The Merced High School Advanced Placement program is open for any student that wishes to be challenged in the fields of Chemistry, English, Physics, Government, Spanish, Biology, Calculus, Statistics and Studio Art. The teachers at Merced High School work very hard to ensure that their students work their hardest, which explains the high percentage of students that pass the Advanced Placement examinations with a score of 3, 4, or 5. Merced High School's Advanced Placement exam and test scores have earned it a place among the Top 1300 schools in the United States by Newsweek Magazine as well as a Bronze Award from U.S. News & World Report, making it one of the top 1,800 schools in the United States.
The Merced High Academic Decathlon team took the title of 2009 Merced County Champions and competed in Sacramento in March, 2009 taking 5 medals.
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