Points of Pride
The Ysleta Young Women’s Leadership Academy is a member of the Young Women’s Preparatory Network (YWPN), a nonprofit organization that partners with public school districts to operate the largest network of all-girls’, public, college-preparatory schools in the nation. All YWPN schools feature a STEM-focused curriculum. The core values are college readiness, leadership and wellness life skills. More information about YWPN can be found at http://youngwomensprep.org/.
The Ysleta Young Women's Leadership Academy is the only FREE, all girl, college preparatory public school in West Texas. YWLA opened in the 2016-2017 school year with 125 6th grade girls and 98 7th grade girls adding a new 6th-grade cohort every year after. When at capacity, we will have grades 6-12 (middle school and high school).
Our young women are exceeding academic expectations and proving all students, regardless of their background or socio-economic status, can excel if given the right opportunity. Our school has a foundation of STEAM curriculum with a focus on our core values: Responsible Leadership, College and Career Readiness, and Wellness Life Skills.
"If you want to follow your dreams, come to YWLA."
We are YWLA.
TEDx Talks video from the YWPN CEO, Lynn McBee
Good Teachers Teach, Great Teachers Transform!
Join us in celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week, May 1-5. Here are some ideas to show your teacher how much you appreciate them!
Monday: Bring a flower.
Tuesday: Donate a school supply for your classroom.
Wednesday: Write a thank you note.
Thursday: Indulge your teacher with their favorite snack.
Friday: Bring your teacher their favorite fruit.
*Please note that participation is optional.
Online Registration for Newly Admitted YWLA Students
Back in April of 2017 a new wave of young ladies were accepted to the Young Women's Leadership Academy. The next step for these selective students in the process is to have families enter their demographic information in the online registration portal listed here.
Online Registration will be down for maintenance until Sunday, April 23 at 5:00 PM
Save the Date!
2017-2018 Mandatory Summer Camp will be held Monday, July 31 through Friday, August 4, 2017 from 9 am to 3 pm.
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