Students at Mercer Senior High School have the opportunity to take a variety of college-level courses during their high school career. Advanced Placement courses that are offered include: AP Studio Art, AP 2D Art, AP 3D Art, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Language, AP Literature, AP Statistics, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP U.S. History, AP World History, AP Psychology and AP Spanish. In addition, students may take Pre-AP English II, Pre-AP Algebra II, Pre-AP Geometry, Pre-AP Biology, Pre-Calculus / Trigonometry in preparation for higher level honors courses. Finally, students have the opportunity to receive free dual-credit college credit through Morehead State University in the areas of Principles of Teaching, AP Art and AP Spanish. For an additional fee, dual-credit college credit through Campbellsville University can be received in AP Literature, AP Language, AP U.S. History, AP Spanish, AP Calculus, Pre-Calculus.
Our high school has been focused on developing Career Pathways for our students to provide them with a focus while in high school that can benefit their future choice in a career. Possible pathway options at Mercer County Senior High School include: Agricultural Power and Technical, Animal Science Systems, Agriculture Education, Horticulture and Plant Systems, Multimedia, Retailing/Wholesale, English, Engineering, Medical, Science, Sports Medicine, Social Studies, Consumer and Family Management, Early Childhood, Education, Fundamentals of Teaching, and Culinary Food Services. Additionally, students can access these career pathways at the Harrodsburg Technical Center: Welding/Manufacturing, Carpentry/Construction, Electricity/Construction, Web Design/Office Technology, Automotive Repair/Transmission, Nursing/Health Services, Networking/Information Technology.