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    March 30th- Online Learning at Home begins! 

    Tentative Return Date for students: INDEFINITELY CLOSED

    Free Curb Side Meals: Monday through Friday 11am to 1pm. Please follow 6ft. Social Distance Guidelines!

    WALK-UP Meals
    •    Line up with your family unit together and 6 feet away from other families.
    •    Maintain the 6-foot social distancing requirement as the line moves forward.
    •    When you reach the front of the line, each child will receive a “to go” breakfast and lunch.
    •    Please take your lunches and exit the school grounds. 

    Drive-Up Meals
    •    Stop as you pull up to the meal carts.
    •    Do not unroll your car windows.
    •    Inform us the number of children in your car.
    •    Food service staff will approach your car with meals on a tray/cart.
    •    Roll down your window and take the breakfast/lunch meals.

    See link for additional meal locations across the district: https://www.episd.org/covid19

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    Come Learn About Our STEAM Academy!


    Call the Front Office at 915-236-2830 to schedule a time to see our school in action!


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  • Who are we?  

    Young Women’s STEAM Research & Preparatory Academy 

    The El Paso Independent School District (EPISD) and New Tech Network (NTN) have partnered to implement this innovative program at the Young Women’s Steam Prep Academy. This is the first single-gender Academy in the District and in the New Tech Network! The Young Women's Steam Prep Academy opened it's doors in August 2017. 

    With the support of the New Tech Network, the Young Women's Steam Prep Academy provides a STEAM-focused instructional program where students apply their learning to real-world contexts within the framework of Project/Problem-Based Learning (PBL) experiences! Student will also participate extensively in Service Learning opportunities connecting the curriculum to the world around them. 


    What does STEAM stand for?

    Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics 

    New Tech Network's philosophy is based on four principles:

    Teaching that Engages- Students participate in Project or Problem Based Learning

    Technology that Enables- Every student is provided a laptop and technological tools

    Culture that Empowers- The culture is based on Trust, Respect, & Responsibility

    Outcomes that Matter- Students are evaluated in the following areas:

    Knowledge & Thinking; Oral & Written Communication; Agency; & Collaboration


    Students will graduate with two high school Endorsements 1) STEM and 2) Arts & Humanities

    STEM Choices include: 

    • Computer Science
    • Mathematics
    • Science
    • STEM Combo
    • Career & Technology Education

    Arts & Humanities Choices Includes:

    • Social Studies
    • English
    • Fine Arts
    • LOTE (Languages other than English) same or different language




    The application window will remain open until all seats are filled, after which a waiting list will be implemented.

    Current EPISD Students in Grades 6th through 8th

    Click here to apply ONLINE

    Download a paper application here: Student Application in ENGLISH 

    Student Application in SPANISH


    IN-DISTRICT 9th & 10th Grade ONLINE Application through Parent Portal,

    click on Student Tools: Parent Portal

    (Select Young Women's Academy)


    OUT-of-DISTRICT 9th & 10th Grade Out-of District Application: 

    Click here to Apply ONLINE


    ***NEW: Academy Preview/Open House*** 

    Call for an appointment- Future Dates Coming Soon 915-236-4830


    Come see us in action! Schedule a tour during the school day!

    Contact: youngwomensacademy@episd.org


    We represent every corner of our community.

    Come join our Warrior family!

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  • Centrally Located

    Located with Armendariz Middle School
    2231 Arizona Ave. El Paso TX 79930
    Young Women’s Academy Entrance via Walnut Street
    Parking in the back

    Click map below for location and directions

    Academy Map
  • Transportation

    Transportation provided for students living within the EPISD boundaries. Pick up location will be at students’ home EPISD middle school. 

    *Parents please send an email to youngwomensacademy@episd.org to request transportation for your daughter.

    Revised Bus Schedule 8_16_19



    Transportation Schedule  

  • Contact Us


    To receive updates regarding future open house events and other information, sign up here: https://tinyurl.com/YWAupdates

  • Expectations: 

    If selected to enroll, students are required to:

    • Accept the expectations, challenges, and rigors of the program
    • Maintain "good standing" in the areas of academic performance, discipline, and attendance
    • Participate in collaborative learning environments
    • Engage in service learning projects
    • Formalizing a 6-12 Professional Plan that supports student learning and development