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R. E. McKee Former Headquarters Celebrates 100 Years

On May 15, 2020, we celebrate the centennial of our home at 1918 Texas Avenue! Over the last 100 years, the building has served as headquarters and administrative offices for several businesses before becoming the El Paso Leadership Academy. When the building was completed on May 15th 1920, it was world headquarters for the Robert […]

El Paso Leadership Academy (EPLA): Regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Friday, March 13, 2020 TIME: 8:00 PM Dear EPLA Families & Colectivo: I want to first assure our families that we understand there is some uncertainty and worry about COVID-19, referred to as the Coronavirus. While there are no reported cases of COVID-19 in El Paso County, we are taking the necessary precautions to ensure […]

EPLA Scholars First to Participate in City of El Paso Neighborhood Leadership Academy

The NLA, Neighborhood Leadership Academy is a 20-week course that gives participants an intimate look into city government.  Participants receive first-hand information about City services and programs through comprehensive presentations from City department leaders, and on-site field trips to various public facilities. Mr. Monteros is a two-time participant and sponsors two scholars, Juan Baez (8) […]

EPLA Represents El Paso at Texas Student Council Leadership Conference

SAN MARCOS, TX, November 2019: For the first time El Paso Leadership Academy scholars attended the annual Texas Association of Student Councils Middle-Level Conference in San Marcos, TX the weekend of November 15-16, 2019.  A delegation of twelve scholars and three staff advisors, including Mr. Casillas, Ms. Alonso, and Ms. Holguin, attended the two-day leadership […]

Do Colleges Care About Your Child’s Middle School Grades?

Many parents begin their quest to position their children for admission to top-tier colleges as early as middle school, directing them to pursue certain courses or extracurricular activities. The truth is that college admissions committees don’t consider or even see a prospective student’s middle school grades. However, there is some merit to these parents’ emphasis […]