• YWLA About School

    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.

Our Vision

  • 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.

Leadership Focus

  • During the advisory period, students will participate in leadership topics such as:

    • Building Character- Successful Women of Tomorrow
    • Giving Presentations- Being Confident in What You Know
    • Social Media 101
    • Sportsmanship
    • Teamwork and Competition
    • Study Skills and Time Management
    • Setting Goals
    • Peer Language vs. Professional Language
    • Community Service- Giving Back
    • College Readiness
    …and many more topics to help our students become productive, confident, and successful young women.

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.