• 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.


    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.


    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


    *Students can also participate in specialty programs available at Center for Career & Technical Eductaion (CCTE)! CCTE is located directly behind Young Women's Academy. Students can take their core courses with YWA and complete their program courses (half-days) at CCTE when they reach grades 11 & 12! Click here to see what programs are offered at CCTE. 



    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



    9th Grade ONLINE Application through Parent Portal,

    click on Student Tools: Parent Portal

    (Select Young Women's Acadey)


    9th Grade Out-of District Application: 

    Click here to Apply ONLINE


    OPEN HOUSE SCHEDULE- for New Students

    Future Dates coming! 



    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!

    YWA Distribution Map_GIS



  • 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.

    2018-2019 YWA Bus Schedule



    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