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Young Women's Leadership Academy
Latest Bond 2020 Updates

The Young Women's Leadership Academy Project Advisory Team, or PAT, comprised of members of the school community, met on May 27, 2021 for an introduction to the Bond 2020 project. Representatives from the architecture firm, Kirksey, were on hand to get to know the PAT members and to kick off the conversation around what the project will look like when it is complete. The project will focus on replacing the campus while maintaining the historic attributes of the school. Like some other Bond 2020 projects, that involves a combination of modernizing the spaces and integrating historic preservation components.

The work through Bond 2020 will meet the District's new Educational Specifications guidelines. More will be discussed as the project gets underway. 

Scope of 2020 Bond Project
Young Women's Leadership Academy

Safety & Security 

  • New interior and exterior security cameras 
  • New secured vestibule


  • Infrastructure and wireless/wired components for high-speed connectivity for learning classroom, science lab and other areas of the campus  
  • Classroom audio systems, interactive smart boards, support tools and student devices  

Replace and Renovations 

  • Overhaul historic original buildings 
  • Overhaul or replacement of all classrooms and science labs 
  • Overhaul or replacement of special education classrooms 
  • Overhaul or replacement of gyms, locker rooms and physical education support spaces 
  • Overhaul or replacement of student dining and kitchen 
  • Overhaul or replacement of auditorium 
  • Overhaul or replacement of main office and main entrance to include secured vestibule  
  • Replace old exterior windows with new energy efficient windows in spaces receiving renovations 
  • Complete overhaul and update to mechanical systems to the latest energy efficiency and Indoor Air Quality standards 
  • New sports fields 
  • New or replacement outdoor learning opportunities 
  • Re-paving and re-surfacing parking lots and driveways  

Project Design Team


Kirksey Architects, Inc.


Rogers-O’Brien Construction

Program Manager:

SAISD Construction & Development Services

Project Managers:


Project Budget

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