Guidance Department


The mission of the Elder High School Guidance Department is to impart to students the teachings of Jesus Christ and Archbishop William Henry Elder as well as exemplify in word and deed our school motto, "Altiora," to strive for the higher things.  The Guidance Department at Elder High School strives to support all students academically, socially, and spiritually to contribute at the highest levels as productive members of society, through a partnership comprised of the following people:  students, educators, parents, guardians and the community.

School counselors are professional school advocates who provide support to maximize student potential and academic achievement.  All students at Elder High School are provided with personal, academic, career and college guidance counseling as well as individual and small-group counseling opportunities.
The students, parents and guardians are also provided with separate informational meetings throughout the school year focusing on college application and preparation, college financial aid, and school scheduling procedures.

School Profile 2017-2018


Our Student Guidance Counselors

Joe Driehaus
Jennifer Graham
Kelly Kinross
Ken Sovern
Erin Lind
Director Counselor Counselor Counselor College Coord.

A student is assigned a guidance counselor based upon the first letter of the student's last name.  The chart below will help you determine which counselor is assigned to which students in the various graduating classes:

Mr. DriehausA-FA-E921-3430send email 
Mrs. GrahamG-LF-K921-3434send email 
Mrs. KinrossM-RL-R921-3431send email 
Mr. SovernS-ZS-Z921-3435send email 

Transcript Request
Graduates of Elder High School can obtain official transcripts of credits through Elder's Guidance Office.  Click here to print a Transcript Request Form or contact Mr. Joe Driehaus at or 513-921-3430. When requesting a transcript please provide us with your full name, birth date, year of graduation, and the correct mailing address that the transcript is to be sent. There is a $5.00 charge per transcript. Because of the processing involved, it is necessary to request a transcript at least one week in advance.

Items found on a transcript include:

  • Grade Point Average (GPA) on a 100 point scale
    • Many schools may ask for a GPA based upon a 4.0 scale. If this is the case, see your Guidance Counselor for that number or reference the GPA Conversion chart found below.
  • Class rank of the student
  • A list of the classes taken at Elder and the level of the classes taken
  • Absences and tardiness from school

All of these items go into consideration when applications are received by colleges, scholarship committees, and potential employers. This is not to say that college acceptance is based solely on the transcript; factors such as the admissions application itself, essays, interviews, test scores and qualifications will play a part in the decision of the institution.


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