Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering (MASE), Tennessee's first charter school, was founded in 2003 with the goal of being the best math and science college preparatory school in the state. MASE opened its doors to 148 seventh graders in 2003. Currently, there are 700 students enrolled in grades six through twelve.
MASE accepts students, regardless of test scores or grades, who attend schools that are failing to make adequate yearly progress as determined by the State's accountability standards; students who are in "at-risk" situations as defined by the Tennessee Charter School Act of 2002; or students who qualify for free or reduced lunch. The goal at MASE is to help students develop the academic tools they need to become effective and productive members of the 21st century workforce.
MASE is the first science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) charter school in Tennessee. We believe that these fields are essential disciplines for the future of our students and the nation. Students at MASE are taught that education is a vehicle for their personal success and the transformation of their communities. They learn that their work and their accomplishments must be rooted in a set of assumptions that affirm the inexorable connection between technological progress and the greater good.
ACADEMY'S MISSION STATEMENT
Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering is a college preparatory school with an academic focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Our goal is to prepare our students for success in college, with a high percentage choosing careers in science and engineering.
ACADEMY'S VISION STATEMENT
The goal of Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering is to be a national model for STEM education. We will graduate one hundred percent of our students with the academic, personal and social tools they need to complete a four-year college degree in science or engineering. Our aspiration is to