Important information for SBISD KIPP Courage & Yes Prep Families:
Deadline to complete the 2024-25 Transfer Form is Feb. 2, 2024.

Looking ahead to the 2024-25 school year and beyond, SBISD aims to make the transition as smooth and seamless as possible for our students and their families who have been part of the SKY partnership programming at our three SBISD campuses.

Your students remain SBISD students and have received core content programming through the KIPP and YES model, while also participating in SBISD's campus elective courses and extracurricular activities. 


ALL FAMILIES NEED TO:

Complete a 2024-25 Transfer Form for KIPP Courage & YES Prep Students.*

This form will tell SBISD if you will remain at your current campus, return to your zoned school campus, or have other plans.
Complete and submit this form using FAMILY ACCESS/SKYWARD. Paper copies are available at your campus main office.


*Maintaining this status beyond 2024-25 requires adherence to SBISD standard Transfer Policy Guidelines.
 

What are my student's options?

We are here to support your child and your family as you make the best decision.

Our schools boast top-notch teachers who offer an exceptional learning experience that prepares your child to become a T-2-4 Ready Graduate. In addition to rigorous academics, our schools provide engaging extracurricular activities, robust college preparation resources, dual credit and dual enrollment options, Career and Technical Education (CTE) programming and much more.

Current 5th, 6th & 7th graders

Whether or not Landrum (LMS) or Northbrook Middle (NMS) is your zoned middle school, we welcome you to remain at LMS or NMS next year under our transfer option. You may also choose to:

Current 8th graders

Current 9th, 10th & 11th graders

Whether or not Northbrook High School is your zoned high school, we welcome you to remain at NHS next year under our transfer option. Visit the Northbrook High School website to learn about The Northbrook Advantage.

You may also choose to:

The Process/Important Dates

What should I do next?

  • Save the date and attend your campus family meeting. (listed below)
  • SBISD staff will reach out directly to work with your students on class selection for next school year.
  • Interested in Choice Programs in SBISD? Attend the Dual Language Program Choice Fair on Jan. 9, 2024, OR a campus information night in January 2024. Details can be found on the SBISD Choice website.

If your child is interested in applying for Cornerstone Academy or Westchester Academy for International Studies through SBISD’s Choice lottery:

Visit the Choice Programs website to see a complete list of campus events.

FAQs & Resources

Additional information for families

On December 11, 2023, the SBISD Board of Trustees adopted a resolution calling for the dissolution of the SKY Partnership beginning with the 2024-25 school year as part of the district’s actions to close a $35 million budget shortfall.

The SKY Partnership, a three-way collaboration between Spring Branch ISD, KIPP Houston Public Schools (KIPP), and YES Prep Public Schools (YES), launched in 2012 as an expanded choice option for SBISD families. Via the district’s Choice lottery, SBISD families could apply for their middle school students to be served at KIPP Courage at Landrum Middle School (grades 5-8), or YES Prep at Northbrook Middle School (grades 6-8). YES provides the high school program at Northbrook High School. 

Read a statement from SBISD & YES Prep here