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Milwaukee Environmental Sciences Academy

6600 West Melvina Street

Milwaukee, WI 53216

Phone: 414-353-3830

Fax: 414-353-3834

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A Milwaukee Teacher Education Center (MTEC) Charter School

ENROLLING NOW for 2019-2020

Schedule a tour by contacting or the main office (414) 353-3890


Schedule a tour by contacting or the main office (414) 353-3890


Open Enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year begins on February 1, 2019. Interested families are invited to apply online or by completing a paper application. Paper applications will be available in our school main office beginning on February 1, 2019 until March 1, 2019*. MESA is a free, public charter school that is available to all children who reside in the city of Milwaukee. We do not screen applications for consideration for enrollment including for social, academic or special education issues. We use a lottery system to select scholars for enrollment. We recognize sibling preference (if an applicant applies for enrollment that has a sibling already attending that applicant will be given preference over other applications for the respected grade). 


Acceptance announcements will be sent out on March 4, 2019 and the lottery will be held on that day. Parents offered seats at MESA will have until March 8, 2019 by 4:00pm to confirm. On March 11, 2019, we will activate our waiting list (created from the lottery).


MESA New Family Orientation will take place on April 29, 2019 at 9:00am and again at 4:30pm. All new MESA families must attend one of the orientation sessions.

*We will continue accepting applications after March 1, 2019.




Applications can be picked up or filled out online beginning February 1st and must be submitted between February 1st and February 28th. Applications will be accepted after February 28th, but the child will either be added to the waiting list or assigned an open seat, after the lottery if a seat is available at that time. 


A completed application includes:

  • Application (must be completely filled out with accurate information)

  • Immunization records

  • Copy of Birth Certificate (K4/K5)

  • Note: All K4 applicants must be 4 years old by September 1, 2019.


MESA is a unique charter school with limited seats. As a result, there is a chance that we will not have enough seats to enroll every applicant who applies. In order to fairly give every applicant a chance to be admitted we use a lottery system when the number of applications received exceed the number of available seats we have for the respected grades (returning students are given priority by completing annual intent to return forms). To fill the limited seats each applicant is assigned a number. The numbers are entered into a lottery and drawn to determine who will be offered available seats. After the seats are filled the lottery will continue and the remaining students will be put on the waiting list in the order that their numbers are drawn during the lottery. Parents will be contacted by the office after the lottery and informed of their enrollment status.