2011-2012 Leadership Academy participants go to Houston

In October, the 2011-2012 Leadership Academy participants went to Houston to tour several high-performing charter schools.

The group spent two days observing YES Prep and KIPP facilities. These Leadership Academy participants from Minnesota were given the opportunity to speak directly to school leaders in Houston so that they could gain new ideas to implement in their schools.

As these photos below indicate, all students at the Houston YES Prep and KIPP schools are expected to graduate and go to college. The emphasis on college readiness is exemplified in school uniforms which include college graduation dates on the back of each child’s shirt.