Enroll Your Child at EPLA

 

Thank you for your interest in learning more about EPLA! Your child’s education is our highest priority and we want to ensure prospective families understand our mission and excited to enroll their child at EPLA. Below you can learn more about our school, next steps for enrollment, and the resources you’ll need to make your transition as easy as possible.

We’re excited to welcome you to our familia!

If you have any questions please give us a call anytime Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

(915) 298-3900

Why Parents Choose EPLA

EPLA attracts a variety of families looking for something different for their child. Although most enroll their child at EPLA because of its small size and familial atmosphere, below are a number of reasons parents have told us EPLA is a right fit for them.

  • Small class sizes, safe and bully-free environment
  • Annual college field trips for every grade level
  • Average 2+ years of reading and math growth in one year
  • Support for all scholars including special education and new English learners
  • FREE breakfast and lunch for all scholars
  • Student Clubs: Robotics, sports, chess, and more!
  • ALL scholars take classes that teach them real-world leadership skills
Frequently Asked Questions

 

How much does it cost to attend?

EPLA is a public school–there are no fees or tuition. 

Which grade levels are at the school? Do you accept transfer students?

EPLA is a middle school, grades 6th to 8th, with future plans for a high school. The best time to enroll your student is as entering 6th grader but we accept transfer students for all grades based on availability. We encourage families to apply by April for fall enrollment.

Is the school accredited?

Yes– we are governed by the Texas Education Agency and have full accreditation.  We are a public charter school and have an open-enrollment policy; meaning any student, regardless of academic progress, can attend our school. 

Do you have to live by the school to attend?

No, any resident of El Paso County is eligible to attend EPLA.

Why do parents choose EPLA?

Often, parents choose EPLA because of the benefits of a smaller campus. These benefits include more in-classroom attention, easy access to administration, elevated monitoring of behavior, and an overall “familial” atmosphere. On top of that, because of our stellar teachers and intervention programs, we have seen an average growth between two to four years in just one year in math and reading levels. It means a lot to families knowing if their child is struggling, we have results-driven programs to ensure their child is prepared entering high school.

When does the school day begin and end?

Classes begin everyday at 8 a.m. and all scholars are dismissed at 3:30 p.m. The campus is open by 7:30 a.m. and breakfast is served at that time. After School activities, including clubs and tutoring, ends at 4:15 p.m. The front office is open until 5 p.m.

How many students are enrolled? What’s the average class size?

In 2017-2018, enrollment at EPLA was 200 students. Our school has the capacity to house 250+ students. In 2017-2018, our average class sizes were 17. We are committed to keeping class sizes small so our faculty can properly support every scholar.

I have a student who requires special accomodations, can they attend?  

EPLA has a special education department to meet the needs of your child. Questions can be directed to Mr. Morales at amorales@epleadershipacademy.org or by calling 915-298-3900 ex. 19.

Why is being college ready important in middle school?

We know that healthy academic and social habits are built in middle school. Often, we see scholars who are years behind their grade level and it’s our priority to ensure they are ready for high school and beyond. On top of their academics, our character and leadership development curriculum instills the confidence, discipline, and determination they need to meet their personal goals.

Do you offer extra-curricular activities?

EPLA offers a variety of scholar-driven clubs. Our scholars develop, organize, and lead our clubs that have ranged from chess, basketball, robotics, etc.– some of which participate in city-wide competitions.

Do students have the opportunity for field trips?

Absolutely! All grade levels participate in field trips. From visiting local museums to college campuses. Our 8th grade classes have visited universities in Arizona and New Mexico including the University of Arizona, St. John’s College in Sante Fe, NM and Western New Mexico University. It is our priority to ensure our scholars get exposed to a variety of post-secondary opportunities.

Do you offer transportation?

City bus passes are provided at no cost to scholars per request at a monthly basis. Carpools are setup through the front office for families who need the assistance.

Do families have to pay for breakfast and lunch?

We operate under the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) but we are taking advantage of the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) which allows us to serve free meals to all students regardless of income.

What about uniforms?

All scholars must adhere to our uniform dress code. This includes an EPLA polo shirt, black pants, belt, and shoes. A Uniform Exchange is provided for families who need assistance in obtaining uniforms. Please contact the front office for more information. Uniforms details are order form can be accessed by clicking here. 

Schedule A Campus Visit

Visit nuestra escuela, meet members of our colectivo, and observe one of our classrooms. Walk-ins are welcome Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays by appointment only. Give us a call at 915-298-3900 to schedule your on-campus visit.

Enrollment - APPLY HERE!

We are currently accepting applications for our Fall 2018 Grade 6 class!!

Current 6th-grade and 7th-grade students may transfer during the year pending availability. Please call us before submitting an application at 915-298-3900.

Admission Process for Fall 2018 6th Grade Class:

  • Any student residing in El Paso County is eligible to apply.
  • All applicants are entered into a public lottery; held on April 12, 2019.
  • Students are chosen at random and notified of their acceptance.
  • After the first 125 students are chosen, additional applicants are put on a waitlist.

If you have any questions please give us a call at 915-298-3900.

Apply Here
New Scholar Registration Documents

Upon approval from EPLA, the registration packet is provided by the EPLA front office.

Supplemental documents will be required to complete the enrollment process.

For complete list of required documents please Click Here.

2019-2020 Uniforms

This section will be updated with uniform expecations and order form when they become available. Please return for an update Spring 2019.

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Student Admissions Discrimination Policy

El Paso Leadership Academy will not and does not discriminate in student admissions based on race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veterans status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, academic ability, athletic ability, artistic ability or the district the child would otherwise attend.