The Young Women's Leadership Academy at Arnold serves sixth through twelfth-grade students in an all-girl setting. We are a School of Choice offered by the Grand Prairie ISD with a focus on developing future female leaders who are college ready and college bound.The YWLA features an advisory period devoted to leadership topics, leadership opportunities, a Pre-AP/college readiness focus, advanced technology, extracurricular clubs and events, and a campus dress code.
The Young Women's Leadership Academy will offer 6th-12th grade girls a dynamic learning experience that encourages critical thinking, inspires confidence and nurtures the intellectual and social development necessary for success in college, career, and life. Rigorous coursework, field-based exploration and personalized counseling help students transition from middle school to high school and to higher education and beyond.
During the advisory period, students will participate in leadership topics such as:
…and many more topics to help our students become productive, confident, and successful young women.
- Building Character- Successful Women of Tomorrow
- Giving Presentations- Being Confident in What You Know
- Social Media 101
- Teamwork and Competition
- Study Skills and Time Management
- Setting Goals
- Peer Language vs. Professional Language
- Community Service- Giving Back
- College Readiness
Our Partnership with Young Women's Preparatory Network
The Young Women’s Leadership Academy at Arnold is part of the Young Women's Preparatory Network, a nonprofit organization that partners with public school districts to operate the largest network of all-girls’, public, college-preparatory schools in the nation. All YWPN schools feature a STEM-focused curriculum, and a majority of students are economically disadvantaged. The core values are college readiness, leadership and wellness life skills.