Spring Branch ISD has partnered with KIPP Houston Public Schools and YES Prep Public Schools, two high-performing charter management organizations, to expand middle and high school choices and opportunities for SBISD students. The SKY Partnership was launched in the 2012-13 school year with KIPP Courage at Landrum Middle School and YES Prep Northbrook at Northbrook Middle School.
KIPP Courage currently serves fifth and sixth graders and will grow to include seventh and eighth graders during the next two years. YES Prep Northbrook serves sixth and seventh graders and will grow to include eighth graders next year. Students from both programs will attend YES Prep Northbrook High School.
SBISD students participating in these programs benefit from the KIPP and YES Prep curricula and approach to learning. They also participate in SBISD electives such as band and athletics. Program enrollment is through the lottery process.