Merrol Hyde Magnet School

 At Merrol Hyde, we understand the importance of helping students to prepare for the college admission process.  100% of our students are college-bound.  We work closely with our students to ensure they are aware of the many important steps one must take leading up to their senior year and during their senior year.  

Mrs. Falise hosts many senior meetings throughout the year to help guide students through the college admission process.  In addtion to this, our school-wide advisory for seniors provides students with the support, education, and time needed to work their way through this process.


All seniors will take the ACT on October 19, 2021.  All juniors will take the ACT in the spring 2022.

Students who wish to take the ACT outside these dates, please visit to sign up.  Here is a list of the 2021-2022 test dates.

Remember that it takes anywhere from two-eight weeks from the test date before you receive your test results.  

Students who wish to send their ACT scores to colleges and unversities may ask Mrs. Falise to send their score when completing their Transcript Request form OR the student may make the request directly with ACT,

 The ACT is designed so by the end of your junior year, you’ve likely covered all the material that you will see on the test.

Testing Time = 2 hours & 55 mimutes (optional 40 minute essay)

Score Range = Composite 1–36 (writing domain scores: 2–12)

COST = $55 ($70 with essay) 

Want to compare the ACT with SAT?  Click here.

Click here to learn about Superscoring.

All sophomores & juniors will take the PSAT on October 13, 2021.  For sophomores this is a practice test.  When students take this as juniors, they are taking this with the goal of qualifying for the National Merit Scholarship Program.  In years past, we have had numerous students recognized as Commended Students, Semi-Finalists, and Finalists!

The PSAT/NMSQT is highly relevant to your future success because the focus is on the skills and knowledge at the heart of education. They’ll measure:

What you learn in high school
What you need to succeed in college

PSAT Scholarships & Recognition

PSAT Practice


Students Interested in attending a U.S. Service Academy! 

Do you have a student who wishes to attend? If so, interested students will need a nomination from their Congressman or U.S. Senator.


               United States Air Force Academy                     

               United States Naval Academy                          

               United States Coast Guard Academy              

               United States Military Academy                       

               United States Merchant Marine Academy     

n order to attend one of the United State Military Service Academies (U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, and U.S. Military Academy at West Point) you must receive a Congressional Nomination from one of your State’s U.S. Senators, a U.S. Congressman, or the Vice President. Please note that the U.S. Coast Guard Academy does not require a Congressional Nomination. 

Eligible applicants must be:

  • unmarried citizens of the United States with no dependents and;
  • at least 17 years old but not past their 23rd birthday on the first of July of the year they wish to be admitted and;
  • a resident of Tennessee. You, or your parents, must claim Tennessee as your primary state of residence.

Senator Bill Hagerty

Senator Marsha Blackburn

Congressman John Rose

Shared Vision

Merrol Hyde Magnet School is committed to excellence in K-12 education by utilizing the Paideia philosophy of educating the whole child - body, mind, and spirit - while encouraging and nurturing a life long love of learning.

Merrol Hyde Magnet is an academic magnet school with an emphasis in foreign language.  Rigor and challenge at an accelerated pace are expected and embedded in our curriculum.