WHO WE ARE
Our vision is that all EPLA students, because of the school’s all-encompassing environment of high expectations, will recognize that attending and graduating from a four-year college can be a reality.
The El Paso Leadership Academy is a public charter school that provides students with an exceptional, tuition-free, college preparatory education. We are committed to a brighter future for our children and our community.
Interested in joining the EPLA family?
Our individualized approach starts with our parents and families. Don’t forget to fill out our Future Scholar Interest Form after you apply!Apply Now Future Scholar Interest Form
THE TRUTH ABOUT TEXAS CHARTER SCHOOLS
Public charter schools enjoy strong bipartisan support from
lawmakers and the public. Despite this, there are still myths
and questions that persist.
This paper takes on 25 of the most frequently-repeated myths in Texas and sets the record straight with facts, data, and independent research.READ HERE
Founder Omar Yanar
Prior to forming the EPLA, Mr. Yanar graduated at the top of his class at Franklin High School and went on to receive a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History and a Master’s degree of Education from Stanford University. Yanar then worked as a teacher for six years until he returned to school for a Master’s of Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Yanar believes that combining his educational experience with public policy expertise can provide him with the necessary tools to effect change in his beloved community of El Paso, Texas. The students and citizens of El Paso are a top priority in his life and looks forward to working with the community for the advancement of its youth through innovative curriculum and teaching methods.