Welcome, Class of 2021!

You Did it!

Congratulations on your achievement! Admission to Mercy High School is selective, and we know that you are well-prepared for our excellent academic curriculum, as well as ready to participate in the full range of life at Mercy, from athletics to arts, community service, clubs, student government and more. 

We hope you are ready for the excitement of the next few months as we prepare you and your family for the next four years.  

Click the red button, above, in order to log in to your account with us to complete your registration, pay your deposit/registration fee, and access medical forms. (Use the same log in information - email address and password - you used to complete your application this fall. Our portal system works best on the Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers.) 

IMPORTANT INFO 

Download the required medical documents for 2017-2018:

Medical Record Form for 2017-2018.

Maryland Immunization Certificate for 2017-2018. 

Physical Form for 2017-2018. 

 

FAQ

Q

What is the Mercy uniform and where can I purchase it?

A

The Mercy uniform is a white button-down shirt, plaid kilt and a red blazer for formal occasions. Students may choose from a variety of uniform sweaters during colder weather, and may wear knee- or ankle-length socks in white or black, or opaque black tights. Shoes are an all-black buck.

Uniforms are available at Flynn and O’Hara in Towson, and shoes may be purchased at many locations, though we recommend Van Dyke and Bacon on Northern Parkway, just down the road from Mercy.

We will also hold a Used Uniform Sale at Mercy on Tuesday, May 30th in the Dining Hall at 6:30 p.m. Incoming freshmen can purchase a blazer and skirts.

Q

What school supplies do I need to buy for next year?

A

All students must purchase an iPad and an iPad case with attached keyboard (iPad Air preferred, mini and iPad 2 acceptable). Please see our downloadable recommendations for the iPad and school supplies at the top of this page (these will be posted soon).

Q

Where do I purchase textbooks? Which books do I need to buy?

A

Mercy partners with eCampus, an online store for textbooks. You will receive information on which books to buy for your classes in the late spring or early summer, along with instructions on how to access eCampus.

Q

What are the iPad requirements?

A

All students must purchase an iPad and an iPad case with attached keyboard (iPad Air preferred, mini and iPad 2 acceptable). Please see our downloadable recommendations sheet at the top of the page. iPads may be purchased anywhere they are sold (such as the Apple Store, Best Buy, online, etc.)

Q

When are the tryouts for athletics?

A

Fall athletic tryouts will be held mid-August. In order to try out, we must have received the completed medical form for athletics, signed by a physician. More information about tryouts will be determined later this spring, and will be sent to you in May 2017.

Q

When do I start school next year?

A

Freshmen will attend Orientation before their first week of class. Dates for freshmen orientation will be confirmed and sent to families after they enroll. All orientation dates are mandatory. You'll get to know your classmates, become familiar with the school, learn your course schedule, and make sure that you start the new school year stress-free.

Q

Which courses will I take as a freshman at Mercy? When will I get my schedule?

A

Freshmen generally have the following course list:
Biology
Religion
Mathematics (either Algebra I, Geometry, or Algebra II, determined by a placement test)
French or Spanish I (placement test optional for those who wish to start in French or Spanish II)
Topics in Technology (1 semester)
Gym (1 semester)
English
World Cultures
Free Period

Your individual course list may vary, depending on your acceptance into special programs. Students in the Catherine McAuley Honors Program will take honors sections of World Cultures, Biology, and English. Students in Project Lead the Way Biomedical Science will take an additional science course and students in the Visual Art program will take a 1 semester art course, which may alter your freshman courses.

You will receive a finalized course list in June 2017.

Q

I'm so excited about my acceptance to Mercy! How do I register for next year?

A

We are so happy to have you as part of our Class of 2021!

To register, simply go to https://mercyhighschool.schooladminonline.com/portal (the same place and account you created when filling out your application) and start filling out the required registration forms. You will also need to create an account with our tuition management system FACTS and pay your registration fee and deposit of $855.

Don't forget to attend the required New Student Meeting on Tuesday, March 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (check in from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.) for important information about placement testing, uniforms, programs, and other necessary items to get you started next year.

Q

What do I need to do next? What dates should I have on my calendar?

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All students who plan to enroll should join us at the required New Student Meeting on Tuesday, March 22 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (check in from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.) for important information about placement testing, uniforms, programs, and other necessary items to get you started next year.

You will also need to attend the mandatory math placement test on Saturday, April 29 at 8:30 a.m. Please see http://www.mercyhighschool.com/admissions/important-dates/index.aspx for more dates you need to know, including the Used Uniform Sale and start dates for next year.

Q

If I got into more than one STEM program (Women in Medicine, Women in Technology, Project Lead the Way Biomedical Science), can I be in all of them?

A

Wow, we love your enthusiasm! However, because of the demands and requirements for each of these programs, students must choose only one program to pursue throughout their Mercy career.

If you got into a STEM program and an art program (such as Dance Troupe or Visual Art), you may do both.

Q

I have a question about my financial package. Who should I speak to?

A

Please call Diana Rego, Director of Finance, at 410-433-8880 ext. 232.

Q

I would like to shadow at Mercy one more time before making my decision.

A

We would love to have you back at Mercy for a visit! Please contact the Admissions Office at 410-433-880 ext. 214 or admissions@mercyhighschool.com to set up a day.

Q

I need to or I would like to take summer math and/or language arts courses. How do I sign up?

A

Some students will need to take enrichment courses in either language arts, mathematics, or both before starting school in the fall - your acceptance letter will have the details if necessary. If you are not required to take summer courses, but would like to anyway, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@mercyhighschool.com.

Summer courses will take place from June 26 to July 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Math 8:30 – 11:00, Language Arts, 12:00 - 2:00) The cost for the program will be $250 for one session and $500 for both sessions.

Q

Can you send me information about carpooling in my area?

A

Sure! Please contact Admissions at admissions@mercyhighschool.com with the ZIP codes nearest to you. We will get back to you with a list of current Mercy families in your area so you may set up a carpool.

Q

I want to show my Mercy pride with some Mercy Magic gear! When and where can I buy shirts, hoodies, and other items?

A

Mercy gear will be for sale at the Class of 2020 Acceptance Reception on Thursday, February 23 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Q

What is the Catherine McAuley Honors Program?

A

The acceptance of an invitation into the Catherine McAuley Honors Program demonstrates a student’s desire for rigorous academic challenge and the confidence to achieve as a thinker and a scholar. McAuley Scholars achieve mastery beyond essentials in a learning environment that will excite them.

In freshman year McAuley Scholars take the honors sections of the regular curriculum with their math courses determined by placement testing. At the end of freshman year they are given the opportunity to choose honors study in at least two disciplines to be continued over the next three years.

CURRICULUM

9th Grade: take required honors sections of World Cultures, Biology, and English (mathematics and world language based on placement testing and/or prior coursework)
10th Grade: continue honors coursework in at least two academic disciplines
11th Grade: enroll in seven courses and continue honors coursework in at least two disciplines
12th Grade: complete and present a research project
Participate in one co-curriculuar or extracurricular activity each year.

Q

Will I need to do summer reading or any other summer assignments?

A

Summer reading and other assignments will be determined in the spring and sent out to all new freshmen.

Days to Class of 2021 Welcome Reception

Events

Fri Mar 03

Registration Deadline

Tue Mar 21

New Student Night

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Sat Apr 29

Math Placement Test

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM