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Menta Sports Academy

5101 South Keeler Avenue, Chicago, IL 60632
Contact: Mary Hernadez

At Menta Sports Academy, we believe that every child has the right to a high quality education. Like all Menta schools, Menta Sports Academy’s guiding principle is “we will never give up.”

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The Menta Sports Academy offers creative and challenging coursework that is thematically aligned to the sports industry. MSA’s low student to faculty ratios and assignment schedules are built on a philosophy of depth and substance over busy work. We believe every student can and will learn when motivated and engaged in learning that is relevant to their interests. MSA focuses on the student athlete whose needs require a flexible schedule and whose interests lie within the sport industry. Areas of study include data analytics, marketing, sports medicine, athletic training, business management, accounting, sales, event planning, product licensing, and many other areas associated with the sports industry.

In order for children to meet their full potential, student athletes must develop content knowledge, social emotional skills and physical skills. The program is designed to seamlessly support integration of academic achievement, training, social emotional growth, and social responsibility. We support maturation of our students by instilling the necessary traits to attain all goals and overcome life’s challenges. This visionary approach to education affords children with relevant just in time learning focused on student interests, improving both body and mind.

Eligible students will have the opportunity to play AAU sports. These occur in the evening and on the weekends. Teams are formed within the school and coaching staff prepare students to compete at the highest level while in high school. This provides students with an opportunity to be seen by college level recruiters and coaches. The costs of the AAU sports teams is provided through in part through private donations, tuition, and student work study programs offered through the school.

If students are interested in playing sports at the collegiate level, all course and grades must meet NCAA eligibility requirements.
At the high school level, the focus is on a simulated business-based economy requiring active participation in career path activities as well as challenging academics.

Students in grades K-12. Students transitioning from school to life ages 18-21.

Disabilities served: Autism, Emotional Disabilities, Specific Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities, Other Health Impaired, Traumatic Brain Injury, Multiple Disabilities.

5101 South Keeler Avenue, Chicago, IL 60632, 41.7999478, -87.72757390000004

Courtney Guzik
Program Director