The School Counseling Program at Mercy High School promotes the academic, social, spiritual and emotional, development of all students. The program is designed to meet the needs of the students and assist them in developing a foundation for personal success as they become life-long learners. Students develop the skills essential for making informed, realistic and healthy choices for personal decisions, career choice, and college selection.
The School Counselors are actively involved in meeting the developmental needs of students throughout the high school experience. The counselors meet with students individually and in small groups to help students prepare for standardized tests, examine personal interests and individual strengths related to career options, identify colleges and universities that challenge them to maximize their potential and to search for sources of financial aid and scholarships.
College and career planning is an ongoing process beginning freshman year with the creation of a personal resume of high school activities, use of career interest inventories, and standardized tests. Sophomores can identify their learning style and research career options. Juniors take the PSAT/NMSQT, begin the college planning process, and prepare for the ACT and/or SAT. Seniors begin the college application process and search for scholarship and financial aid opportunities. The counselors arrange opportunities for students to meet with college representatives at Mercy and encourage students to arrange campus visits. Several group presentations are held during senior year to support the college and scholarship application process including evening events for students and their parents. Additional support of the college planning process is available to students and parents through Naviance as well as newsletters for juniors, seniors, and their parents.
The School Counselors welcome emails, phone calls, and are available for meetings by appointment.