About Us

Arizona MESA

Starting in California in 1970, Mathematics, Engineering Science Achievement is one of the oldest STEM programs focused on increasing the number of under-represented students interested in and pursuing in STEM. Today MESA consists of 10 states pursing a shared Mission to advocate for STEM education, equity and access. For more information visit the MESA USA website..

In Arizona, MESA is facilitated through The Office of Early Academic Outreach  at The University of Arizona. Grand Canyon University's Strategic Educational Alliances collaborates with Arizona MESA to support MESA in the Phoenix Metro Area.

MESA serves approximately 60 middle and high schools across the state with most schools in the Tucson and Phoenix Metro areas. Other areas served include Nogales, Sells, Eager, and St. Michael's on the Navajo Nation.



High Schools

  • Girls Leadership Academy
  • Maricopa Institute of Technology
  • Peoria High

Middle Schools

  • Alhambra Traditional
  • Carol G Peck
  • Cheatham Elementary
  • Choice Learning Academy
  • Collier Business Academy
  • Desert Meadows School
  • Fine Arts Academy
  • Frank Borman
  • Glenn L. Downs Social Science Academy
  • Granada East
  • James W Rice
  • Laveen
  • Littleton STEM Academy
  • Madrid Neighborhood School
  • MC Cash Elementary School
  • Paseo Pointe
  • Peoria Jr @ Peoria High
  • Quentin STEM Academy
  • Rogers Ranch School
  • Sevilla West
  • Trailside Point
  • Vista Del Sur Accelerated Academy

High School

  • Alta Vista High School
  • Desert View High School
  • Flowing Wells HS
  • Nogales High School
  • Santa Rita High School
  • St. Michaels Indian School
  • Sunnyside High School
  • Tucson High Magnet School
  • Walden Grove High School

Middle Schools

  • Amphitheater Middle
  • Apollo Middle School
  • Billy Lane Lauffer MS
  • Desert Shadows
  • Flowing Wells JHS
  • Gallego Intermediate 4-8 Fine Arts Magnet School
  • Hollinger
  • Valencia Middle School
  • Wade Carpenter