Young Men's College Preparatory Academy
Young Men's College Preparatory Academy at E. O. Smith (YMCPA) is a university preparatory secondary school for boys in the Fifth Ward, Houston, Texas. It is a part of the Houston Independent School District.
The school opened in August, 2011 for the 6th and 9th grades, and will gradually become a middle and high school. It will open in the E.O. Smith Education Center campus in the Fifth Ward. The district modeled the school off of the Chicago Urban Prep Academy in Chicago. The school will have admission requirements.
Some Fifth Ward community members expressed disappointment that the previous E.O. Smith students would be displaced by the opening of the new magnet school.
- Young Men's College Preparatory Academy
- Young Men's College Preparatory Academy at Houston ISD
- Delony, Doug. "HISD Board Approves All-Boys College Prep Academy." KRIV. Thursday December 9, 2010.
- "Board Approves Creation of All-Boys College Preparatory Academy." Houston ISD. December 10, 2010. (PDF Press Release)