HISD held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of renovations and additions at the Young Women’s College Preparatory Academy. The $31 million renovation and addition project incorporates the preservation of historically significant building features, while increasing learning spaces and adding modern science and technology labs. Renovations were completed to first- and second-floor classrooms, administrative offices, and performing arts area, including a dance studio, band hall, and choir room. Also completed were cafeteria and kitchen renovations and enclosure of the school’s outdoor atrium. A new building addition houses the gymnasium, locker and weight rooms, science and robotics labs, and learning commons.