“We chose Mercy because we were looking to provide our daughters with a safe and secure learning environment at a school that values and promotes education and academics.” – Mercy Parent
It’s all about learning! Mercy High School offers a strong and diversified academic program to challenge students and prepare them for college and beyond. Three academic levels serve a wide range of students’ interests and ability levels: Honors, Advanced College Prep and College Prep. A fourth level, Advanced Placement, is available to juniors and seniors with superior academic ability who may earn college credit for courses in the national advanced placement program.
Mercy also offers students the opportunity to take college level courses while they are still in high school through Wesleyan University, University of Connecticut and Middlesex Community Technical College.
Online courses offered during the summer enable students to fulfill academic requirements or take electives not offered during the school year.
Popular elective courses include Business and Personal Finance, Creative Writing, Drawing and Design, Film-Making, Humanities Seminar, Introduction to Law, Journalism, Psychology, Public Speaking, Publisher/Web Page and Theatre Arts.
Academic Enrichment Opportunities
In order to broaden their high school academic experience and provide an advantage in preparing them for college, each year Mercy students are selected to participate in such prestigious programs as:
- United States Presidential Scholars;
- The Governor’s Scholars;
- Yale University Discovery to Cure;
- COLT Poetry Contest;
- Laurel Girls’ State;
- Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Program;
- National Financial Literacy Challenge;
- Financial Reality Fair;
- Jostens Freshman Leadership Conference.
Mercy High School is accredited as an academic institution by the State of Connecticut and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). In 2013, Mercy received a full ten-year accreditation from NEASC for the fifth time, and was commended for its growth and accomplishments and for excellence in all aspects of its program.