Letter From Teresa Powell (PDF)
The Menta Group has collaborated with various school and community stakeholders in order to develop an educational service delivery model which is designed to support, motivate, challenge and empower students who have a wide range of academic, social and emotional needs.
The Academy’s mission is to provide each student with a high quality education using state of the art instructional techniques that promote life-long sustainable outcomes. Our unique, innovative learning environment provides the ideal instructional formula in which students, facilitated by highly skilled master teachers, learn via digital online media. Our methods are steeped in highly recognized scientific research which is designed to provide data driven outcomes.
Menta Academy Oak Park 912 utilizes a unique curricular framework that relies on the Expanded Menta Method and Trauma Informed Practices as the foundational principles for the teaching, counseling and mentoring work done by our highly trained staff. Every aspect of the framework supports students with attainment of graduate competencies.
Personalized learning is the hub of our strategic curricular design intended to meet the needs of every student. Starting with the end in mind (learning targets and academic goals), a leveraging of current technologies coupled with highly trained instructional facilitators creates a rich learning environment supporting all student needs. Menta’s Academy Oak Park learning spaces are unique and specially designed to combine traditional teacher/student interaction with state of the art technology and learning innovations. Those learning spaces are flexible and can accommodate a variety of learning activities, such as inquiry learning and project based learning. Our spaces are designed to mimic productive spaces learners would find in business and/or corporate environments, thereby helping students achieve a mind-set designed for adult learning and work.
In 2014, our excellence in transition planning was awarded Illinois state recognition. The overarching goal is transition, be that reintegration, employment, post secondary learning or vocational training designed to enable a young adult to be a fully functioning, participating member of the community. Students, teachers and staff, and family members are all important participants in the on-going transitioning process that includes high expectations and thoughtful planning.
Recognizing that education is a continuous process, The Menta Team is committed to working in tandem with our public school partners to provide a seamless educational experience for all students.
-Menta Academy Oak Park Student
Anna Fink, MEd
Cara Sullivan, MEd
To learn more about the Oak Park 912 program, please contact us.