EPLA East High School uses a house system composed of animal symbolism. Every animal is a visual representation of CRSHH values learned in middle school and a symbol of Mexican culture.
The selection process of each House consists of students providing their top 3 choices, a personality test, and a teacher’s input during the first week. By the end of the second students are placed in a house and they may not change until the end of 9th grade.
By the beginning of 10th grade, students will have a permanent house where they will reside until 12th grade.
Throughout the year, every House will be competing against each other in a point system where every week, the House with the most points will take home the “ EPLA Totem”.
In addition, as the Houses obtain points they will earn rewards. This will keep the competition going, and avoid any “giving-up” attitudes in the houses. Every week each house will award students with the “Top Point-Earning Student” and “The Most Diverse Student” awards weekly.
At the end of the school year, one house will be proclaimed the winner and will earn a substantial prize for their entire house.
Representing Hunger, these scholars explore, ask questions, change the status quo and work to build themselves up and others.
Expanding on Hunger, these scholars demonstrate bravery and fearlessness and are unafraid to face any challenge and rise to meet and fly beyond it.
Representing Collaboration, these scholars demonstrate unity and the power of a teamwork approach to any task and the importance of building each other up.
Representing Humility, these scholars take nothing for granted and are driven to be of service to their communities.
Representing Responsibility, these scholars take responsibility for their words and actions for the betterment of others.
Representing Smarts, these scholars are committed to high standards of growth academically and personally.