YES Prep starts new school year with new campus

HOUSTON – A new school year begins Monday for more students around the Houston area, including those attending YES Prep Northline.

More than 150 sixth-grade students will attend classes at the brand-new school in north Houston.

The building used to be a hospital and was transformed into a school in less than six months. It will serve students from grades six to 12.

The school director said the students will take part in community service projects.

"They're going to have an ultimate project. It sounds far from now, but we're super excited about when the kids get into high school. They're actually going to work on larger community service projects that they're going to create, design and implement change right in their own community of Northline," Director Brittany McGruder said.

"These kids want to definitely learn not just science but everything, so it’s a true passion. They're eager and they’re excited and they definitely want to be here. They’re not forced to be here," science teacher Don Taylor said.

The school has 28 classrooms now. The rest of the campus is set to be finished by the end of winter break. 

The Northline location is the 17th campus for YES Prep public schools. YES Prep plans to open three more schools by 2020.

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