Academic Policy & Course Catalog

Academic Policies & Graduation Requirements

Our Lady of Mercy is a college-preparatory high school. Minimum requirements for graduation are in line with local and state requirements.

Course Credit Requirements

Subject Credits
English 4
Fine Arts 1                      
Foreign Language 2
Health/Physical Education  1
Mathematics 4
Science 4
Social Studies 3.5
Technology/Business 0.5
Theology 4

Total: 24 credits for graduation

College-preparatory curriculum must include Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, an advanced course (Algebra III, Pre-Calculus, etc.), Biology, Chemistry, and a Physical Science (Physics, Conceptual Physics, Meteorology, Oceanography).

Our Lady of Mercy requires students to take a minimum of two (2) years of the same foreign language.

Theology is required each year of attendance.

The courses listed above for graduation are considered minimum requirements. 

Advanced Placement (AP)

Advanced Placement (AP) classes are offered in Biology, Calculus (AB/BC), Chemistry, Computer Science, English Language, English Literature, French, Government, Physics, Psychology, Spanish, Studio Art, U.S. History, and World History.

AP test fees of $97.00 will be collected before the first day of school. Students who register for AP courses may not drop after classes begin and are required to take AP tests in May. Failure to take an AP test will result in a failing grade for the course.

Grade Scale

Average Grade
90-100 A
80-89 B
74-79 C
70-73 D
69 or below F