Cardinal Ritter High School

Guidance Services

The Guidance Office is responsible for standardized testing, scheduling/registration, and report cards/progress reports. This office is also responsible for transcripts, student records, work permits, financial aid information and questions about scholarship information, college deadlines and teacher tutoring times. Guidance office personnel plan junior and senior conferences that are one-on-one meetings with each student, award ceremonies, career planning, and college representative visits.
Below are just a few things that the Guidance Office has to offer.


Indiana College Cost Calculator from Dave Murray
Cardinal Ritter High School continues to work to provide services, initiated through the Lumina Project, in preparation for the transition of students from secondary to post-secondary education. Parents and students attend workshops presented by Dave Murray and Associates/The National Center for College Costs. Workshop topics include persuasive college admission and scholarship essays, mock college admission case studies, college selection, College Survival 101, and college cost estimator. This program also includes college visitations during a student's junior year.

Internships & Cadet Teaching
Seniors may participate in structured internships and cadet teaching experiences, which focus on their particular area of interests. These programs offer hands-on experiences in such locations as Wishard Hospital, Archdiocesan elementary schools, Westview Hospital, Riverside Golf Academy and retail stores, to name a few. Projects and portfolios are required and applications are accepted during the spring of a student's junior year.

American Honors at Ivy Tech
The American Honors program is built as a transfer pathway: it offers an affordable college option that helps top students complete the first two years of college credits for minimal cost. We then help guide students into top-tier, four-year universities by giving intimate guidance on transferring, funding, and more.  Students from last year’s national cohort transferred top schools in state and out-of-state: Purdue to Stanford to Georgetown, and many more.