Academy Application Process

We appreciate your interest in the acclaimed Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies, where students in grades 4 through 8 are provided an academically challenging and socially engaging experience. Applications for the 2016 - 2017 school year are now available.
Applications will be due to the Mesa Academy no later than Friday, February 12th, 2016.  Applications must be submitted by this date to be considered in the initial application review process.  All applicants who submit an application after this date will be placed on our waiting list, and will be considered for enrollment in the future should a seat become available.  Incomplete applications can not be processed. 

Several factors are considered when selecting students for admission to the Academy:
  • AIMS scores.  Stanford 10 scores from the 2nd grade for current 3rd graders
  • Letters of Support from the student’s current teacher(s)
  • Most recent grade report card 
  • Completed application packet

A copy of the student's most recent AIMS test scores or Stanford 10 for current third graders must accompany the application.

The Letter(s) of Support should be provided to the child’s teacher(s).  For elementary students, one Letter of Support should be given to the classroom teacher and, if applicable, a second letter of support to their ELP teacher.  For 7th grade students, two Letters of Support will be needed – one from their math teacher and another from their English teacher. Please do not attach any Letters of Support to the application as your child's teacher(s) will send thIs form to the Academy.

Download the Application: 
Submit to:

Mesa Academy for Advanced Studies
6919 East Brown Road
Mesa, AZ 85207

FAX: (480) 308-7428
Information: (480) 308-7431
Download the Letter(s) of Support: 
Current 3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th graders 
Current 7th graders     

The Academy will begin to notify applicants of their status by the first week of April.  Upon acceptance, parents will be asked to complete a school enrollment packet.

Application Checklist

Current 3rd-6th grade

  • Complete this application
  • Sign the Parent-Student Letter of Commitment
  • Submit the Letter of Support Form to the student’s classroom teacher(s)
  • Submit a copy of the student’s most recent report card 
    and AIMS scores with their application.  

    * Current third graders must submit 
    Stanford 10 scores from their 2nd grade year.

Current 7th grade

  • Complete this application
  • Sign the Parent-Student Letter of Commitment
  • Submit the Letters of Support Form to the student’s English and math teachers
  • Submit a copy of the student’s most recent grade report and AIMS scores with their application