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The Young Women's Leadership Academy is a rigorous, college-preparatory secondary school (grades 6-12) for young women who are ambitious in their educational goals and who are dedicated to learning and growing academically and in their leadership capacity. Young women across Bexar County who fit this description are encouraged to apply for admission into our program.

Though the majority of applicants to the program are rising 6th graders, we encourage young women to apply up until their 9th grade school year.
In order to apply to the Young Women's Leadership Academy, parents must submit an online application via SAISD's SchoolMint system, linked here: SAISD SchoolMint

Aside from submitting an online application, all students applying for admission into the Young Women's Leadership Academy must also submit two teacher recommendations using our campus template, found here. Teachers who complete recommendation forms must have taught the student within the last three years.

The application period for the Young Women's Leadership Academy opens on November 26, 2018, and closes on February 8, 2019. Applications, including teacher recommendations, will not be accepted after February 8, 2019.

Students will be notified of next steps in the application process after February 8, 2019.

For parents who have a daughter hoping to attend YWLA who is a sibling of a current YWLA student, please specify so on the SchoolMint application.

We encourage any and all parents and daughters to attend one of our informational sessions to learn more about the model, application process, and successes of our program. Each of these informational sessions will take place on campus in our auditorium from 6-7 PM. The dates for these sessions are listed below. Please arrive on time.

For any questions about the application process for SAISD Choice Schools, including the Young Women's Leadership Academy or our new K-5 network campus, the Young Women's Leadership Academy: Primary, contact the SAISD Office of Access and Enrollment Services at or call us at (210) 438-6525. You may also send any e-mail inquiries to

We wish all students luck as they begin the exciting application process.


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