• Young Women’s STEAM Research & Preparatory Academy's Focus: 

    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, to the first 6th and 7th grade cohorts of students.  


    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; and Collaboration.



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    Click here for the Student Application in SPANISH


    We represent every corner or our community!

    Come join our team!

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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.

    Transportation Schedule  

  • Contact Us


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  • 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