Mapleton Expeditionary School of the Arts

Academic Explorations, Compelling Topics, Real-World Learning

  • Welcome to MESA! 

    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. 

What's Up in Mapleton!

  • Join us for our live School Discovery Sessions to learn why you belong in Mapleton!

    School of Choice Discovery Sessions are 30-minute online informational meetings where families can learn about our schools and meet our school communities. Click here to view the schedule and join the sessions!

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  • Which Mapleton school will you choose?

    At Mapleton, we believe school choice is the first step toward academic achievement. In Mapleton, there are no 'neighborhood schools." You choose your school and we provide the transportation. All schools are small-by-design, with unique and engaging learning models. Which one will you choose?

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  • Performing Arts School on Broadway video

    We are excited to announce the opening of our brand-new 7-12th grade school, the Performing Arts School on Broadway! Check out the trailer for our new school below. Enrollment begins in January!

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  • Valley View – Immersion Studios Virtual Tour

    Check out a video tour of the Valley View Innovation School construction site and get a sneak-peek into the science, technology, culinary, art, robotics, and music immersion studios!

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  • Weekly on-site COVID screening for students and staff

    The CDPHE is making is possible for all students and staff to participate in COVID screenings at school every week. The screening is free and voluntary. Participating students will receive a gift cards from the CDPHE. Read more.

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  • Upcoming COVID Vaccination Clinics in Mapleton

    9Health is hosting a series of COVID vaccination clinics at the Skyview Campus. Reserve your vaccine today!

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  • COVID Dashboard

    The purpose of Mapleton's COVID-19 dashboard is to inform our community about our continued response to the pandemic by sharing reported confirmed cases, active cases, and cohort quarantines. The dashboard reflects information that has been reported to the district from staff and students and is updated daily. For updated county dashboards, please view Tri-County Health Department's Local COVID-19 Data Dashboards and COVID-19 Case/Testing Trends by School District Boundaries.

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  • Important Calendar Changes

    Mapleton announced several important calendar changes beginning in December. Please read the letters from Superintendent Ciancio.

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Upcoming Events

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

Admin

School Hours

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

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