Math, Engineering & Science Academy

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Updated Oct 16, 2020
Our Mission Statement: 

The Albemarle County Public Schools Math, Engineering & Science Academy aims to educate a cross-section of students with a variety of interests and strengths, to infuse traditional school curricula with real world problem-solving, collaboration and inquiry-based learning, and to prepare the engineers, researchers, inventors and entrepreneurs of the 21st century.

  • ​​This year there will be no applications for the MESA academy or any of the academies in Albemarle County. Instead their will be a way to show your interest and then names will be drawn from the pool of names. This is true for rising 9th graders and rising 11th graders. To join us your junior year, students must be ready to take AP or dual enrollment calculus and AP Physics 1. If you have already completed these classes then you have met the co-requisite.  This process showing interest is still be developed.

  • In the past, all of the academies had "Open Houses." Due to the pandemic, the academies will have two interest meetings via Zoom instead. These meeting dates and times are still being determined.


Math Engineering and Science Academy

Albemarle High School
2775 Hydraulic Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22901​