About Us Overview

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.

2022-2023 Schools - updated 8-31-22

High Schools

  • Girls Leadership Academy
  • Peoria High

Elementary & Middle Schools

  • Carol G Peck
  • Cartwright  School (K8)
  • Choice Learning Academy
  • Collier Business Academy
  • Cordova Elementary
  • Fine Arts Academy
  • Frank Borman
  • Glenn L. Downs Social Science Academy
  • Global Academy of Phoenix
  • Granada East
  • James W Rice
  • Justine L Spitalny STEAM Academy
  • Mark T Atkinson Middle School
  • Peoria Jr @ Peoria High
  • Quentin STEM Academy for Health Sciences
  • Raul H Castro Academy of Fine Arts
  • Rogers Ranch School
  • Tres Rios Service Academy
  • Vista Del Sur Accelerated Academy

High School

  • Alta Vista High School
  • Amphitheater High School
  • Desert View High School
  • Indian Oasis High (Sells, AZ)
  • Flowing Wells HS
  • Ha:San Prep
  • Nogales High School (Nogales, AZ)
  • Santa Rita High School
  • Sunnyside High School

Elementary and Middle Schools

  • Alice Vail Middle School
  • Amphitheater Middle School
  • Apollo Middle School
  • Billy Lane Lauffer MS
  • Desert Shadows Middle School (Nogales)
  • Flowing Wells Junior High School
  • Indian Oasis Middle (Sells, AZ)
  • Valencia Middle School
  • Wade Carpenter (Nogales, AZ)

St. Michaels Indian School (St. Michaels,  Navajo Nation)