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The PSAT is not only the precursor to the SAT, but it is also the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test in the junior year. The content is designed to measure students’ college readiness at the 11th grade level in reading & writing and mathematics. We administer the PSAT to all MCA students in grades 10 and 11 to measure their progress toward college readiness and to practice and prepare for the SAT college entrance exam. 

We value the measures of student learning and the practice provided to the students. We encourage our sophomores to begin preparing for the PSAT in the summer prior to junior year. 

MCA is proud to claim 1 National Merit Scholar, 14 National Merit Commended Scholars, and 2 National Hispanic Students in the past 10 years.

National Merit Scholar
2013 Hannah Chappell
(Hannah attended Abilene Christian University on a full tuition scholarship awarded for her national merit achievement.)
National Merit Commended Scholars
2021 Jacob Hocevar 
Shane Vanderhagen
2020 Dylan Doerner
2019 Joshua Wong
2018  Ren Willis 
2016 Michael Collum 
Liz Wong
2015 Nate Ferguson
Jessica Main
2014 Tim Barber
Kylie Madry
2013 Christian Doyle
David Marolf
Emily Warren
2012 Andrew Collins
2011 Kylar Christison
Rebekah Johnson
College Board National Recognition Program
 2021 Maliq Brock - African American Scholar  
2020  Mark Voelkel - National Hispanic Scholar
2013  Hannah Chappell - National Hispanic Scholar