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!

  • Fall Musical – You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown

    Click here to learn more about our upcoming Fall Musical Performance, You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown. This will be the first musical in our brand-new Mapleton Arts Center (MAC)!

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  • Mapleton Reads

    Mapleton Reads is returning for its ninth year! The entire Mapleton community is encouraged to read along with us for our annual community reading program! We are excited to announce the book selections for this year...

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  • National Principals Month

    All month long we invite you to share the reasons why you appreciate your school principal and assistant principal – or directors, as we call them in Mapleton.

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  • Concurrent Enrollment in Mapleton

    As a part of our college and career going culture, your child has the opportunity to enroll in college courses at Front Range Community College (FRCC) while attending high school in Mapleton. Learn more!

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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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  • 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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  • Skyview Campus Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, Oct. 23, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

    Mapleton is partnering with 9Health to host a series of vaccination clinics at the Skyview Campus. Reserve your vaccine today!

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  • Layers of Protection - Updates and Information

    As we welcomed our students back this past month, we continue to be successful in assuring the health, safety, and wellbeing of our students, staff, and community. We were hopeful that we would be able to enjoy more “post-pandemic” practices this school year, however, as we begin to see new and breakthrough cases in our community, we now need to reinstate some of what allowed us to be successful last year. Keeping our classrooms open while avoiding ‘rolling to remote’ is a priority for our schools.

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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

Admin

School Hours

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

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