How it works
The key to Mentava's success is allowing students’ learning to be fully self-paced. In school, “gifted” classes are typically 1 year above grade level and just stay there. Schools don’t consider that an accelerated pace of learning compounds over time. A student who can learn 2 years of material in a year should be 1 year ahead after 1st grade, 2 years ahead after 2nd grade, 3 years ahead after 3rd grade, and so on. Few schools are equipped to handle students who learn so quickly.
Mentava follows the “flipped classroom” educational model. Rather than relying on a teacher to teach material, which requires all students to progress at the same pace, we follow a learner-centered model in which a student can progress as soon as they understand a topic. We use software tools that support adaptive, individualized learning, while our instructors monitor student progress and give supplemental instruction when needed.
Mentava is not private school. It is not intended as a wholesale replacement for your child's regular school. Nor do we want to be your child's "school after the school day". Our goal is to allow your child to continue being part of their local school community, attending school with peers their own age, but without restrictions on their pace of their learning.