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 and 7th 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! They are designed as complements to traditional ISDs. Charters exist to serve students that, for whatever reason, aren’t thriving in a one-size-fits-all traditional public school. Charters are free and open to all, offering every child an opportunity for a great education. Charters are given the flexibility to take creative approaches to teaching students in the way that works best for them. In exchange for that extra flexibility, charters are subject to increased accountability and transparency standards. For example, charters that receive a failing grade from the state for three years straight are shut down—no appeals allowed. This ensures that only the highest quality public charters can exist in Texas. YES Prep is a nonprofit organization. In fact, for-profit charter schools are illegal in Texas. That means that Texas charters are funded through community support and state funds. They receive no local taxpayer dollars. Every student deserves the chance to get a public education at a school that puts their needs first, regardless of zip code, income or ability level. By delivering for students from diverse backgrounds and teaching them how they learn best, public charter schools are preparing the workforce of tomorrow and the future of Texas.