Mahtomedi offers a variety of opportunities both in and out of the classroom that alllow students to explore and develop skills, interests, and talents. Several are listed below and, where appropriate, links to outside organizations are included. Check back periodically...new opportunities will be posted as they arise.
ACT PREP CLASSES: Advantage Educational Programs provide an introduction to the ACT format and strategies for answering questions as well as instruction for the specific subject areas to be tested on the ACT College Entrance Exam. This 12-hour prep course is designed for students who wish to improve their test-taking skills and overall score on the ACT. Parent cost. Contact the High School or Community Ed for more information.
AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY: For students in grade 11. Promotes leadership and citizenship topics in the areas of rights and responsibilities. Separate contacts for boys and girls.
Information For Girls
Information For Boys
CHOIR (ELEMENTARY): 4th and 5th graders may join an elective choir that meets once a week during the school day. Contact Mr. Pontious for more information.
CONCORDIA LANGUAGE VILLAGE: A cultural and language immersion experience for students of all ages in the MN northwoods. Parent cost.
CREATIVE WRITING CLUB: For middle school students. Meet after school on Tuesdays in the 7th grade pod to practice new techniques, participate in writing circles, and generate their own or collective stories. For more information contact Ms. Mancini.
GIRLS WHO CODE: An after-school club for middle school girls who want to learn or improve tech skills. Parent cost. Contact the Middle School or Community Ed for more information.
MATHCEP: A Saturday morning program offered through the University of Minnesota for students in grades 5-7. Students use critical thinking, problem-solving, teamwork, and STEM concepts to explore ways math goes beyond the classroom. Parent cost.
MATH COUNTS: An after-school club for middle school students who enjoy math challenges. Parent cost. Contact the Middle School or Community Ed for more information.
MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND LESSONS: To get the most out of the band experience, private lessons on the given instrument are strongly encouraged. Professional instructors offer the extra attention necessary to help your musician reach his/her full potential, and it is done on a schedule which is very convenient for the student. Parent cost. Contact the Middle School or Community Ed for more information.
MIDDLE SCHOOL DRAMATICS: There is both a fall play and a spring musical. Contact the Middle School or Community Ed for more information.
MN 4H PROGRAMS: Clubs, after-school programs, and project-based learning. Encourages critical thinking, creativity, global citizenship, leadership development, and public speaking. Offered through the University of MN Extension Service.
NUMATS: Provides your student with practice on the PSAT, ACT, etc., and can give information on his or her academic strengths. It is intended for mathematically and verbally talented students (typically those scoring in the 95% or higher) in grades 3 through 9. Please note: Mahtomedi does NOT use this test for class placement purposes. Parent cost.