Welcome to El Paso Leadership Academy! EPLA is an environment for academic discovery with a focus on learning and building our scholars into self reliant life long learners through collaboration. Our classroom environment is small, personal and creative with an emphasis on creating leaders through a well rounded education.

We are so excited to have you joining us for this school year! Here you will find everything you need to make your transition to EPLA easier, along with resources and support for our military-connected families.

Application Checklist

Below are the documents needed to Apply to EPLA

  • EPLA Application
  • Student Attendance Record
  • Student Discipline Record
  • Latest Student Report Card
Enrollment Checklist

Below is a list of REQUIRED Documents to Enroll at EPLA

  • Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Immunization Record
  • Parent/Legal Guardian ID
  • Proof of Address 
Enrollment & Eligibility
  • A student is able to be enrolled by someone who is not the student’s parent under the following conditions and must provide documentation of these circumstances upon enrollment:
    • Special Power of Attorney or Affidavit that establishes guardianship of the child.
  • EPLA is a tuition-free public school that serves all the families in the El Paso area.
  • Transitioning military children may continue to attend the school in which they are enrolled.
  • Transitioning military children will have an opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities regardless of application deadlines.
Documents to Provide Upon Transfer
  • Official military orders showing that the military member was assigned to the state (or commuting area) of the state in which the child was previously duly enrolled and attended school.
  • If a military child was residing with a legal guardian and not the military member during the previous enrollment they will have a copy of the family care plan, or proof of guardianship, as specified under the Interstate Compact, or any information sufficient for the receiving district to establish eligibility under the Compact.
  • Evidence of date of birth.
  • An official letter or a transcript, official or unofficial, from the proper school authority which shows record of attendance, academic information, and grade placement of the student.
  • Documented evidence of immunization against communicable disease.

EPLA Academics & extra cirriculars

Please use the links below to learn about the amazing opportunities EPLA East has to offer:

EPLA High School Dual Credit

EPLA East Programs and Partnerships

Tutoring
Tutoring is available in the early-morning time before school and during school hours.

Here are just a few of the extracurricular activities EPLA East has to offer:

Robotics Club
Pokemon Club
Dungeons and Dragons
NJHS
eSports

Please use the links below to learn about our parent compact, parent-student code of conduct and other helpful resources:

Interstate Compact
Parent-Student Handbook
Counseling Services

Student Ambassadors

At EPLA ISD our Student Ambassadors are leaders on their campuses who model to their peers the culture and standard of excellence at EPLA.

School Contact Information

EPLA East Main Line: 915-298-3901

Executive Director- Omar Yanar
oyanar@epla.org
Social Worker- Cynthia Hurtado
churtado@epla.org
Dean of Instruction – Enrique Avalos
eavalos@epla.org
Dean of Students – Karla Cruz
kcruz@epla.org
Special Services- Jose Macias
jmacias@epla.org

Military Liaisons

Jose Macias
jmacias@epla.org
Karla Cruz
kcruz@epla.org

Military Liaison Responsibilities:

  • Support military connected students and their families with guidance through the enrollment process, assistance with transfer records, information on existing community resources, and other student supports
  • Offer professional development for staff members on issues related to military-connected students
  • Ensure PEIMS codes accurately reflect military-connected students