Mead Energy Academy




Mission Statement:

The Mead Energy Academy develops leaders with the knowledge, skills and passion necessary to actively participate in the complex and changing field of energy, and through unique research experiences create solutions for the world’s future energy needs. 


Vision Statement:

Preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s energy needs.


Energy Academy Coursework

Core Courses

  • Principles of Energy Science A & B (1 credit)
  • Energy Industry Practices A & B (1 credit)
  • AP Econ (.5 credits)
  • Internship & Capstone Project (.5 credits)
  • AP Environmental Science (1 credit)

Each student must complete core courses with a grade of a C or better


Students must successfully complete a minimum of 6 credits, including Biology and Chemistry. The 4 Energy Academy courses count towards the 6 credits and students are required to have a C average in all semesters of the Energy Academy core courses to earn the Energy Academy certification.

Energy Academy Electives

Students will select 2 courses from the list below to complete as part of the Energy Academy Electives. These courses may be used as core or elective credits for graduation. If using these courses for core classes, please ensure you have enough elective credits for graduation (8 total electives credits are needed for graduation). World Language and Energy Academy Core courses will count towards the St. Vrain Valley School District graduation requirements.

AP Chemistry

AP Physics 1

AP Physics 2

AP Biology

AP Economics

AP Language and Composition


AP Computer Science

Welding *

Engineering Tech*


Introduction to Business

Business Law


AP Seminar

Introduction to Programming


AP Calculus

AP U.S. Government

Start Your Own Business

AP Statistics

AP Research

This List is subject to change * CDC Class **FRCC Class


Energy Academy In The News:


SVVSD Mobile Lab and MHS Energy Academy

Meet our Solar Energy Partners

Stapp Interstate Toyota

United Power

Jack's Solar Garden


The Evolution of the Classroom: Mavericks Solar Farm


The Mead Energy Academy is an immersive experience for students interested in pursuing a career in the energy industry with a curriculum designed to comprehensively study the principles of energy and develop future leaders and innovators. The program is the only one of its kind in Colorado and exposes students to energy generated from both conventional and renewable sources.  Through strategic partnerships with leaders of industry, students are given unique, hands-on experiences that cannot be matched in the classroom environment.  One such partnership is with United Power.  Check out how MHS Energy Academy students are contributing to the diversified energy map of the future.

‘Innovation Lab’ Takes STEM Technology From School To School

Mead High School Energy Academy is featured on Denver CBS4 in this story about the STEM Technology opportunities offered in the St Vrain Valley School District.

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Photos from our Mead Energy Academy Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


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