Overcoming the Odds
Getting Every Student to College: YES Prep's Plan
Advanced Placement Classes and Exams
Keys to Success
YES believes in promoting 4 main tenets over the course of students's high school careers: Knowledge and Skills, Academic Behaviors, Habits of Mind, and Navigating the Process. Knowledge and Skills involves giving students access to standards-based instruction delivered in innovative and technologically evolved ways. Academic Behaviors relates to supporting students in a way that prepares them for the struggles of college, mainly the situation of one's motivation for education being dependent upon one's self. Habits of Mind refers to the critical reasoning and problem solving processes necessary to perform at the post-secondary and college level. Navigating the Process is approached as giving students the necessary skills to not only get in to college, but figure out the best way to maintain a healthy academic and social career while in attendance.
YES Prep Public School's best practices are an integral part of the success story told by this school. They involve focus on Curriculum, Discipline Policies, Facilities, and Student Data Collection. The best practice for curriculum involves high quality lesson plans, increased rigor, and standards-based instruction. Discipline policies are enforced through community involvement and a pay-to-play philosophy. Facilities are modern with advanced technology available and integrated by all students and teachers. Student Data Collection, its analysis, and guide to instruction is a permanent fixture for each educator, administrator, and student in the building.