Young Women's Leadership Academy at Arnold
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|Young Women's Leadership Academy|
1204 East Marshall Drive
|School district||Grand Prairie Independent School District|
|Team name||Arnold Tigers|
Young Women's Leadership Academy is an all girls' middle and high school in Grand Prairie, Texas. It is a part of the Grand Prairie Independent School District. The school is part of the Young Women's Preparatory Network and as an average of 1400 students: 1,200 middle school and 200 high school students. As a college preparatory school, it offers two career pathways (which is a great contrast to other GPISD high schools such as Dubiski or South Grand Prairie High School) Fashion and Business as well as STEM.
The Young Women's Leadership Academy, offers two career pathways for high school students allowing them to graduate with a distinction when completed. The first pathway is Fashion and Business, in which students take fashion and business courses that increase in content at each level. The second pathway, STEM, is centered around engineering and technology. Classes include concepts of engineering and design, biotechnology, and advanced biotechnology.
In the core classes, students are give the opportunity to be part of the Pre-AP and AP program. Middle schoolers can take Pre-AP math, science, ELA, and social studies courses while high schoolers can take Pre-AP English I and II then proceed to take AP English Language and Composition and AP English Literature. High school students can take Pre-AP Biology, Chemistry, Geometry, and Algebra I. Because of the involvement in the Texas Dual Credit Program, high schoolers can take Dual Credit Physics, US History, World History, and English. YWLA students can also participate in Grand Prairie ISD's Education & Leadership Preparatory Program in collaboration with the University of Texas at Arlington, under which they would receive teachers aide positions in Grand Prairie and then contracts as full-time GPISD teachers once they completed their degrees and received their certification.
Clubs and organizations
- National Junior Honor Society
- National Honor Society
- Biology Club
- YMCA Youth and Government
- "Grand Prairie-UTA partnership takes aim at teacher shortage". www.dallasnews.com/. Retrieved 24 April 2017.