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 serving grades 6-12 (middle school and high school). 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.
Our young women are exceeding academic expectations and proving that 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.
The Young Women's Leadership Academy celebrated it's first graduating class in 2022. 42 scholars earned over 25 million dollars in merit and need-based scholarships. Our graduates had 3 QuestBridge matches, 2 Gates Scholars, 1 Terry Scholar, 1 Dell Scholar, and 1 Dream Scholar.