New All Girls School Ready for First Day of School - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/15/08

New All Girls School Ready for First Day of School

Lubbock opens a new public school this year, but there are no boys allowed. The School for Young Women Leaders is one of only four all girl public schools in the state of Texas.

The district opened the school after it received a $1 million grant from the Foundation for the Education for Young Women. The grant will provide unique opportunities for the girls who attend the school.   "Every summer our students will be involved in summer opportunities where they can have an enriching curriculum, for instance in science and technology, and engineering, those kinds of fields, and that $1 million will provide those experiences. We have funding to go on field trips and school trips in order to provide a more well rounded education," said Principal Kim Perry.

Coming up Sunday night on NewsChannel 11 after the Olympics, we'll take you on a tour of the new school and show you what teachers and students can expect. 

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