Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies, ranked as the top middle school in Arizona, is accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year.
Current third-grade students who will be entering fourth grade next school year are invited to apply. A limited number of openings will also be available for students entering grades five through eight.
Mesa Academy is located at 6919 E. Brown Road, at the southeast corner of Power and Brown roads.
Academy offers academically challenging, innovative college-prep curriculum
The Academy is an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) school offering an innovative curriculum that prepares students for advanced college-level classes. In addition to core academic subjects, Mesa Academy offers courses in technology, music, art and physical education.
Academy students explore the curriculum through integrated lessons that incorporate global perspectives and international understanding. Students also study world languages and cultures, including Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.
Extracurricular activities abound
Many extracurricular activities, such as LEGO Robotics, National Junior Honor Society, choir, National Academic League, and the Arizona Science and Engineering Fair provide opportunities for students to participate in interests outside the regular school day.
Applications due Feb. 10
Applications are due Feb. 10. The application and supporting materials are available online. Bob Crispin, principal, will host a new applicant informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 26 in the school’s multipurpose room. Tours are available 8 a.m. Wednesdays until Feb. 8. Call Mrs. Kelly, 480-308-7431, to schedule a tour.
Successful applicants and students who are placed on the waiting list will be notified by the first week of April. For more information, call 480-308-7430.
– Heidi Hurst is supervisor of district communications for Mesa Public Schools.