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 […]
April 3, 2020 To our Parents and Staff of the El Paso Leadership Academy, You hear it all the time during flu season: wash your hands to prevent the spread of flu. You may have heard advice encouraging you to do the same to stop the spread of COVID-19, but do you know why this […]
EPLA Families, Though we are apart right now for our health and safety, we at EPLA continue to support each other as a community, and right now we must work together to fight COVID-19. In order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, EPLA will be reaching out to you via email, phone, text message, […]
Based on the recommendation of the City of El Paso Health Department, EPLA will remain closed until April 6. Please continue to monitor our communication channels for further details and any updates.
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 […]
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) […]
The EPLA Robotics Team participated in the West Texas FIRST Lego League Robotics Championship held at the University of Texas at El Paso on Saturday, January 26, 2020. The team placed 3rd in Mechanical Design; a Top 3 finish two years in a row! Congratulations, scholars!
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 […]
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 […]