Project Description

Young Women’s Leadership Academy

Grades served for 2021-22: 6th-12th

Accepting applications for grades: 6th-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

District Info Sessions:

San Antonio ISD is hosting the following virtual Live Q&A sessions on the SAISD Choice Schools & Programs Facebook page. Questions may be sent ahead of time by direct message through the Facebook page or by email to choice@saisd.net. Participants will be able to post questions directly to the live chat during the Q&A session. Families are invited to view the informational video posted each morning prior to the session. For more information, visit the SAISD Choice Schools & Programs Events page on Facebook here.

  • Tuesday, October 20, 2020  |  5 PM
  • Wednesday, November 4, 2020  |  5 PM
  • Wednesday, December 16, 2020  |  5 PM
  • Thursday, January 21, 2021  |  5 PM
  • Tuesday, February 16, 2021  |  5 PM
  • Saturday, March 27, 2021  |  10 AM
  • Tuesday, May 4, 2021  |  10 AM

School Info Sessions: 

The Young Women’s Leadership Academy is hosting the following virtual Parent Information Sessions about the school. Register to attend a session using this form. The Zoom link will be sent via email upon registration.

  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020  |  6-7 PM
  • Thursday, November 5, 2020  |  6-7 PM
  • Thursday, November 19, 2020  |  6-7 PM     *Spanish interpretation available at this session.
  • Tuesday, December 1, 2020  |  6-7 PM
  • Tuesday, December 15, 2020  |  6-7 PM
  • Wednesday, January 13, 2021  |  6-7 PM     *Spanish interpretation available at this session.
  • Wednesday, January 27, 2021  |  6-7 PM