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.
MESA students collecting donations for “PoP Pantry”
Project to benefit District's youngest learners and their families
Test Out of Spanish
Opportunity for incoming 11th graders to test out of Spanish. Una oportunidad para estudiantes que empezaran el 11vo año para ser colocados fuera de la clase de español 1
Art Art Art!
MESA students demonstrate original thinking and voice through visual art
Service Learning @ MESA
MESA students volunteered as Monarch Ambassadors!
2022-23 Annual Update and Enrollment
Complete the annual update or application for enrollment to secure your spot in MESA today!
Canvas User Guides for Parents
Canvas is a learning management system that helps organize instruction by connecting the digital materials that teachers and students use in one easy place. Canvas will include a daily live teaching component, attendance, and grading expectations for credit. Students will visit Canvas to check their calendar for upcoming due dates, access course materials, and submit assignments. Parents can use Canvas to keep up with their student's calendars and assignments.
What's Up in Mapleton!
Meet the Finalist for Superintendent - Community Events
Join our community event to meet the sole finalist for Mapleton's next superintendent, Mike Crawford. At this open-house-style event, everyone is welcome to meet Mr. Crawford, learn about his experiences as an educator that have prepared him for the role of Superintendent, and hear about his priorities.
Spring Play "12 Angry Jurors"
Mark your calendars to attend this year’s spring play, “12 Angry Jurors," which runs April 13-15, at the Mapleton Arts Center.
It’s Annual Update time!
If you are a current Mapleton family interested in or needing to select a new school for the 2023-24 school year, please complete your Annual Update by Wednesday, Feb. 22, for the best chance of being placed in your first-choice school.
Achieve your dreams! Enroll in Mapleton!
Mapleton is now enrolling for the 2023-24 school year! The online enrollment process starts here.
Universal Preschool Program - Apply here!
Beginning in the 2023-24 school year, the Colorado Department of Early Childhood (CDEC) will fund up to 15 hours per week of high-quality, voluntary preschool for every child in Colorado for the year before entering Kindergarten (Pre-K). Families will apply for preschool through the Universal Preschool Program (UPK) family portal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
8980 York St.
Thornton, CO 80229
School Phone Number:
Annaleah Bloom, Director
Pat Weir, Assistant Director
Ryan Fuss, Assistant Director
8:25 a.m. - 3:25 p.m.