New Students - Mercy High School

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New Students

Welcome, newest Mercy Girls!

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.  

Log in to your account with us to complete your registration, pay your deposit/registration fee, and access medical forms. New Student Registration is due March 8, 2019.  (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.) 

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Important Info

Important Dates Update

Summer Assignments 2019 ** NEW

Freshman Supply List 2019 2020 ** NEW

Medical Record Form for All Students

Maryland Immunization Certification Form

Physical Form for Athletics

Uniform Information

Van Dyke & Bacon Shoes 

Used Uniform Sale 2019

iPad Guidelines 2019-20

Car Pool

Big Sister Little Sister Survey For Little Sisters

FAQs


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 in Mercy's Dining Hall on Thursday, May 30th. Please see the flyer above for more details.

All students must purchase an iPad and an iPad case with attached keyboard (iPad Air preferred, mini and iPad 2 acceptable). Please see the flyer above for more details.

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.

All students must purchase an iPad and an iPad case with attached keyboard (iPad Air preferred, mini and iPad 2 acceptable).  iPads may be purchased anywhere they are sold (such as the Apple Store, Best Buy, online, etc.). Please see the flyer above for more details.

Fall athletic tryouts will be held beginning August 15th. In order to try out, we must have received the completed medical form for athletics, signed by a physician. 

  • August 26-28th Freshman Orientation
  • September 3rd First Day of Classes

Please see the flyer above for more details.

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 2019.

We are so happy to have you as part of our Class of 2023!

To register, simply log in to your account (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 $860. 

Please see the flyer above for more details regarding important dates.

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 Dance Troupe, you may do both.

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

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.

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.

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.

The Mercy Spirit Store is open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Our store is run by volunteers, so please call our reception desk to ensure the store is open before arriving.

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.

Summer reading and other assignments will be posted in June.