Enroll Your Child at EPLA


We are now accepting applications for the EPLA Eastside Middle School and High School Grades 6th and 9th grades, due to open Fall 2021! We are also accepting applications for the EPLA Middle School Flagship Campus Grades 6-8 for 2021-2022!

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After submission of an application, a member of the admissions team will call you regarding next steps.


Open enrollment available EPLA Flagship campus for grades 6-8 for 2020-2021!

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After submission of an application, a member of the admissions team will call you regarding next steps.

Our Middle-High School Campus is located at 2101 Joe Battle Blvd. El Paso, Texas 79938

Our Middle School Flagship is located at 1918 Texas Avenue El Paso, Texas 79901


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 every day at 8 a.m. and all scholars are dismissed at 3:30 p.m. The campus is open by 7:15 a.m. Breakfast is served at 8 a.m. for all students during the first period class. 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 2019-2019, enrollment at EPLA was 220 students. Our school has the capacity to house 250+ students. In 2018-2019, our average class size was between 18-22. We are committed to keeping class sizes small so our faculty can properly support every scholar.

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

EPLA has a special education department to meet the needs of your child. Questions can be directed to our Assistant Principal of Special Services Mr. Quezada at oquezada@epleadershipacademy.org or by calling 915-298-3900. 

Why is being college-ready important in middle school?

We know that healthy academic and social habits are built-in middle school. Studies show that middle school is the time when students decide whether or not they wish to pursue a college degree. 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. Regardless if their path leads to college, we want to ensure they are prepared to make that decision. 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 on 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.

COVID-19 UPDATE: Due to safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, we do not encourage walk-in visits at this time, if you would like to tour or visit our campus, please call 915-298-3900 to schedule an appointment. Please visit for COVID-19  page for our visitor expectations.

Enrollment Process

We are now accepting applications for the EPLA High School Grades 6-9, due to open Fall 2021!

After submission of an application, a member of the admissions team will call you regarding next steps.

Apply Here

Open enrollment available EPLA Middle School campus for grades 6-8 for 2020-2021!

After submission of an application, a member of the admissions team will call you regarding next steps.

Apply Here
New Scholar Registration Documents

Upon approval from administration, 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.

2020-2021 Uniforms

The order form for 2020-2021 is now available! To see uniform expectations and download your order form click here.

Sign Up For Admissions Updates

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Future Scholar Interest Form



Want to schedule an appointment with our admissions staff? 

Please call (915) 298-3900 Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to schedule and appointment.

Thank you for your interest in learning more about EPLA!

Below you can learn more about our school, the 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


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.