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
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
National Hispanic Recognition Students
2020  Mark Voelkel
2013  Hannah Chappell