Freshman Focus is a way for freshman to adjust to high school. Mercy's ninth graders take part in a comprehensive and professionally-designed program that leads to earlier and greater social and academic success. The program covers a range of topics including the importance of leadership and school spirit, learning time management and study skills, getting along with others, and much more.
Freshmen meet with their senior leaders monthly. The senior leaders serve as positive role models and good listeners. Their primary responsibility is to help freshmen solver their own problems. To do this, they facilitate small group discussions, large group discussions, and provide opportunities for individual reflection.