School Information

RYPSA History

RYPSA stands for Ruby Young Personalized-STEAM Academy and was grown out of the State Action Fund Grant started at DeSoto East Middle School by the A-Team at the time (Travis Anderson, Elizabeth Bostic, Brittany Torres, Montwanette Taylor & later Raisha Allen in 2020-21). Our inaugural principal was Noel Greenwood. The the campus was originally written to be a hybrid for 6-8 on the DeSoto East Campus. Through multiple iterations due to the changes in the district it was eventually turned into 3-8 P-STEAM campus that was housed at the former Ruby Young Elementary Environmental Elementary. The concept of the campus is essentially to make sure that students & staff experience and embrace the following: 

  • All elements of STEAM
  • CTE (including agriculture, job skills etc.)
  •  SEL (Social Emotional Learning)
  •  Personalized Learning (via intervention, stations, technology etc)
  •  Community Connections
  •  Becoming lifelong learners