College, Career and Citizenship Readiness
At Menta, we believe that all students must graduate with the 3 C’s – Citizenship Ready, Career Ready, and College Ready. We do not define success only in terms of academics but recognizes that our students must flourish in all aspects of their lives.
- Citizenship Ready: We help students increase their understanding of the rights and responsibilities of being a citizen. Our students consistently seek opportunities to serve and contribute to their schools, the work force, and their larger communities. Identifying and engaging with these communities fosters citizenship and practical ways to contribute to society.
- Career Ready: As educators, we understand that students cannot develop the skills necessary to be successful in the workplace and in their communities solely in an academic classroom. Through our Individual Career Empowerment (ICE) model, students explore careers and develop critical work skills. Career pathways available to students include: auto body, construction and building trades, art, technology, and music. Through this model, not only do students become aware of their personal strengths, weaknesses, and career aspirations, but they also increase the technical knowledge and skills necessary for the careers. Students also learn to apply and interview for jobs.
- College Ready: Students are taught the relationship between post-secondary education and earning power. They learn the requirements for post-secondary education and they have a plan for meetings these requirements prior to graduation. They are skilled in the process of applying to post-secondary education organizations and will be accepted in at least one of these organizations of their choice at the time of their graduation.