Tools for School 2024
The Mercy High School Global Scholars Program (GSP) supports Mercy students with an interest in global affairs and prepares them for potential careers in international relations, global studies, or other interdisciplinary careers focusing on fundamental global citizenship per the Core Values of a Mercy Education. Students can earn the certificate with distinction by enrolling in Honors and AP courses.
Relation to Girls' Education
Globally there is a social phenomenon that affects women on a daily basis. It is critical that young women have an education that provides them with a global perspective so they can better understand the way structures and systems contribute to social inequalities that affect them.
Be currently enrolled in or have completed the following classes with a grade of B or better
World Language (Students must take four years of the same language. Mercy offers Spanish, French, American Sign Language, and Mandarin.)
Contemporary World Issues
Completion of two or more Humanities offerings in Global Studies (Beginning 2023-24)
Seniors unable to take new Humanities courses may substitute additional online courses with a global studies focus
CP World History or AP World History course*
AP Environmental Science*
AP Seminar* (Beginning 2023-24)
Seniors unable to take AP Seminar will be assigned a research project tailored to their focus area. Students will be required to present their projects in the spring
AP Research* (Beginning 2024-25)
Seniors unable to take AP Research will be assigned a research project tailored to their focus area. Students will be required to present their projects in the spring
Complete an additional fifteen (15) hours of community service that address one or more of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals or Mercy Core Values
Annual participation in Mercy’s Global Service Learning Project–Mercy Effect which partners students with other Mercy schools around the world on a selected global issue
Participate in a pre-approved Language Immersion Experience abroad in a non-English speaking nation by the end of the junior year.