Saturday, May 01, 2010

YES They Can

High School Graduation: YES Prep Sends Every Senior To College - KIAH: "YES Prep Public Schools celebrated a momentous occasion Friday, graduating 100 percent of its seniors. Not only that, but for the 10th year in a row every single one of them is accepted to a four-year college or university.

For that reason, YES Prep doesn't just call it graduation, the school calls it college signing day.

However, this achievement isn't because the school is flooded with top performing public school students with private school money. YES Prep is a free public school. Ninety percent of the kids are first generation college bound students and 86 percent of them are low-income. Furthermore, most students enter the YES system at least one grade level behind in math and English skills."

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