Thank you for your interest in YES Prep Public Schools and for launching your child's academic journey with us! The student lottery application launches on October 13, 2023 for the 2024-2025 school year. Be sure to check back here to complete an application! For now, we encourage you to fill out our interest form to stay up to date with news and info and/or to get in contact with a member of our staff.
Say YES to Opportunities!
Your child’s journey to access a high-quality, tuition-free public school with a focus on college readiness starts TODAY!
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 18,000 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. YES Prep Fifth Ward Secondary is a tuition-free, public charter school system that has no admission requirements, serving grades 6 - 12 for the 2023-2024 school year. Are you ready to say YES?
Accepting applications for the
2023-2024 school year!
We encourage parents to apply as soon as the lottery window opens
to have the best chance to attend a YES Prep school.
October 13 − February 18
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 18 will be automatically waitlisted in the order they are received.
Applicants are selected at random for admission to YES Prep.
Families receive notice if they have been accepted to or waitlisted for YES Prep.
If accepted, families will begin the registration process.
What's new for the 2023-2024 lottery application?
YES Prep has launched a new enrollment platform, SchoolMint Enroll. This platform brings a sleek look and a smoother application process for parents/guardians. Both new to YES Prep and existing families will need to create a new login to apply. Check out our video series on how to get started. SchoolMint Enroll provides an innovative fresh experience and allows YES Prep additional ways to communicate about the enrollment process.
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.