New Students (Lottery): YES Prep Public Schools is a tuition-free public charter school system in Houston, TX. YES Prep Public Schools does not have any admission exams or interviews to admit students. We are required by law to admit students using a lottery process to select applicants at random when there are more applicants than available seats.
To learn more about the lottery process and student application, click here.
YES Prep will waive the uniform policy for students for the entire 2021-2022 school year. YES Prep understands the COVID-19 pandemic has created or increased the economic challenges. Students still have the option of wearing a YES Prep issued uniform. Should you choose to purchase please visit our Tejas Uniform Store.
YES Prep polo with SPARKS logo will still be available for purchase if student/family choose to wear the polo as one of their daily shirt options.
We highly encourage families to purchase at least one spirit shirt. We will have occasional Spirit Days on Fridays.
T-shirts are acceptable, however all clothing and accessories must be school appropriate: YES Prep prohibits pictures, emblems, or writings on T-shirts that are lewd, offensive, vulgar or obscene or that advertise or depict tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, drugs, or any other substance, show gang affiliation, or depict violence in any way.
NO tank tops, halter tops, tube tops, net or sheer tops, shirts with spaghetti straps, or strapless tops.
NO bare midriffs (half shirts) allowed.
Students may choose between pants, skirts, or shorts of the following:
Khakis- Fingertip length (any color)
Jeans- Fingertip length (any color)
Joggers (any color, must be jean or khaki material-not sweat pant material)
Khaki "uniform dress" or "uniform skirt"
Students may NOT wear leggings, jeggings, athletic or mesh shorts, workout bottoms, or pajama pants.
Pants may NOT have holes.
Shorts and skirts no shorter than mid-thigh.
For our Pre-K and Kindergarten students:
We kindly ask for students not to wear belts and that bottoms have an elastic waistband.
For safety purposes, all shoes must meet the following criteria:
Students will be participating in recess daily and will also partake in PE Class.
For student safety tennis shoes are required.
Any color is permitted
Must have backs (i.e. no slides)
Must have hard rubber soles (i.e. no slippers)
NO open-toed shoes are permitted (i.e. no sandals)
For Pre-K students:
We ask students to wear Velcro shoes or shoes with no laces.
Students may wear any outerwear as long as it is appropriate.
Students may also have the option of purchasing the following from YES Prep to build school-pride and community:
YES Prep sweatshirt
YES Prep cardigan
Campus-issued grade level or spirit sweatshirts etc.
Student may NOT wear hoods that cover their heads/faces on campus, in order to meet safety expectations.
SPARKS Family News: YES Prep Southeast Elementary keeps families informed through SPARKS Family Newsnewsletter, that is sent out biweekly via ClassDojo and email. The family news will be posted in the SPARKS Family News section of our website. You will also receive a friendly reminder of when they are ready to be read through social media .
Social media: Stay up to date with events and activities by following our campus social media pages.