Young Women's Leadership Academy
The Young Women’s Leadership Academy (YWLA) is a Midland ISD school of choice focusing on college preparatory academics, leadership development through community service, and health and wellness. YWLA opened in the fall of 2019 and served grades 6 and 7 in year one and will eventually expand to a 6th-12th grade campus. We will serve 6, 7, 8 and 9 in 2021-2022.
YWLA is a partnership between Midland ISD and the Dallas-based Young Women’s Preparatory Network. This unique partnership will allow students to engage in a rigorous academic program and participate in field trips with a college-bound emphasis, enrichment classes, and extended-year summer learning projects that enhance the college preparatory curriculum. Science, mathematics, engineering and technology (STEM) receive special emphasis in this program. YWLA offers Pre-Advanced Placement courses to students beginning in sixth grade in English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science and Social Studies. Advanced Placement (AP) classes will eventually make up a primary part of the curriculum at the high school level.
All YWLA students have classroom access to Chromebook computers while teachers integrate state-of-the-art technology tools into their instruction. Engaging elective and physical education courses and special interest clubs will complete the curriculum. YWLA students have the opportunity to experience a challenging college-preparatory curriculum in a truly unique, single-gender learning environment.
The qualifications for students seeking admission to YWLA:
- Desire to attend a four-year college or university
- Minimum semester average of 80 in math and in reading
- Met standard on Reading and Math STAAR
- School attendance that supports success
- Participate in an interview
- Completes an essay