Mercy offers a college-preparatory curriculum that ensures success after graduation. With a faculty to student radio of 13 to 1, students receive individualized attention from experienced, caring teachers. In fact, more than 50% of the faculty have their master’s degrees, with many teachers receiving local, state and national accolades. Also at Mercy, educational plans are customized to ensure each student’s success in all aspects of their academic growth.
Course offerings allow students to explore their talents by expanding their interests in a challenging and creative learning environment. Critical and innovated thinking are celebrated and interactivity and engagement are valued. Accreditated by AdvancED, Mercy has been recognized as surpassing the national average in the Index of Education Quality.
As part of the school’s strategic plan, Mercy is also expanding its STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) curriculum. These courses leverage knowledge-based expertise and apply practical skill building and critical thinking in an interactive environment.
Mercy’s curriculum is designed to meet every student’s academic abilities and also give her opportunities to excel in a variety of disciplines from traditional English, Math, Social Studies and Science to Technology, Business, International Languages and Fine and Performing Arts. Mercy girls chose from 111 different course offerings for the 2016-2017 school year. Take a look at the Curriculum Guide to see the vast array of classes available for students.
Our students are prepared for college with 99% of the class of 2016 attending institutions throughout the country. These recent graduates also received more than $3.5 million in scholarships.
The Network for Mercy Education hosts Mercy Learning Online for Mercy-sponsored schools around the United States. Nearly 20% of our students each year take summer online courses to meet graduation requirements like American Government or Health as well as to take electives such as Economics, Sociology, and Psychology. During their summer classes Omaha Mercy girls work with students and faculty from around the country on group projects and in class discussions.
Advanced Placement classes offer students the opportunity to take college-level classes while in high school. Students may earn college credit for their AP classes, depending on the college they choose to attend. Mercy offers the following AP courses, approved by The College Board:
Dual enrollment courses are taught by Mercy faculty and allow students to earn college credit while enrolled at Mercy. We have dual enrollment relationships with the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Nebraska Wesleyan University, Midland University and the College of St. Mary. Courses offered for dual enrollment include:
“Mercy High School is accredited by the State of Nebraska Department of Education, the AdvancED Association (formerly known as the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges) and is a member of the National Catholic Education Association, and the Mercy Education Network.”