Admissions & Enrollment

YES Prep Public Schools is a public charter school system in Houston, TX that helps graduates earn college degrees at four times the rate of their peers. YES Prep is open and tuition-free to all children with no special requirements for admittance, providing transportation, special education, English language learning and all public school services. Although YES Prep does not have any admission exams or interviews to admit students, we use a random, automated lottery for schools when there are more students interested in attending than available classroom space.

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As the highest performing public school system in Houston, all of YES Prep’s eligible schools are ranked in the top 10 percent in Texas and nationally by U.S. News and World Report. While many students enter YES Prep Public Schools performing below grade level, YES Prep educators have, for more than 20 years, increased the number of students from under served communities who graduate from college prepared to lead. 

How to Apply for Enrollment 

The lottery application window is now closed for elementary and secondary schools. Applications received after February 10, 2020 will be placed on a wait list and considered where seats may still be available. 

The following YES Prep campuses are still accepting applications:

Create an account and apply for YES Prep Public Schools online. Parents or legal guardians can complete the online form on their own, or by contacting a YES Prep campus. Summer hours are from 8 a.m. - 12 noon.

Read our full admissions policy here.

Click here for a complete list of our schools.

APply today!