Graduation Requirements

The academic program at Mercy High School is designed to prepare young women for college.
A student must complete 70 units per year and 280 units in order to graduate, in addition to completing 80 community service hours. Students are required to take Religion every year. Upon completion of these requirements, students will graduate in the spring of their senior year.

Subject Requirements
Mercy requires the following minimum coursework:

  • English: 4 years, 40 credits
  • Math: 3 years, 30 credits
  • Physical Education: .5 years, 5 credits
  • Religion: 4 years, 40 credits
  • Science: 3 years, 30 credits
  • Social Studies: 3 years, 30 credits
  • Visual/Performing Arts: 1 year, 10 credits
  • World Language: 2 years, 20 credits
  • Electives: 70 credits

* A grade of C- or higher is required for courses used in determining college eligibility

Click here for a PDF of the updated graduation requirements for Class of 2019.

GRADING SCALE

Mercy High School uses the following scale to determine grades. Any honors or AP class taken is credited with an extra point in our GPA.

100-98 = A+

97-94 = A

93-90 = A-

89-87 = B+

86-84 = B

83-80 = B-

79-77 = C+

76-74 = C

73-70 = C-

69-67 = D+

66-64 = D

63–60 = D-

60- >60 = F

GPA

Mercy High School’s grading scale is based on a four-point system. A student’s grade point average (GPA) is determined by dividing the total points earned by the number of classes taken. For more information about Mercy's Grading click here.

A+ = 4.00

A = 4.00

A- = 3.67

B+ = 3.33

B = 3.00

B- = 2.67

C+ = 2.33

C = 2.00

C- = 1.67

D+ = 1.33

D = 1.00

D- = 0.67

F = 0.00

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