1. At Angevine, MESA is offered as an elective during the second semester in Grades 7 & 8. In general, MESA makes maximum use of existing resources in schools and is relatively inexpensive.

2. Students are pre-selected for engineering and science interest. By grouping them in MESA programs, a variety of special awareness and motivational experiences can be efficiently arranged.

3. MESA is not just an engineering track. It recognizes that good high school preparation is appropriate for all careers and that engineering itself is good preparation for many non-engineering careers.