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We are PROUD to have MESA at Elkhorn! The 2018-2019 school year is the ninth year of our program and will see the continuation of Elementary MESA and Middle School MESA. Our MESA program is offered to Kindergarten through 8th grade students, and is the only one of its kind in West Sacramento K-8 Schools. We are also proud to offer MESA as a 6th-8th grade elective class.

Our program has had many successes over the last five years. In March 2012, 12 of our students placed at Pre-MESA Day in Sacramento, including First Place in the Windmill Energy Competition, and went on to compete regionally at MESA Day in San Jose. Our Windmill Energy team placed third at San Jose. In May 2013, two of our MESA Advisors, Mr. Forsman and Mr. Marín, were each awarded $1000 grants to help fund K-6 MESA. In March 2014, 8 of 13 students placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd at Pre-MESA Day in Sacramento and then competed regionally at MESA Day in Stockton. In 2015, our students placed at the Pre-MESA Day at UC Davis, to advance to the regional MESA Day at Chico State, and placed in several categories at the Elementary MESA Day held in Sacramento.

We are looking forward to another exciting (and rewarding) year!

NEW and Returning MESA students



What is MESA?
  • Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement
  • Students have the opportunity to explore a career in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
    Students involved in the program throughout their junior high and high school years will have the opportunity to receive scholarships from MESA to help toward college/university attendance.
What do you do in MESA?
  • Hands-on projects related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
  • STEM competitions
    Field trips
When does MESA meet?
  • K-5/6 MESA meets Thursday after school from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • 6/7-8 MESA meets Friday after school from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Who can join?
  • Anyone with a positive attitude about math, science, engineering, and technology
  • Anyone with a positive attitude about working together to solve problems
  • Anyone with a positive attitude about doing hands-on projects
How do I join?
  • See an Elkhorn MESA Advisor
  • Complete an application
What are students saying?
  • "Mrs. Ogino, that was so cool!"
  • "I don't like MESA... I LOVE MESA!"
  • "I should have stayed in MESA!"
What are teachers and parents saying?
  • "I have seen my kids more interested in math and engineering. They love building bridges, kites and especially the water rockets. They take pride in their work and when they go to the competitions it shows."
  • "An opportunity to engage early on with the fundamentals of math, science, engineering, and problem-solving. These are not only skills that benefit them for an school activity, but rather throughout their education and lifetime." 
Where can I get more information?
  • Stop by Room 37
  • Contact Mr. Marin