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Advanced Placement & Dual Credit

Advanced Placement (AP) Program

The Advanced Placement (AP) Program is administered by The College Board of New York. This program allows students to participate in college-level courses and earn college credit. Secondary schools and colleges cooperate in this program to give students the opportunity to show mastery in college-level courses by taking the AP exam each May.

AP classes are challenging and stimulating, and they require more time and work than other courses. AP classes require energetic, involved and motivated students. Mercy gives extra grade point weight on a student's GPA for taking an AP course and exam. The AP tests are required for all AP students.

Advanced Placement (AP) Classes

Mercy is proud to offer 19 AP classes students can begin taking as early as their sophomore year for the opportunity to earn college credit.

  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Calculus AB
  • Calculus BC
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science Principles
  • English Language & Composition
  • English Literature
  • French Language & Culture
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Physics 1
  • Physics C
  • Psychology
  • Spanish Language & Culture
  • Spanish Literature & Culture
  • Statistics
  • US Government & Politics
  • US History

Dual Credit (DC) Program

Dual Credit is advanced coursework that allows students to simultaneously earn high school and college credit through exposure to intellectually demanding tasks and instruction.

Dual Credit (DC) Classes

Mercy is proud to offer 7 DC classes students can begin taking their junior year to earn college credit.

  • Biology
  • College Algebra
  • English 101
  • English 102
  • Introduction to Law
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Public Speaking

Advanced Academic Achievement

We encourage each student to reach her full potential and achieve academic excellence. Mercy students have been recognized in the following academic achievement areas:

  • National Merit Scholarship Program
  • National AP Scholar
  • AP Scholars with Distinction
  • Governor’s Scholars Program
  • Governor’s School for the Arts
  • Commonwealth Honors Academy
  • College Credit Hours