Project Description

Young Women’s Leadership Academy

Grades served for 2022-23: 6th-12th

Selection grade: 6th

Waitlist grades: 7th-9th

Principal: Delia McLerran

Phone: (210) 438-6525

Address: 2123 W. Huisache Ave., 78201

School Website

At the Young Women’s Leadership Academy, students engage in a rigorous, college preparatory curriculum with the understanding that 100 percent of students will graduate prepared to enroll in and graduate from college and be active leaders in their community. Academic offerings, including Pre-AP and AP courses, boost students’ overall competitiveness and challenge them to engage in deeper learning experiences in and out of the classroom. Academic and personal growth are targeted equally, with leadership development, service learning, and healthy decision-making woven into students’ education. YWLA is committed to educating the whole child and in turn, developing the future leaders who will shape the world for the better.

Applicants participate in a holistic, rubric-based selection process to determine admission. As part of the application process, applicants must provide a copy of the most recent report card, a copy of the previous year’s report card, and a copy of recent reading/math STAAR or norm-referenced test results. Applicants must also provide the names and email addresses for two teachers for recommendations.

  • 2015 National Blue Ribbon School with a 100% graduation rate
  • San Antonio’s first all-girls public school in collaboration with the Young Women’s Preparatory Network
  • Focus on math, science and technology, college preparation, and leadership

Advanced Placement (AP), AVID, Dual Credit, Gifted & Talented, Pre-AP, STEAM, Engineering, Robotics, Computer Science, Covey’s Habits, Leadership • IT−Computer Science and Programming • Art, Choir, Dance, Theatre • Special Education: PBIS

Audubon Society, Young Women’s Preparatory Network, The Magik Theatre, and Girls Inc. We also partner with local colleges and universities.

Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Volleyball • Science Club, Venturing Club, Spanish Club, Chicano Literature Club, Drama Club, Girls’ Giving Club, Gardening Club, ASL Club, Kindness Club, National Dance Honor Society, Photography Club, Technology Club, Tri-M National Music Honor Society, Middle School Robotics, High School Robotics, Yearbook Club, National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Math Counts, Student Council, Journalism Club, Debate Club, Students Demand Action, National Junior Art Society, Science National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta, High School Drama Club, Girls Up, Young Poets Society, BIRDIE Pride, Transportation You, Medical Club, Gamma Sigma Girls, Academic Decathlon, National Art Honor Society, Women in Conservation, Fusion Club

San Antonio ISD is hosting virtual and in-person Parent Information Sessions every month! These are interactive, family conversations that help you understand what Choice Schools & Magnet Programs are and how to gain admission. We share important dates and deadlines, tips on how to apply, and resources to learn more. See dates, times, and locations of all District Info Sessions here.

  • Virtual Sessions: Join by tuning in to our live broadcast on the SAISD Choice Schools & Programs Facebook page. Parents will be able to post questions directly in the comments during the presentations, and we’ll answer in real time! Questions may also be sent ahead of time by direct message through the Facebook page, or by email to
  • In-Person Sessions: No sign-up is needed. These sessions take place at our neighborhood high schools, so parking is free. To make sure seating can remain socially distanced, we advise just 1 parent and 1 child per family attend each event. *Masks are required due to COVID-19 safety guidelines. 


Young Women’s Leadership Academy is hosting the following in-person and virtual Parent/Student Information Events. If you have questions, please contact the school or email the Admissions Coordinator, Mrs. Garza, at

  • In-person sessions will be held at the YWLA campus, located at 2123 W Huisache Ave, San Antonio, TX 78201. After you sign up, additional details will be sent to you closer to the event date.
  • Virtual sessions will be held via Zoom. After you sign up, the Zoom link will be emailed to you the week of the event. 

Use this RSVP link to sign up for any event date below.

Date Time Details
Mon Oct 4 6:00 – 7:00 PM Virtual event: RSVP here
Tue Oct 19 6:00 – 7:00 PM Virtual event: RSVP here
Tue Nov 2 6:00 – 7:00 PM Virtual event: RSVP here
*Information will be presented in Spanish at this event.
Tue Nov 16 6:00 – 7:00 PM In-person event: RSVP here
Tue Nov 30 6:00 – 7:00 PM Virtual event: RSVP here
Tue Dec 7 6:00 – 7:00 PM In-person event RSVP here
*Information will be presented in Spanish at this event.
Tue Jan 11 6:00 – 7:00 PM Virtual event: RSVP here