Mapleton Expeditionary School of the Arts

Academic Explorations, Compelling Topics, Real-World Learning

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    As Mapleton School District and state and local governments continue to give new guidance about responding to the latest public health concerns, please check your email and the district website for the latest updates.  

    Welcome to MESA!

    We hope you are well. In preparation of moving toward remote learning beginning on Thursday, April 2nd your CREW teachers have been trying to connect with you to ensure you are ready. Please check your Mapleton student email. If you have not heard from your CREW teacher, please reach out via your student email or phone. If you are in need of technology to do remote learning, your CREW teacher needs to know. There will be a process for you to checkout these needed tools.

    Esperamos que estén bien. En preparación para avanzar hacia el aprendizaje remoto a partir del Jueves 2 de Abril, sus maestros de CREW han intentado conectarse con usted para asegurarse de que estén listos. Por favor revise su correo electrónico de estudiante de Mapleton. Si no ha tenido noticias de su maestro de CREW, comuníquese a través del correo electrónico o teléfono de su estudiante. Si necesita tecnología para hacer aprendizaje remoto, su maestro de CREW debe saberlo. Habrá un proceso para que compruebe estas herramientas necesarias.

    Mapleton Expeditionary School of the Arts (MESA) is a 7 -12 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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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.


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

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School Hours

  • School Hours:
    8:15 a.m. - 3:35 p.m.