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YES Prep North Central Elementary at a Glance

Tuition-FREE School & No Admission Requirements


Pre-K - 5th
Grades Available for the 2023-2024 school year.

In-zone Transportation Provided

College-Forward Education


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!

YES Prep North Central Elementary opened August 2020 as one of the first two inaugural elementary schools for YES Prep. The school is located near YES Prep North Central Secondary (serving grades 6th - 12th), a nationally recognized school. YES Prep North Central Elementary is open to students entering grades prekindergarten through fifth grade for the 2023-2024 school year. 

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 Public Schools is proving that different outcomes are possible when Houston communities are given access to high-quality educational opportunities. We are a tuition-free, public charter school system that has no admission requirementsAre you ready to say YES? 

Accepting applications for the
2023-2024 school year!

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We encourage parents to apply as soon as the lottery window opens
to have the best chance to attend a YES Prep school.

Our Application Process

2022-2023 Application Window Opens
October 14 − February 13  

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 13 will be automatically waitlisted in the order they are received.

February 16-17

Applicants are selected at random for admission to YES Prep.

February 22

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?

SchoolMint Enroll:

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. 

How To Apply

How to create a login
Submit an application 
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YES Prep North Central Elementary Offers

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Art, PE, STEM lab,  daily recess and access to Legacy Community Health Clinic

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Bilingual and special education program

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Automatic enrollment into a nationally recognized high school, YES Prep North Central Secondary

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.

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We invite you to Experience YES and attend a school tour to meet a YES Prep Principal, engage with students and staff, and learn why YES Prep is the school for your student. 

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Say YES to Success


1900 Strawn Rd.
Houston, Texas 77039

Contact Information:
Phone: (713) 842-5650

Meet our Principal 

Michelle LaFlure
Michelle LaFlure

Michelle has been passionately dedicated to the North Central Houston community for the past 19 years, including serving as the YES Prep North Central Secondary principal from 2014 to 2019. As a first generation college graduate, Michelle is passionate about increasing opportunities for all students and ensuring every student has an excellent education.