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About This Location

Mesa Arts Academy offers a rigorous K - 8 academic program that emphasizes the arts and technology.  We have discovered that by integrating the arts and technology into our academic program we create a more hands-on learning environment that better fits the learning styles of our diverse population of students.  To accomplish this, we employ only Arizona certified teachers in areas and seek out partnerships with volunteer agencies, schools of higher learning and community businesses.  A variety of artists from the community work with our students creating a positive climate that celebrates the gifts of each student.  Recently, the Arizona Charter School Association rated Mesa Arts Academy as one of the top three schools in Arizona for increasing student achievement and the Arizona Department of Education honored us with the 2011 Math Excellence Award.

Our classrooms are enriched with numerous volunteers from partnerships with Mesa Community College, ASU, and the Volunteer Center.  Federal grants provide an aide in every classroom to assist the teacher and students. The Grant Woods - Mesa Branch offers after school care onsite , as well as the National Free and Reduced breakfast and lunch program to those who qualify.

Our school day is extended by an hour to allow us to both have a rigorous academic program and still have time to devote to our arts programs. Our arts classes vary by grade level, with younger children taking a variety of arts classes, including Drama, Musical Theatre, Dance and Visual Arts. Older children select from elective classes, including Beginning and Advanced Art, Guitar, Dance, Photography, Yearbook, Drama, Service Learning, Multimedia and Musical Theatre. Parents are required to be active participants in this process with a daily requirement to check and sign “home-school binders” and a mandate that they contribute a minimum of 50 hours of family participation each year.

Location of Public Meetings:
Pursuant to A.R.S. § 38-431.02, the Mesa Arts Academy School Board hereby states that all notices of the meetings of the Mesa Arts Academy School Board and any of its committees and subcommittees will be posted in the Mesa Arts Academy School Office, located at 221 West 6th Avenue, Mesa, Arizona. This location is open to the public Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. except school holidays. Such notices will indicate the date, time, and place of the meeting and will include an agenda or information concerning the manner in which the public may obtain an agenda for the meeting.

Hours

Office Hours:
7:00am – 4:00pm School Days

Bell Schedule:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
7:30am – 3:30pm

Wednesdays
7:30am – 2:15pm

Breakfast served from 6:45am until 7:20am

Event Calendar

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Upcoming Events

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April 24, 2014

Reach Assembly
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April 25, 2014

School Carnival
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April 28, 2014

Juvenile Justice Presentation
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April 28, 2014

Spring Performance

Staff at this Location

Angie Buenrostro
7th Grade Teacher
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Arcelia Tovar
Photography, Service Learning, Homeless Liaison, and Prevention Coordinator
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Chris Bevis
Health and PE Teacher
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Joyce Oyer
6th Grade Teacher
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Lisa Kush
4th Grade Teacher
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Alison Fisher
2nd Grade Teacher
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Martina McFarland
1st Grade Teacher
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Miranda Koperno
3rd Grade Teacher
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Roger Healy
8th Grade Teacher
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Sue Douglas
Administrator
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Janice Cmeyla
Director of Special Education
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