Apply to Become a MESA School

Initiating a MESA program in a middle school or high school in the State of New Mexico is a straightforward process. The application packet must contain the following items:

  • The name and vitae of a teacher (math or science preferred, but not mandatory) who has agreed to serve as the MESA Advisor at the school.
  • A letter of support from the principal, superintendent, school board and prospective advisor.
  • A report of school demographics including ethnicity and gender.
  • A brief description of how the MESA model will work at the selected site: before, during, after school meetings?¬† MESA class?
  • A properly signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the school district and NM MESA, Inc. to include but not limited to a minimum $2,000/yr/advisor stipend, up to 9 days of substitute leave for MESA events, and in-kind contributions as described in that MOU.
  • If the application is approved, both the school principal and the superintendent will receive a fully executed copy of the MOU and contact information for the MESA Regional¬†Coordinator for the school. The MESA Regional Coordinator will initiate contact with the MESA Advisor at the school.