Back to School

Message from the Principal
Justin West

Welcome from YES Prep Hoffman, Home of the Hornets! Through our core values of HIVE (hard work, integrity, valor and empathy), we believe greatly that every student can achieve! We look forward to working with you, your student and your family over the next three years as we get him/her truly prepared to leave our campus high-school ready, and ultimately graduate from college prepared to lead. We are thankful for you entrusting us to educate your student, and we seek to work with you and your student to help him/her achieve great success.  

From the Hive, welcome!  

Justin West, Principal  

The first day of back to school is Thursday, August 15, 2019.

All student must be in full uniforms. 

Students must arrive by 7:20 to have enough time to eat breakfast.

First class will start at 7:45 a.m. School hours are 7:20 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 



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

Student Transfers: YES Prep allows current YES Prep students to transfer to a different YES Prep campus as long as approval is granted and space is available at the campus of preference. There are three types of Student Transfers: Sibling Transfers, Address Change Transfers, and Family Support Transfers.  

*For specifics regarding transfers to Partnership Schools (YES Prep Hoffman, YES Prep Eisenhower, YES Prep Northbrook Middle, and YES Prep Northbrook High School) please refer to the guidelines under the Partnership Transfer Requests section in the Student Handbook.  

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YES Prep Hoffman keeps parents informed through a weekly Family Notes newsletter that is sent out every Friday with your child. 

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Legal guardians must update their child’s immunizations. When enrolling your child in school, be sure to bring a signed record of your child’s current immunizations, signed to enroll provisionally if the required immunization process has begun. Your child can remain in school after 30 days in they have provided YES Prep with a record indicating you are:  

1) in the process of receiving immunizations OR  

2) bringing an affidavit indicating your child cannot receive vaccines or is choosing not to receive the recommended vaccines.  

If you cannot provide YES Prep with the immunization records or one of the two above documents. YES Prep may require the student to stay home until the immunizations are complete. 

Some organizations offer free immunizations to eligible children through their regular healthcare providers such as Texas Vaccinations for Children. Others, like a few branches of the Houston Public Library, offer free immunizations during specific hours on certain days of the month. For more information about required immunizations see the Immunization Fact Sheet or call Health Services at (713) 349-7423.