Academic excellence is the hallmark of a Mercy education. Though the vast majority of Mercy students follow the College Prep Program, they do so through a well-rounded curriculum, which allows them to follow interests in the Fine Arts, Business, and Family & Consumer Sciences. With a 12:1 student teacher ratio, each student has a customized educational plan designed to ensure her success both inside and outside the classroom.
On average 95% of Mercy students choose to attend college, and 60% of these student receive scholarships to the college/university of her choice. By offering AP courses, CLEP exam testing on site and dual enrollment, every student is prepared to continue her education beyond graduation from Mercy High School.
A) College Prep Classes
B) AP & Honors Courses
Mercy High School offers a variety of Advanced Placement and Honors courses designed for higher ability students who want to be challenged and who can also obtain college credit. These students can better prepare for the challenges of collegiate programs by taking AP courses such as English Literature, Calculus, Chemistry, U.S. History and European History. Students are also encouraged to take Honors courses, which are offered in a variety of departments.
C) CLEP (College Level Examination Program)
As one of the very few high schools in the nation to offer CLEP testing on site, students have additional opportunities to gain college credit. Testing is web-based with immediate results, offered in 39 different subject tests. This is also a way for students to gain college credit.
D) Dual Enrollment
Mercy High School students can earn college credit by taking Dual Enrollment courses with the following universities:
University of Nebraska-Omaha
3 credit hours in PE3040 for completing Sports Medicine II
College of St. Mary
- 3 credit hours in Theology for completing Women in the Church
Midland Lutheran College
- 6 credit hours in History 201 & History 204 for completing AP US History
- 8 credit hours in Chemistry 103 & Chemistry 104 for completing AP Chemistry
- 5 credit hours in Math 220 for completing AP Calculus.
- 3 credit hours in College French II (1st Semester) for completing French III
- 3 credit hours in College French II (2nd Semester) for completing French IV
Mercy High School offers a variety of classes for students wishing to pursue a career or education in business. Accounting, Consumer Math, Computer Applications, Multimedia, Introduction to Business and Foundations of Business are just a few of the classes students can elect to take during their years at Mercy.
All students need to take a minimum of 50 credit hours in order to graduate from Mercy High School. The curriculum at Mercy ensures that the educational needs of our diverse student population are met, with courses offered at all educational levels.
Please view our current curriculum guide to see all of the courses we offer at Mercy High School.