To be considered for the National Merit Scholarship Competition, students must take the PSAT as a junior. All MHS juniors are encouraged to take the PSAT on January 26, 2021, during hours 1-3. This is an excused absence.
Students who qualify as National Merit Semifinalists are notified during September of their senior year, about one year after taking the PSAT/NMSQT. National Merit Semifinalists are highly sought college recruits. In addition to National Merit Scholarships, many colleges and universities offer their own significant scholarships that can amount to thousands of dollars each year, half-tuition, etc.
Sophomore registration is now closed. The PSAT test for 10th graders at Minnetonka High School will take place on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 as a practice test before junior year. (The PSAT test taken during sophomore year is NOT considered for entry in the National Merit Scholarship Competition.)
The deadline to register was February 19, 2021. Late registrants will not be admitted. There will be no walk-in students allowed on the day of the test.
*NOTE: if you already registered for the PSAT in January, you did not need to re-register. Further information will come via email as we get closer to the test date.
Exclusively for sophomores, the Pre-ACT will take place on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 simultaneously with the juniors’ ACT.
No registration is required, and student attendance will be marked in traditional fashion. Sophomores who attend school on April 6 will be required to take the exam. This exam will help provide for students a raw test score, which will show them areas of potential strengths and weaknesses toward the ACT. This exam is free. There will be no makeup day for this exam.
WIDA is a federally mandated test to monitor students' progress in acquiring academic English language proficiency.
WIDA for ELL students
January 25-March 19
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) publishes the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), an assessment that aims to evaluate education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students in reading, mathematics, and science. Students are randomly selected by OECD for the PISA test administration.