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. Our school counselors strive 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 counseling as well as individual and small group counseling opportunities.

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 Counselors


  Seniors Juniors Sophomores Freshmen
Mr. Driehaus A-F & X-Z A-E & X-Z A-G A-G
Mrs. Graham G-L & T-W F-K & T-W P-Z P-Z
Mrs. Kinross M-S L-S H-O H-O
 

Transcript Request

Students who are currently enrolled at Elder should request an official Transcript of Credits through their Naviance account or see their Guidance Counselor for assistance.

Graduates and former students of Elder may request an official Transcript of Credits either through Elder's main office or pay online with a credit card. Those who wish to pay by check either in-person or through the mail should instead follow the instructions found on our Transcript Request page.

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.

Naviance

Naviance is a comprehensive K-12 college and career readiness solution that helps districts and schools align student strengths and interests to post-secondary goals, improving student outcomes, and connecting learning to life. Registered users may log in to their Naviance account using the link below:

To log in to Naviance as a guest, just click the link above and then click on "I'm a guest" on the following page. Your guest password will be Panthers (case-sensitive).

Meet Our Counselors

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School Psychologist

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GPA Conversion Chart

Letter
Unweighted GPA
Unweighted GPA Scale
Letter
Weighted GPA
Weighted GPA Scale
A
100
4.0
A
140
5.0
A
99
4.0
A
136
4.9
A
98
4.0
A
132
4.8
A
97
4.0
A
128
4.7
A
96
4.0
A
124
4.6
A
95
4.0
A
120
4.5
A
94
4.0
A
116
4.4
A
93
4.0
A
112
4.3
A
92
4.0
A
108
4.2
A
91
4.0
A
104
4.1
A
90
4.0
A
100
4.0
B
89
3.9
A
98
3.9
B
88
3.8
A
96
3.8
B
87
3.7
A
94
3.7
B
86
3.6
A
92
3.6
B
85
3.5
A
90
3.5
B
84
3.4
B
88
3.4
B
83
3.3
B
86
3.3
B
82
3.2
B
84
3.2
B
81
3.1
B
82
3.1
B
80
3.0
B
80
3.0
C
79
2.8
C
79
2.8
C
78
2.6
C
78
2.6
C
77
2.4
C
77
2.4
C
76
2.2
C
76
2.2
C
75
2.0
C
75
2.0
D
74
1.8
D
74
1.8
D
73
1.6
D
73
1.6
D
72
1.4
D
72
1.4
D
71
1.2
D
71
1.2
D
70
1.0
D
70
1.0
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