Academic excellence is the hallmark of a Mercy education. The vast majority of Mercy students follow a College Prep Program, through a well-rounded curriculum which allows them to also pursue interests in the Fine Arts, Business, and Family & Consumer Sciences.
With a 13:1 student teacher ratio, each student has a customized educational plan designed to ensure her success both inside and outside the classroom.
On average 97% of Mercy students choose to attend college, and 60% of these students receive scholarships to the college/university of her choice. Mercy offers many Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment courses, resulting in a significant number of students completing high school with some college credits already earned. Every student is prepared to continue her education beyond graduation from Mercy High School.
College Prep Classes
AP & Honors Courses
Mercy High School offers a variety of Honors courses in many departments, designed for higher ability students. Advanced Placement courses, which are audited and approved by the College Board, are offered by the math, science, social studies, music and English departments. AP courses assure that students are fully prepared for the challenges of collegiate programs. Most universities grant college credit for students who perform well on the AP exams administered each May.
Mercy High School students can earn college credit by by choosing to dual enroll with the following universities, who have reviewed the Mercy course and deemed it equivalent to their college-level course:
The following are the dual enrollment arrangements in effect for 2013-14. They are subject to change.
University of Nebraska-Omaha
- 3 credit hours in Spanish 2120 for completing Spanish IV
College of St. Mary
- 3 credit hours in Theology for completing Women in the Church
- 6 credit hours in History 111 & History 112 for completing AP US History
- 4 credit hours in Math 220 for completing AP Calculus.
- 3 credit hours in History 160 for completing AP European History.
- 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, Computer Applications, Introduction to Business, Foundations of Business, and Introduction to 21st Century Technology 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.