Minnetonka Academic Success Time (MAST) runs on Wednesdays from 7:55 to 8:35 a.m. On MAST mornings, 1st period begins at 8:40 a.m. Each remaining period in the day is shortened by six minutes so that school ends at the normal time and buses can follow their regular schedules.
MAST assignments: Focused, instructional time with teachers. Teachers assign students to MAST sessions based on academic performance with the goal of providing targeted, just-in-time instruction. Students are assigned to MAST for a variety of reasons from missing work, to writing conferences, to preparing for forthcoming assessments. It is not just for students in academic distress, but for any student who might benefit from focused instructional time with their teacher.
If your child is assigned to a MAST session, our scheduling system sends the following notifications:
- You and your child (via their Minnetonka Google email account [studentID@mtka.org] will receive an email from email@example.com on Tuesday afternoon that includes the subject, teacher, and location of the session.
- Students will also receive a push notification on their iPad.
MAST attendance expectations and notification: Student attendance and participation during this instructional time is critical to their academic success. Students are required to follow the same attendance expectations and procedures as regularly scheduled classes. Before MAST assignments are scheduled, counselors, case managers, and administrators work carefully to resolve scheduling conflicts so that students are assigned to only one MAST session. Assignment to a MAST session takes priority over make-up testing. If your teen does not attend the scheduled MAST session, you will receive a separate email on Thursday morning indicating that they were absent.
Students who are not assigned to a MAST session can either engage in academic work in the school or arrive in time for 1st period to begin at 8:40 a.m.