Mapleton Expeditionary School of the Arts

Academic Explorations, Compelling Topics, Real-World Learning

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    Welcome to MESA! 

    Mapleton Expeditionary School of the Arts (MESA) is an 8 -12th grade college preparatory school. As a member of the EL Network (formerly Expeditionary Learning), students at MESA are active learners who are challenged to take on meaningful, public and collaborative work. Service-learning, fieldwork, and character development are built into MESA’s curriculum. Students investigate real-world issues and use what they learn to make a positive change in their community. 

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  • Thank you for investing in Mapleton!

    Mapleton's Mill Levy Override passed with more than 56 percent of the voters saying YES to Mapleton! Learn more about what the mill levy will fund.

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    Celebrating 10 years of Mapleton Reads!

    This year, Mapleton's community reading program is turning 10! Celebrate by reading along with us! Learn more about the two amazing titles selected this year.

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    Join the Mariachi Club!

    The Mapleton Public Schools Mariachi Club is looking for new students to join their program! The club is open to all 7-12th grad students, including beginners. Meetings begin next month on Monday, January 18!

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    Shots for Tots and Teens

    Low-cost immunizations for children & teens are available throughout the Mapleton community! Click here to learn more about the locations, dates, and times available!

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    School choice just got easier with SchoolFinder!

    We are pleased to announce the launch of our new enrollment tool, SchoolFinder! SchoolFinder highlights the important information a family needs when researching, discovering, and comparing Mapleton’s schools that are small-by-design. 

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    Introducing MealViewer!

    Mapleton now offers MealViewer, a convenient online service that allows you to view your student's daily meals online or on the MealViewer app. Learn more!

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    Mapleton receives prestigious Cognia accreditation!

    Mapleton Public Schools received a six-year national and international accreditation term from the Cognia Global Commission. A systems accreditation by the Cognia Global Accreditation Commission means Mapleton has a nationally recognized mark of quality for our district and each school within our system.

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    Community Resources - food, health, housing and more!

    Mapleton's Family Support page features community resources for food, housing, health care, and more. If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please contact Colorado Crisis Services 1-844-493-8255 or text TALK to 38255. If you are concerned about your safety or the safety of someone else, please contact Safe2Tell at 877-542-7233

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Mapleton Expeditionary School of the Arts Mission Statement

  • Mapleton Expeditionary School of the Arts is a community of students, staff, and parents dedicated to academic exploration and discovery. We ensure all students excel as critical and creative thinkers who positively engage in the community through a system characterized by:

    • Rigorous core content viewed through the lens of the arts;
    • Compelling, inquiry-based learning expeditions;
    • Deliberate character development Service learning; and 
    • A culture that fosters both risk-taking and reflection.

Address

  • School Address:
    8980 York St.
    Thornton, CO 80229

    School Phone Number:
    303.853.1270

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School Hours

  • School Hours:
    8:25 a.m. - 3:25 p.m.

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