At YES Prep Southside Elementary, students will benefit from aligned, knowledge building, and active instruction, facilitated by passionate teachers, leaders, and support staff in the areas of literacy, math, science, and social studies.  Additionally, we are committed to the entire child through fine arts, physical education, vocal music, and library programming along with daily recess, social and emotional supports, free breakfast and lunch, and after school opportunities. Our 7:25 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. school day has been designed for active learning. This includes whole group, small group, and independent TEKS-based instruction, guided inquiry, hands-on learning, instructional technology, and relationship and community building to meet the needs of all students.

Students who demonstrate a need for increased support through our Response to Intervention (RTI) process may be assigned a weekly check-in with a staff member and additional supports to ensure their success at school.  If students qualify for these additional supports, guardians will be notified. In addition, Southside Elementary will have two interventionists, a Special Education Manager, and additional Special Education staffing to support our special populations of students so that ALL students can show academic, social-emotional and linguistic growth.