Academic Program Overview
Mercer High School (MHS) staff work closely with local districts to ensure the completion of graduation requirements. MHS is a state-approved testing site and all students participate in either the New Jersey High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) or the Alternative Proficiency Assessment (APA), as well as the EOC Biology and EOC Algebra assessments. Students are instructed in Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and World Languages.
Students are instructed according to the New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards (CCCS). In order to enhance progress in the general curriculum, students receive support from a reading specialist as well as direct instruction from special education staff who are highly qualified in the academic subjects they teach.
A variety of instructional methodologies support the different learning styles of students enrolled in the school. Individual and small group instruction is the hallmarks of the program. Students also benefit from a wide range of computer technology both to increase access and to provide error-free learning and consistent practice of skills.