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Points of Pride

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  • A college-preparatory, customized education for each student is offered with a 13:1 student/teacher ratio.
  • 50% of faculty members have their master’s degrees.
  • 10 Advanced Placement courses and 11 dual enrollment courses are available and translate into college credit.
  • The STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) curriculum is expanding.
  • Students participate in language fairs, history days and other academic competitions.
  • Cutting-edge technology enhances the learning experience.
  • Students and teachers use iPads and other smart devices.
  • Students and parents can monitor their grades and retrieve class notes remotely through RenWeb.
  • Courses are available in Web and Adobe Digital Design.
  • The school has its own app available on the Apple Apps Store and Google Play.
  • As part of its accreditation process through AdvancED, Mercy was evaluated in March 2015. The school exceeded the AdvancEd Network Averages in every category.
  • An Academic Success Center offers an enhanced pathway to success in an environment of support that focuses on academic outcomes, spiritual growth and student success.

 Faith

  • The School is part of a 150-year legacy of education by the Sisters of Mercy in Omaha.
  • Faith in action is part of the Mercy experience. Prayer, retreats, faith leadership opportunities and service projects are integrated into school life. In fact, 25% of the Class of 2015 self-selected to be Eucharistic Ministers.
  • Students volunteer 12,000 hours annually—providing compassionate service for others.
  • As part of the network of Mercy high schools throughout the country, students hold a Mission Week and support educational efforts in Zambia.  In 2016, the school raised over $14,000.

 

Financial Support

  • Students come from 42 parishes and represent nearly all residential zip codes in the Omaha metro area.
  • Mercy believes that a quality, faith-based education should be accessible to any girl who desires it. To facilitate this, the Negotiated Tuition Program determines tuition based on the family’s financial situation.
  • Annually $1.6 million in financial assistance is distributed resulting in 82% of Mercy families benefitting from the program.
  • Mercy provides more financial assistance—per student—than any other Catholic high school in Omaha.

 

Athletics and Extracurricular Activities

  • Students participate in 9 sports, cheer, dance teams, theatre productions, show choir and forensics, as well as 20 clubs.
  • Mercy won the Class B Girls State Soccer Sportsmanship Award for our positive enthusiasm and fan spirit in 2015.
  • Mercy went to state in Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis and Track in the 2015-16 school year.
  • Art students took numerous awards in Artsonia, Scholastic Art, the Governor’s Residence Exhibition Program, the Senior Show in Bellevue and the 2nd Congressional Art Contest.
  • Mercy High Singers and individual performers earned numerous superior ratings at Districts. The Show Choir was runner up in the Ralston Show competition in January 2016.
  • Theatre students receive critical acclaim through thespian competitions.

 

Successful Outcomes

  • Since 1988, Mercy has had 33 National Merit Scholars.
  • 97% of the class of 2016 is attending college; 50% received scholarship awards.
  • Our graduating classes earned $21 million in scholarships in the past five years.
  • 29% of the class of 2016 received the Presidential Award for Excellence (3.5 GPA and above and 24 or higher on ACT).
  • In 2015, Mercy High School received the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Award—the only high school to receive this award.