Prep Northbrook Middle School and YES Prep Northbrook High School, our schools in partnership with Spring Branch Independent School District, run a separate lottery. To apply online for YES Prep Northbrook campuses, click here

Our Application Process 

2022-2023 Application Window Opens
October 29 − February 11  

We strongly encourage parents to apply during this timeframe to allow your child to have the best chance to attend YES Prep!

All applications that are submitted after February 11 will be automatically waitlisted.

February 18 

Applicants are selected at random for admission to YES Prep.

February 25

Families receive notice if they have been accepted to or waitlisted for YES Prep.

If accepted, families will begin the registration process.


How to Apply

How to create an account in SchoolMint

How to submit a student application 
Want to learn more about the opportunities YES Prep can provide for your family or need help applying?

We would be happy to help you! Please complete our form below and a YES Prep team member will reach out with additional information.

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