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Young Women Today, Leaders Tomorrow

Welcome to the Young Women's College Preparatory Academy, where we are preparing young women today to be leaders of tomorrow. As principal, my goal is to ensure that each student is provided with a holistic educational experience that will equip her with the tools for becoming successful. Our students will develop academically, think critically, lead purposefully, and make healthy and responsible decisions. Rigorous academic training from our highly trained faculty, combined with effective mentorship and guidance from our school staff, will not only keep every student on the path to excellence, but also foster a learning environment where each young lady will expect the best from herself and classmates.

I am excited about my role in the Houston Independent School District's historic initiative to grow young female leaders and invite you to join us in our mission. We are embarking on a promising journey and would like to bring you along.

Delesa O'Dell Thomas, Principal

  • Hour of Code

    Wednesday, December 10, 2014, students of YWCPA participated in Hour of Code during first period. Ms. Moore's entire Concepts of Engineering class received certificates for completing tutorials using To view pictures and videos please click the above link.

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  • YWCPA Choir - Winter Concert

    You are cordially invited to YWCPA's Winter Concert this Monday, December 8, 2014 6:00 p.m. in school auditorium. To view flyer please click above link.

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  • The Girls' School Advantage

    NCGS is proud to present "The Girls' School Advantage: By the Numbers," which highlights the benefits of all-girls schools by providing quantitative and qualitative research from third-party experts. To view video click the above link.

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  • Final Exams (December 15th - December 19th)

    The week of December 15, 2014 is Mid-terms/Final Exams Week. Monday is a review day. Students will attend all 8 classes and be dismissed at 3:15. Tuesday - Friday are exam days with early dismissal at 12:45 p.m. Please click the above link to view information concerning exam week and the exam schedule.

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  • District’s Petroleum Academies show off their talents at the Shell STEM Showdown

    Students from Milby HS, Westside HS, Energy Institute HS and the Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy competed at the Viva Technology™ Shell STEM Showdown hosted by the University of Houston.

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  • Shell Showdown - Viva Technology

    The IPAA/PESA Petroleum Academy, together with Shell Oil Company and Viva Technology's Great Minds in STEM, hosted an all-day competition designed to entice high school students to studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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  • Dual Credit

    We are currently offering dual-credit courses to our seniors via partnerships with 2 institutions in the Houston area… University of Houston Main and University of Houston Downtown.

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  • Cybersafety

    Do you need more tips on how to help HISD keep our students safe on the internet? Please click the above link to view tips.

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  • SAT Preparation

    The Princeton Review host a SAT test preparation that you do not want to miss! Click the above link for dates and times.

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  • Comcast's Internet Essentials for Low-Income Families

    Internet Essentials brings affordable home Internet to students and their families. Click the above link for more information.

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    Are you interested in joining one of YWCPA's STEM clubs? You can sign-up by clicking on the above link. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Ms. Zeno ( information about STEM Clubs:

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  • Parent Laptop Orientation

    For those parents who missed the mandatory Parent Orientation for all 6th grade parents and parents of students new to YWCPA, you can receive credit by watching the video included in this link and view the parent orientation presentation.

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  • 2014 - 2015 Transportation - Track Bus Routes

    Parents, soon you will be able to track your child's school bus along its daily route thank to a new website HISD transportation will be unveiling soon. You will be able to track morning pick-up and drop. Click the above link to read more.

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  • Congratulations, Ms. Shields 
     Ms. Shields received a surprise visit from KHOU after being nominated by Aariana Vasquez for the Red Apple Award.  
    Click Shields Rock!! to view segment from Great Day Houston
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 School Science Fair
Middle School
2 P.M. - 4 P.M.
High School
2 P.M. - 4 P.M. 

  • 12th Grade Students' College Acceptance Letters continue to roll in...
    Deronisha Arceneaux - University of Texas at Dallas 
    Kiara Banks - Houston Baptist University
    Kitarah Harvey - Lamar University 
    Arbay Muya - Texas A & M University
    Lenaia Robinson - Texas Southern University
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Congratulations YWCPA 
for winning 1st and 2nd place
in the geodesic dome & elevator challenges
  Read more about YWCPA's big win HERE.


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