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    Young Women’s STEAM Research & Preparatory Academy (Grades 6-12) Focus:

    The El Paso Independent School District (EPISD) and New Tech Network (NTN) have become partners to implement this innovative program at the Young Women’s School. The foundation of NTN is to engage students, expose them to innovation and design IN STEAM-focused instruction, and instill learning that models real-world contexts through Project-Based Learning (PBL), complimenting the focal points of the Young Women’s School:

    STEAM Students will explore integrated courses that connect Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics leveraged through the Arts; AND

    Learning Through Service Students will participate in service learning projects and experiences directly connected to the community.


    Who is Eligible:

    • All young women with acceptable attendance and discipline history, entering 6th or 7th Grade are eligible to apply for the 2017-18 school year.
    • NEW We are currently accepting 7th Grade students, 6th grade students may still apply but there is a waiting list. 
    • All young women who have a willingness and commitment to attend the Young Women’s School beginning in the 2017-18 school year. Please note: The Academy implements Problem/Project Based-Learning, with a strong emphasis on culture to include: Trust, Respect, & Responsibility. Students participte in projects, collaborative work, and use technology extensively to drive their instruction. 
    • All young women who agree to maintain an acceptable level of attendance and comply with District rules and regulations, including the Student Code of Conduct, throughout the entire school year, or risk transfer revocation per District transfer policies. 



  • 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  

  • Selection Process

    I understand that 100 young women will be randomly selected for each sixth and seventh-grade cohort, and that completion of this interest form does not guarantee admission to the Young Women’s School.

    I understand that up to 50% of the 200 seats for 6th and 7th-grade students will be made available to the Armendariz community first, the remaining seats will be made available to students living outside of the Armendariz community and outside of the district boundaries.

    If selected to enroll, I understand that I will be notified during the week of April 24th via the contact information I provided above.

    Contact Us

    Dr. Cynthia Ontiveros

  • Expectations 

    If selected to enroll, I understand that I will accept the expectations, challenges, and rigors of the program which include participating in a collaborative learning environment, engaging in service learning projects, and formalizing a 6-12 Grade plan for my learning and development.

    I understand the selection process and expectations listed above.


    Apply online

    Online Application Proceed to Online Interest Form

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