Mercy has four dedicated counselors that support students in a wide range of areas including Mercy curriculum, health and wellness, and the college application process. Our Guidance Department has two academic advisors, one wellness counselor and one college counselor. We consider parents to be our partners in ensuring students' success!
Academic Counselors partner with students in reaching academic success by helping them set goals, create action plans, and select courses that appropriately challenge each student. The academic counselor provides this support both one-one-one and through group presentations. A Mercy girl's counselor will stay with her throughout her four years allowing for a continued deepening of that relationship and improved focus on each student's unique needs.
Please find more information on Academic Requirements HERE.
Details on the Support Process are outlined in our Student & Parent Handbook.
Our wellness counselor is dedicated to supporting the needs of the whole student. Services provided include individual and group counseling services to students, crisis intervention, conflict mediation, and clinical consultation for families regarding outside treatment options. Our wellness counselor works closely with students, parents, teachers, and school administration to develop and implement school-wide health awareness events and educational opportunities. She works to promote a positive overall school climate.
The Mercy College Counseling Program is a program designed to assist students in identifying colleges that are considered a “good fit”. Our belief is that college is a match to be made, not a prize to be won. We strive to help each student develop her understanding of who she is, her values, and her hopes for her life after Mercy. Through a variety of classroom presentations, group meetings with college representatives, and extensive individual guidance, students are assisted in selecting appropriate colleges and are provided extensive assistance in the application process.