Mercy High School will be closing its campus at the end of this school year and re-open as a distance learning center in parishes across the North State.

Diocese of Sacramento executive director and superintendent of Catholic schools Lincoln Snyder sent a letter out the community Wednesday explaining the diocese’s decision to close the school. He said the school did not register students or receive donations sufficient to continue in its current form.

Mercy was given a goal by the diocese March 5 to register 70 students and raise $200,000 to continue operating. The school enrolled 41 students and received $137,000 in donations.

Snyder said distance learning has taught the diocese to deliver its curriculum to students anywhere and will allow the high school to transition to a learning center format.

The learning center for Red Bluff will be at Sacred Heart Parish School, Snyder said. St. Patrick-St. Vincent High School in Vallejo will provide instruction using its staff and distance technology so Mercy can remain accredited and offer a University of California-approved college preparatory curriculum….

The above comes from an April 29 story in the Red Bluff Daily News.