Grade 10 Planning guide

Sophomore year for many of our students may be their first entry into AP classes. As you build your four-year plan, we encourage those who plan to go to college to try at least one AP or IB class before you graduate. The majority of our students will take multiple AP or IB courses.

The research is clear: students who complete AP or IB courses during high school are more likely to complete their college degree. It's about gaining a strong foundation in how to learn and how to manage the demands of a college-level course. Some students will choose to try this sophomore year, others will wait until senior year. Every student is unique!

To receive a Minnetonka High School diploma, students must fulfill certain requirements. View the MHS Graduation Requirements here.


Choose from:

  • English 10
  • English 10 Honors (Summer Reading)
  • American Studies 10 Honors (Summer Reading)
    • This class closely mirrors the learning activities of the IB Programme. If you are thinking ahead to IB, this class is a great way to try the IB-like experience before making the decision to do the programme.
  • VANTAGE: Business in a Global Economy (AP Seminar)
  • VANTAGE: Digital Journalism (Journalism and Investigative Research)

Social Studies

Choose from:


  • For math, you should follow the recommendation of your current math teacher. Our math teachers are exceptionally skilled in placing students at the correct level.
  • VANTAGE: Business Analytics (AP Statistics)


Choose from:


  • To fulfill the recommended 6 credits during your sophomore year, complete you course schedule with a selection of electives. Review the Skipper Log for current course options.

MHS Students

Parent Information Meetings

For parents with students currently in grade 9, entering grade 10 in the fall.

Tonka Online

Do More in Four

By taking advantage of Tonka Online, you can complete required or prep courses during the summer, flex your daytime schedule or pick up an additional class during the school year. With Tonka Online, you can:

  • Complete three years of math in two years
  • Take two music classes during the year
  • Pursue electives that align with your passions
  • Ensure time for specialty programs during your junior and senior year.

With more than 300 courses offered at Minnetonka High School—including programs like VANTAGE, International Baccalaureate, Project Lead the Way, and a world-class fine arts program— students occasionally have a hard time making it all fit. Tonka Online can help!