Learning in the 21st Century
“Mercy makes learning exciting!” – Mercy Student
At Mercy High School, information technology is central to the teaching and learning process and to the way the school operates on a day to day basis.
Mercy High School utilizes technology as a tool to improve the quality of education and to equip students with the technology skills needed for success in college and their careers. Faculty and staff are committed to guiding and learning along with students to raise the technology expertise of the entire school community.
Mercy Provides the following advantages in educational technology:
- Classrooms equipped with digital projection and interactive technology to facilitate both teacher and student presentations
- Enhanced course offerings including Digital Music Recording, Digital Photography and AP Computer Science courses.
- Online summer classes to fulfill academic requirements and take electives not offered during the school year.
- Office 365 account for all enrolled students which includes a download of full Office Suite software on up to five devices.
- School Counseling (Guidance) wing equipped with computer work stations providing students with easy access to college and career resources.
- Laptops for every faculty member and access to professional development opportunities.
- A Technology Committee, with representatives from administration, faculty, staff, board, parents and community members, that meets regularly to oversee implementation of the Technology Strategy and annual plans.
- Comprehensive academic and acceptable use policies, including regular programs on cyber-safety for both students and parents.
Technology Requirements for the 2020-2021 School Year
Calculator Requirements for the 2020 - 2021 School Year
To enhance remote and in-person learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, additional equipment and subscriptions were pruchased:
- Mobile Whiteboard for social distance learning
- 37 Web Camera for remote instruction
- 25 Webcamera Stands for classrooms
- 10 USB writing tablets for remote instruction
- Nearpod subscription for remote instruction
- 10 Surge Protectors for increased technology needs
- 23 HP ProBook laptops, keyboards, docking stations
Microsoft Teams is the web-based software which provides an exciting communication tool for students and parents, including individualized classroom websites for teachers to post homework, upload class notes, and provide links to relevant internet sites. Our student information system FACTS gives students and parents one easy place to find homework assignments, current grades and school calendar.
Library Media Center
“Mercy is a place to learn surrounded by caring friends and leaders.” - Mercy Student
In the Library Media Center, Mercy High School students discover and explore the world beyond the classroom. The Library Media Center is a center of activity for students and faculty members alike, providing access to a wide array of resources designed to support the curriculum and learning environment of the school.
Each fall, freshwomen participate in library orientation classes where they are introduced to research procedures, databases and library policies, and an introduction to the technology used at Mercy.
The Library Media Center is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm. An adjoining computer lab has 25 computers for school related internet research or assignments.
The Library Media Center is staffed by:
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- Ms. Christina D'Amico '13, Technology/Library/Advancement Assistant.
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