Yellowstone College Prep inspires, empowers, and invests in students to achieve their highest potential and fulfill their intended purpose.

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“No significant learning can occur without significant relationships.”

– Dr. James Comer


Yellowstone College Prep is a new community school dedicated to building community leaders. The first of its kind in Texas, this unique charter school model was approved by the Texas Education Agency in 2017. Our teachers and administrators are active members in our neighborhoods and are focused on the intellectual and emotional growth of your student.

We believe all students are born with purpose and destined for success. At Yellowstone College Prep we create a safe learning environment with high academic standards.

Growing to serve

Yellowstone College Prep shares a single campus with Yellowstone Academy in the heart of Houston’s historic Third Ward where we inspire, empower and invest in students to achieve their highest potential and fulfill their intended purpose.

We are dedicated to building leaders from 5th to 10th grade in the 2021-22 school year. Yellowstone College Prep is growing to serve 11th-12th grade students by adding a grade level each year .

Proven Best Practices

At Yellowstone College Prep, we build upon the proven best practices of effective community schools by connecting educators, families and community stakeholders for collective impact. Our program includes the following distinctions: 

  • A rigorous, college-prep curriculum enhanced by community classroom experiences for integrated hands-on learning and discovery. 
  • A robust volunteer model that brings together volunteers from the local community and across Houston to provide resources and opportunities that would otherwise not exist for our students. 
  • A high-impact parental engagement approach that positively contributes to student learning. 
  • A comprehensive set of student support services and extracurricular activities to ensure students are successful both in and out of the classroom.

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Board of Directors

Lionel Jellins, Board Chair

Retired, ExxonMobil Corporation

Janice Character

Realtor, Keller Williams Realty

David Lumpkins

Co-founder, PetroLogistics LP

Tori Moore-Cofield

Executive Director, Hope for Families

John Peavy

Vice President, Radiant 7

Valerie Williams

Retired, Ernst & Young

Required Postings

Wellness Policy

All stakeholders are able to participate in the development, review, update, and implementation of the Local School Wellness Policy. Please contact Damon Gunn, Director of Campus Services, for more details.

Phone: (713) 741-8000 ext. 1104


Information Regarding Bacterial Meningitis

In the 86th Legislature, HB 3884 required the Texas Department of State Health Services to create procedures for school districts to provide information relating to bacterial meningitis to students and parents. Click here to view the information »

Guidelines for the Care of Students with Food Allergies At-Risk for Anaphylaxis

Please review our Family and Student Handbook for information about food services and how to submit a dietary needs form.

Each school year, we are required to post on our website a summary of TEA’s “Guidelines for the Care of Students with Food Allergies At-Risk for Anaphylaxis” (the “Guidelines”), as developed by the Commissioner of State Health Services.

The guidelines document includes information about how to:

  • Discuss federal and state legislation
  • Define and discuss a food allergy and anaphylaxis
  • Discuss the signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction
  • Discuss how to treat food allergies and anaphylaxis, and how to manage food allergies in the school setting
  • Identify students with food allergies at risk for anaphylaxis
  • Develop, implement, communicate, and monitor emergency care plans, 504 plans, or individualized health care plans
  • Reduce exposure risk through environmental controls
  • Provide training for school staff on food allergies, anaphylaxis, and emergency response
  • Review policy and procedures after an anaphylactic reaction

The Guidelines for the Care of Students with Food Allergies document is intended to serve as a reference and illustrative guide for local school boards or charter school leadership. It can be used to help create and implement school district policies and administrative regulations. This document should not serve as treatment guidelines for healthcare practitioners. Any portion of this document may be reproduced for educational purposes or policy development.

The document and other information can also be found by visiting

Website Accessibility

Yellowstone College Prep is committed to providing a web presence that is accessible to all individuals, regardless of ability or technology.

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