Math, Engineering & Science Academy

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Updated Nov 24, 2020
Our Mission Statement: 

The Albemarle County Public Schools Math, Engineering & Science Academy will educate a cross-section of students demographically representative of the students in ACPS 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 interest meetings via Zoom instead. The remaining interest meeting is Dec 3rd from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. Click here to register for the meeting, Once registered, you will receive a Zoom link the day before the meeting. Click on the Zoom link that is sent in your email to join us. The meeting will have MESA students, and staff to answer your questions.


Math Engineering and Science Academy

Albemarle High School
2775 Hydraulic Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22901​