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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

  • Young Women’s College Preparatory will be participating in Almeda Corridor Lemonade Day

    We will have 6 lemonade stands, one for each grade level, 6th – 11th, (our seniors are done fundraising) and hope that you will join us. If you or your daughter is interested in making this project a success, please register at

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  • Young Women’s Preparatory Network

    The Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy is part of the Young Women’s Preparatory Network, a non-profit organization that partners with public school districts to create and support all-girl schools.The schools have a foundation of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) curriculum with a focus on the pillars of leadership, college readiness, and health and wellness.

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    The purpose of the R.O.S.E. Camp is to create a welcoming environment that encourages and reinforces sisterhood, leadership, and academic excellence for all students while generating enthusiasm and excitement for YWCPA campus activities and traditions. In addition, students will be provided a framework for middle school and high school success through the communication of expectations, norms, and standards for the rigor and high expectations of a campus-wide advanced placement curriculum.

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  • ‘Roses and Knights’ take first place in robotics tournament

    Students from Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy and Mickey Leland College Preparatory Academy won the National Society of Black Engineers’ inaugural National VEX Robotics Championship this past weekend in Anaheim, California.

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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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  • 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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YWCPA Athletic Banquet
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Support High-Quality Education for Middle and High School Girls 

Help us raise $250,000 for supportive programming at Young Women's College Preparatory Academy.
To find out more and to purchase T-shirt please visit YWCPA Booster