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.
DAVE MURRAY & ASSOCIATES / THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR COLLEGE COSTS
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.
Indiana College Cost Calculator from Dave Murray
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.
Teen Entrepreneur Switzerland Summer Program – University of Pennsylvania
Spend the week in Switzerland and learn about the art of developing business ideas, competitive marketplace, sales, marketing, budgeting and accounting, presentation skills, business plan presentations, and cultural excursions.
SCAD Summer Seminars – Savannah College of Art and Design
SCAD Summer Seminars offer week-long workshops for high school students who have completed their freshman, sophomore or junior years. Students have the opportunity to gain a valuable educational experience while developing their creative vision through exciting art and design assignments and projects. Participants may attend only one session per location (Atlanta/Savannah).
Minority Engineering Program – Purdue University
At our Summer Engineering Workshops, you will learn about the many different projects engineers work on, create your plan to be successful in college and your future job, turn your ideas into reality through hands-on projects, and prepare competitive college and scholarship applications.
New England Center for Investigative Reporting – Boston University
Our investigative reporting workshop is designed for high school students (grades 9 - 12, international students are also welcome) who are interested in investigative reporting, journalism, or writing. Based at Boston University, The New England Center for Investigative Reporting's summer workshop is a perfect opportunity to learn more about journalism, and explore the exciting city of Boston!
High School Summer Academy – Hanover College
If you've ever wanted to experience college life while still in high school, then Hanover's Summer Academy program may be the perfect opportunity. Our respected professors teach a wide range of subjects that will help engage and expand your interests as well as deepen your knowledge of a topic.
8th Annual Phantoscope High School Film Festival – Richmond Art Museum
The Richmond Art Museum, located in Mid-Eastern Indiana, is announcing the 8th Annual Phantoscope High School Film Festival. A new partnership between RAM and the Indiana State Museum has formed and with it, Phantoscope will be held at the Indiana State Museum in 2014! Phantoscope is a film competition for students in grades 9-12. Each year, student filmmakers submit original short films to this juried competition where one will be selected to win a grand prize of $1000. Awards are given for other categories as well including: Best Editing, Screenplay and Acting.
Young Global Scholars Program – Yale University
The Yale Young Global Scholars Program (YYGS) is an academic and leadership-development program for talented high school students. YYGS is administered and hosted by Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and our two-week residential sessions in June, July, and August draw students together from all over the world.
Session 1 | Science, Policy, and Innovation | June 16 - June 29
Session 2 | Politics, Law, and Economics | July 7 - July 20
Session 3 | Studies in Grand Strategy | July 26 - August 8
Opportunities to Learn About Business – Wabash College
The OLAB week (this year from July 13-19, 2014) is demanding and challenging. We’re looking for high quality, motivated students. Interest in business is NOT required—there are plenty of opportunities (from making a TV commercial to giving speeches) for creativity in running a business. Your best AP English student and that superb pianist are excellent candidates for the program. Applications must be received by April 21, 2014 for this year’s program, which runs from July 13-19, 2014.
Summer Engineering Exploration Camp – University of Michigan
The Summer Engineering Exploration (SEE) Camp is a one-week, residential camp for high school students interested in engineering. Hosted by the Society of Women Engineers at the University of Michigan, SEE camp provides opportunities for the campers to discover the possibilities of engineering.
Kelley School of Business Young Women's Institute – Indiana University
YWI is a week-long experience for young ladies during the summer between their junior and senior years in high school. Participants are able to live on campus, hear from Kelley professors, spend time in fellowship with other high-achieving, like-minded young women, and take part in a problem-solving business case competition. This year, our sessions occur from June 8-13 and June 22-27. The application is available at here, and is open until March 15th.
Informatics and Computing Summer Workshops - IUPUI
Each summer, the School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI offers high school students a unique selection of week-long workshops – fun, interactive learning experiences designed as an introduction to the exciting field of informatics and computing. High school students will engage in immersive, hands-on practice in interactive media development from a diverse and experienced group of faculty of the Department of Human-Centered Computing, while using state-of-the-art computing facilities and media equipment.
Summer Institutes and Summer College - Stanford University
Pursue an intensive single-subject course covering advanced material not normally offered at your school, live in small academically themed residences and learn with instructors and peers who share your interests and talents.