491Menta Academy DeKalb 912

About Our School

Menta Academy DeKalb 912 is a collaboration with Dekalb Community School District 428 and 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. Our curriculum is personalized to meet the needs of each student, with technology and skilled teachers creating a dynamic learning environment. At Menta’s Academy Dekalb, our unique learning spaces combine traditional teaching with cutting-edge technology and innovation.


Menta Academy DeKalb also supports a transition program designed to ready students for their desired post-secondary opportunity, including college, technical schools, trades, military or gainful employment.

It emphasizes the language and expectations of the workplace and offers job development and placement services in entry-level positions.

Students learn employability skills such as problem-solving, effective communication, time-management, self-advocacy, community integration and transportation, adaptive living skills, and related work behaviors like grooming, hygiene, communication, following dress codes and schedules, completing tasks, and taking initiative.

These flexible learning environments support inquiry-based and project-based learning, designed to prepare students for real-world work environment.

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We envision a society in which all youth can be successful. As an organization, we are especially committed to making success a reality for at-risk youth.