Educational Institutions

Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering

  • Memphis, TN
  • http://www.discovermase.org

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.

Service Areas

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Tennessee

Memphis, Tennessee

ruling year

2003

Principal Officer since 2009

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Harold M. Wingood

Co Principal Officer since 2010

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Mr. Rick Maupin

Keywords

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Education, technology, math, science, engineering, middle school, high school, at risk, student

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EIN

72-1552646

Also Known As

MASE

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Primary/Elementary Schools (B24)

Secondary/High School (B25)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

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Overview

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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 produce global citizens with critical thinking skills, the ability to solve complex problems, and the technological sophistication to have a positive impact on the communities in which they live and work.

Programs

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Program 1

MASE opened its doors to 148 seventh graders in 2003 and is evolving into a school comprised of approximately 850 students in grades 7 through 12 within six years. The school will grow one grade at a time until it reaches maximum capacity and all grade levels. Currently, there are approximately 390 7th, 8th and 9th graders attending MASE.

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Service Areas

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Tennessee

Memphis, Tennessee

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MEMPHIS ACADEMY OF SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Harold M. Wingood

Co Principal Officer

Mr. Rick Maupin

BIO

I came to Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering because
I wanted to have a more direct impact on the lives of students, especially
those for whom attending college is not a foregone conclusion. I believe that a
high quality education can transform individuals by changing the trajectory of
their lives, broadening their aspirations and exposing them to opportunities
they may have never imagined. My own experience at Bowdoin College where I
earned my A.B., and Duke University, where I earned my M.A., taught me that any
of us is only limited by the extent to which we are willing to explore the
boundaries of the frontiers of our life.

 

For the first twenty-eight years of my professional career,
I worked as a university administrator at Babson College, Tufts University,
Duke University, Washington University in Saint Louis and Clark University.
During my last university assignment at Clark, I served as Associate Provost
and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid. My work involved developing a staff
that supported the mission of the University, crafting need-based and
merit-based financial aid policies, managing institutional marketing
initiatives and recruiting students who were able to take advantage of the
University’s educational and co-curricular programs.

 

My strength as a leader lies in my ability to align an
institution’s policies, practices and procedures with its core values. An
organization will realize its full potential only when there is a shared vision
of its mission and when every member of the community works together. The
founders of the Academy had a powerful vision for our students, their families
and our community. I am committed to making their vision a reality and to
taking MASE to the next level of academic and institutional excellence.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"MASE is a community of learners that is committed to academic
excellence and student achievement. We are committed to providing the broadest
possible set of educational opportunities for our students and access to the
best curricular and pedagogical tools available for our faculty. While our accomplishments
during our first seven years have been noteworthy, we are still a long way from
achieving our goals, and we rededicate ourselves each day to reaching them.

We believe that every student is gifted with unique potential and
has the ability to achieve academic excellence. We know that by setting high
expectations, providing an instructional environment that is rigorous and
supportive, and meeting each student where she or he is as a learner, they can
accomplish anything to which they are committed. MASE is a student-centered
community. We embrace the reality that we are citizens of a global community,
and that its success will depend on the work and creativity of a highly-educated
population. The work of the Academy is to prepare our students to be active and
engaged in the process of creating a brighter future for everyone.

As a faculty, we understand that we are senior partners in the
learning process. We are part of a team that includes students and parents. A
measure of our success is how we meet our most challenging students on their
most challenging days. We will work tirelessly to nurture our students, parents
and colleagues. Our goal is to teach students to become critical thinkers and
life-long learners."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dr. Steven J. Bares

Memphis Bioworks Foundation

Term: July 2003 -

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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