Young Women's Leadership Academy

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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

    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


  • Yearbooks

    Yearbooks have arrived, and we have a limited number of extra available. We will be selling them for $40 cash only on a first-come, first-serve basis beginning Tuesday, May 30, 2017 from 8:00-8:25 AM in the YWLA library. You must be present to purchase the yearbook. Unfortunately, we are not able to reserve or hold yearbooks. All purchase yearbooks will be distributed on Thursday, June 1, 2017 through Leadership classes. 

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  • First annual YWLA Mother Daughter Tea Time!

    Monday, June 5, 2017 from 2:00-4:00 pm in the YWLA Cafeteria

    Tickets are available to purchase during lunch hours only! Only students can purchase tickets in the cafeteria during their lunch. Last day to purchase tickets is Wednesday May 24!

    Tickets: $15 (cash only please) per Mother/Daughter.

    Click here for more information!


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  • Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

    YWLA is participating in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge! Each student must login and track number of minutes they have read. Together, we can be #1 in The District, #1 in El Paso, and maybe even #1 in the nation! Please see Ms. Padilla in the library if you need help logging in. 

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  • 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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  • Principal's Message:

    Be sure and visit our Facebook page by clicking on the FB icon at the bottom of this page. 

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