Category Archives: News

Parent Newsletter 9/9/19

El Paso Leadership Families were CRSHHing it during “Back to School Night” this past week. Congratulations to CRSHH winners Valeria Mondragon (6th), Jessica Vargas (7th), Fernanda Pineda (8th) Week four of the 2019-2020 school year was fantastic!!!  A big “Shout-Out” to our scholars, their families, and the El Paso Leadership Academy staff for an outstanding […]

Parent Newsletter 8/26/19

The El Paso Leadership Academy star continues to shine bright as we move into another week of the 2019-2020 school year.  Week two was the starting point for student engagement in the club of their choice–Monday-Leadership Congreso, Tuesday-Philosophy Club,  Wednesday-Movie Club, Thursday-Athletics Club, and Friday-Robotics. Students may still join if they choose to do so […]

¿Las universidades se preocupan por los grados de la escuela secundaria de su hijo?

Muchos padres comienzan su búsqueda para posicionar a sus hijos para la admisión en universidades de primer nivel tan pronto como en la escuela secundaria, y les piden que sigan ciertos cursos o actividades extracurriculares. La verdad es que los comités de admisión a la universidad no consideran ni ven los grados de la escuela […]

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 […]

EPLA Welcomes New App + Parent and Community Engagement Center

The El Paso Leadership Academy (EPLA) is always finding new ways to ensure streamlined communication with our parents to support their scholars progress. That said, EPLA is pleased to announce a new comprehensive “one-stop-shop” online tool — Schoolrunner. Schoolrunner can be accessed 24/7 via EPLA’s mobile app, allowing parents and scholars to see grades, assignments, […]

Nuevas Subvenciones Apoyan la Expansión al Programa de Robótica EPLA para Toda la Escuela

El Paso Leadership Academy (EPLA, por sus siglas en inglés) recibió una subvención de $10,000 de la Fundación Andeavor en apoyo del programa Robótica: Evolución, Inclusivo y para toda la escuela. EPLA también recibió $ 5,000 del programa STEM Innovation Grant de la Fundación Freeport-McMoRan. Estas subvenciones ayudarán a expandir nuestro programa de robótica y […]

New Grants Support Expansion for School-Wide EPLA Robotics Program

The El Paso Leadership Academy (EPLA) has received a $10,000 grant from the Andeavor Foundation in support of Robotics: Evolving, Inclusive, and School Wide program. EPLA has also received $5,000 from the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation’s STEM Innovation Grant program. These grants will help expand our robotics program, and provide the opportunity for ALL scholars to engage […]

EPLA Now Ranked #1 in the State for Academic Growth; Celebrates 5 Academic Distinctions from TEA!

Established in 2014 by two El Paso natives, Omar Yanar and Andrew Benitez, El Paso Leadership Academy, a tuition-free college preparatory middle school, welcomes its 5th class of 6th graders August 13. This year is extra special as the school is not only celebrating its 5 year anniversary but is also celebrating a number of […]

El Paso Leadership Academy Honors Students in Emotional Ceremony

Photo Credit: Steven Cottingham – EP Herald Post Friday afternoon, the El Paso Leadership Academy held their CRSHH – Collaboration, Responsibility, Smarts, Humble, Hungry – Assembly and I was able to join the 6th and 7th graders during the gathering. Julian Casillas is the operations director of EPLA and gave me the run down of what the […]