If you know a girl who is a current fifth-grade student, let her know about the Young Women's Leadership Academy.

The deadline to submit applications to the academy and the early college high schools in the Ysleta Independent School District is today, Friday, January 20. It is free to apply and open to students who live in El Paso County.

Applications are being taken for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. You can submit the application and supplemental materials at the YWLA campus, 7615 Yuma Drive. If you are a parent who needs more information about the Academy, call 915-434- 1300.

Applications for current eighth grade students for the Valle Verde Early College High School, Parkland Early College High School, and Ysleta High School Early College Academy are also being accepted. YISD students can submit applications to their middle school counselor.

For more information, log on to the YISD website.