Mickey Leland College Preparatory Academy for Young Men

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Crawford Elementary School, which now is the site of the YMCPA
Former Young Men's College Preparatory Academy campus at E.O. Smith

Mickey Leland College Preparatory Academy for Young Men, originally Young Men's College Preparatory Academy at E. O. Smith (YMCPA), is a university preparatory secondary school for boys in the Fifth Ward, Houston, Texas. It is a part of the Houston Independent School District. It is named after Mickey Leland.

The school opened in August, 2011 for the 6th and 9th grades, and will gradually become a middle and high school. It first opened in the E.O. Smith Education Center campus in the Fifth Ward. The district modeled the school off of the Chicago Urban Prep Academy in Chicago. The school has admission requirements.[1] It is now located in the former Crawford Elementary School.[2][3][4]

Some Fifth Ward community members expressed disappointment that the previous E.O. Smith students would be displaced by the opening of the new magnet school.[1]

The HISD board approved the renaming of the school to Leland College Preparatory Academy in 2014.[5]

HISD plans to build the permanent Leland school on the site of the former Carter Career Center, which once served as Wheatley High School and E.O. Smith. The new building will look similar to the original one.[6]

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  1. ^ a b Mellon, Ericka. "HISD board OKs creation of a school just for boys." Houston Chronicle. December 10, 2010. Retrieved on May 23, 2011.
  2. ^ "School Information." Mickey Leland College Preparatory Academy for Young Men. Retrieved on January 23, 2015. "1510 Jensen Dr Houston, TX 77020 HISD Rt 2."
  3. ^ "Home." Crawford Elementary School. December 13, 2005. Retrieved on January 23, 2015. "1510 Jensen, Houston, Texas 77020"
  4. ^ Mellon, Ericka. "Judge puts demolition of old Wheatley building on hold pending trial." Houston Chronicle. 24 de agosto de 2014. Consultado el 23 de enero de 2015. "The all-boys school is now housed in the old Crawford Elementary on Jensen Street."
  5. ^ HISD board approves school renaming." Houston Defender. September 15, 2014. Retrieved on December 7, 2015.
  6. ^ "HISD approves settlement on Wheatley/E.O. Smith." Houston Defender. September 19, 2014. Retrieved on December 7, 2015.

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