For the third year in a row, YES Prep was listed among America’s Most Challenging High Schools by The Washington Post. This year, six YES Prep campuses were ranked according to The Washington Post’s Challenge Index, a formula which divides the number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school in the previous calendar year by the number of students who graduate. In other words, the index highlights YES Prep’s rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum.
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This Q&A further explains how The Washington Post ranks schools.
Q: Why are only some of our schools ranked?
A: This is a high school list, so only our fully-grown campuses with alumni in college qualify.
Q: Why aren’t all eight fully-grown YES Prep high schools listed?
A: The Washington Post uses AP and graduation data from the previous academic year to rank high schools. During the 2014-2015 school year, YES Prep West and Brays Oaks only served grades 6-11th. Both campuses will be eligible for the 2017 ranking.