YES Prep Hobby, the 19th campus of YES Prep Public Schools. Located only two miles from Hobby Airport and seventeen miles from Johnson Space Center, YES Prep Hobby resides close to Houston’s hubs of innovation.
The field of aviation has dramatically changed our world. From the first airplanes to man landing on the moon, the aviators behind this work have created marked change on our society. The Aviators of YES Prep Hobby seek to do the same – to work as a collective of individuals to transform society. Aviators must lead through challenge, embrace the unknown, and stay focused on their trajectory to achieve success.
The students of YES Prep Hobby must be Aviators who are active in creating change on their journey. They cannot merely be passengers on their journey to and through college. Aviators must be prepared to navigate challenges, change course, and stay clear on their ultimate destination.
Founded In: 2019
Grades Served: 6th grade
Mission: YES Prep Hobby Aviators are leaders in pursuit of educational equity through a focus on college readiness and college completion. As Aviators, students will be focused on piloting their own destiny toward college and career readiness.
Core Values: Teamwork, Responsibility, Courage, Stamina, Creativity, Wisdom
About YES Prep Public Schools, Inc.
Since 1995, YES Prep Public Schools has redefined what is possible in public education. We are a system of high-performing public charter schools proving that students from underserved communities can achieve at the highest academic levels. Our exceptional results demonstrate that better outcomes are not only possible, but also probable, when school systems build a culture of high expectations, and create effective support systems to ensure that student achievement is at the forefront of every decision made.
Our Charter School Status
Charter schools are public schools intended as champions for education innovation. Charter schools are free from some of the regulations and red tape of traditional public schools.
While we are a public school, some of the regulations that apply to traditional public schools do not apply to us. We do not have contracts for teachers, we are not required to provide duty free lunches to our teachers, and we can set our own academic calendar and hours of operation, providing more learning time for our students and subject to the Texas Education Agency.
In Texas, charter schools receive state funding, but must raise funds privately to account for resources not funded by the government.
Along with this freedom comes a heightened sense of expectations for our staff and our students. Our mission is only possible if we hold ourselves, each other, and each of our students to the highest standards of performance and behavior.