The MSP Model

Services to Students

  • Hands-on math and science projects
  • Collaborative learning groups
  • University student mentoring
  • Career exploration in math, science and technology-based fields
  • Field trips to colleges, universities and industry-related sites
  • Individual academic plans to track fulfillment of college admission requirements
  • Assistance with college applications for admission and financial aid
  • College entrance exams preparation (SAT and ACT)
  • Leadership and study skill training
  • Incentive awards

Services to Parents

  • Leadership training to help parents become effective advocates for their children’s academic development
  • Opportunities to become part of MESA activities

Services to Teachers

  • Professional development workshops and institutes to learn innovative hands-on math and science curriculum
  • Opportunities for teachers to share best practices and learn creative teaching techniques

Recognition & Achievements

  • Named one of the most innovative public programs in the United States by Innovations in American Government, a project launched by the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and the Ford Foundation
  • Winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring
  • California MESA is the model for similar programs in over a dozen other states.
  • MESA has been serving California students and their families since 1970.