All students interested in attending Mercy High School are required to shadow for a day either their 7th or 8th grade year. Shadowing at Mercy for a day really helps students determine if this is the high school for them. During your shadow day, you will meet a variety of Mercy students, faculty and staff. You will attend classes and learn more about the many opportunities you can become involved at Mercy in athletics, fine arts, campus ministry, and extracurricular activities.
Students are welcome to shadow a Mercy Girl that they already know, or Mrs. McGill, the Director of Admissions will pair students with a Mercy Girl who shares common interests in classes and extracurricular activities. Mercy Girls are only allowed to have one shadow visitor during the day.
In order to schedule your shadow visit, please fill out the shadow form, email Mrs. McGill, the Director of Admissions or call (402) 553-9424. We must have TWO FULL DAYS to set up a shadow visit in order to secure a shadow hostess and give the faculty advance notice. Students are encouraged to shadow any time during the school year. We do have a maximum number of shadow visitors on days when several schools are not in session.
In 2016-2017, the 1st day to shadow for 1st semester will be August 29th, and the 1st day to shadow for 2nd semester will be January 10th. Days that are NOT available for students to shadow include:
- September 23rd
- October 14th
- October 19th
- October 21st
- November 14th-18th
- November 23rd-November 25th
- December 12th-January 9th
- January 16th
- January 27th
- February 17th
- March 6th-10th
- April 4th
- April 12th-April 17th
- After May 12th
Current Mercy girl’s shadow experiences:
“Shadowing was the best thing I did in my search for a high school. Shadowing gave me a real picture of what to expect, and what the school’s environment was like. I choose Mercy, based off of my shadowing experience. I shadowed at three schools, and Mercy was the obvious school for me. The other schools were nice, but Mercy was where I belonged. I felt welcomed and comfortable, and I knew that I could be myself at Mercy. Thanks to shadowing, I am now a Mercy girl, and I’m loving every minute of my time as a Mercy Monarch.”
I loved shadowing because I was able to experience firsthand what it’s like to be a Mercy girl. I fell in love with friendly atmosphere and the wide variety of classes offered. Shadowing helped me decide that Mercy was the right fit for me!
Shadowing at Mercy was an experience for me. I knew within ten minutes of the first class that I wanted to spend my next four years here. Shadowing is the only way to understand the open and friendly environment that Mercy is.
Shadowing a school where you will spend crucial parts of your life at, is essential to choosing the perfect fit. When I shadowed at Mercy, I felt welcomed, at ease, and interested. Not only did I get a sneak peek at the school, but I could see why Mercy girls loved it so much, and I was excited to start loving it as well.