Open House is a chance for families to explore and observe the potential programs that their children can participate in next year or are participating in currently. It is also a good opportunity for parents with prospective students to find out about Mesa’s selection of programs and its academics. Several of the programs that were showcased during Open House include Delta/MESA, Project Lead the Way (PLTW), the Academy of Creative Expression (ACE), the Environmental Marine Academy (EMA), and the Business Academy. The athletics coaches and boosters also had booths set up outside of the big gym. The dance team performed throughout the night in the dance room and many of the parents enjoyed watching them. The Virtual Enterprise students from the Business Academy set up a booth outside their classroom and explained their virtual business which will compete in New York. The Environmental Marine Academy let kids dissect sea urchins and squid. They also had a bearded dragon, named Godzilla, that kids could pet. Children were also allowed to play with salt water-powered cars that the academy students built. Delta had several science experiments on display for the parents to observe.
If they wanted, families were given tours of the whole school by high school ASB students at the beginning of the night. These tours gave parents a quick glimpse of what the school is like and how it is ran. Afterwards, parents could revisit any department or program that they wished to get more details. Both high school and middle school ASB members were positioned around campus to answer any questions parents might have. The night went smoothly and CMHS had a great Open House.