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.

MESA began programming in Arizona in the spring of 1984 and is facilitated through The Office of Early Academic Outreach  at The University of Arizona. Grand Canyon University's K12 Educational Development department collaborates with Arizona MESA to support MESA in the Phoenix Metro Area.

MESA serves middle and high schools across the state with most schools in the Tucson and Phoenix Metro areas. 

In 2021, we also welcome our first community college program at Phoenix College. For more information visit https://www.phoenixcollege.edu/academics/stem/math-engineering-science-achievement-mesa. 

2022-2023 Schools - updated 8-31-22

High Schools

  • Maricopa Institute of Technology
  • Peoria High
  • Trevor G Browne

Elementary & Middle Schools

  • Barcelona
  • Carol G Peck
  • Cartwright  School (K8)
  • Catalina Ventura
  • Choice Learning Academy
  • Cordova Elementary
  • Frank Borman
  • Glenn L. Downs Social Science Academy
  • Global Academy of Phoenix
  • Granada East
  • James W Rice
  • Justine L Spitalny STEAM Academy
  • Madrid Neighborhood School
  • Peoria Jr @ Peoria High
  • Rogers Ranch School
  • Sevilla West
  • Vista Del Sur Accelerated Academy

High School

  • Alta Vista High School
  • Catalina Magnet High School
  • Desert View High School
  • Flowing Wells HS
  • Ha:San Prep
  • Rincon High School
  • Santa Rita High School
  • Sunnyside High School
  • Tucson Magnet High School

Elementary and Middle Schools

  • Amphitheater Middle School
  • Anna E Lawrence 3-8
  • Apollo Middle School
  • Flowing Wells Junior High School
  • Sierra 2-8
  • Sonoran Science Academy
  • Valencia Middle School
  • Walden Grove High School
  • Wrightson Ridge K-8 School

  • Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District/Science Vortex (Cottonwood)
  • Desert Shadows Middle School (Nogales)
  • Baboquivari Middle & High School (Sells, Tohono O'Odham Nation
  • Nogales High School (Nogales)
  • Rio Rico High School (Nogales)
  • Wade Carpenter (Nogales, AZ)