MESA Schools Program
The MESA Schools Program (MSP) is an academic preparation and math/science enrichment program that partners with schools to provide educationally disadvantaged students with a variety of innovative services and opportunities. MSP assists students in increasing their educational performance, and becoming better prepared for a college and university education. Further, MSP helps students expand their math and science knowledge, and learn more about the exciting career opportunities in related fields.
MSP is administered by the University of California through local MSP centers at public and private universities throughout the state, and is funded by the state legislature, industry contributions and grants.
Services and activities are typically provided at the school site through afterschool programs or MESA elective courses offered at a regularly scheduled time during the school day. Activities are lead by school-site math or science teachers, called MESA Advisors. On occasion, special trips or events are also held on Saturdays.