psychology, and specialized direct instruction for students with disabilities. A school nurse is also available to assist students.
Testing and Other Services.
Career information is accessible on-line through the Ohio Career Information System (OCIS) and Career Dimensions.
Educational information, including catalogs and videos for colleges and technical schools are available in the Guidance Resource Center. In addition, college handbooks and information on financial aid and scholarships can be obtained in the Guidance Resource Center or on the Guidance website.
The STS High School Placement Test (HSPT) is administered to all potential incoming freshmen. The test measures verbal and quantitative abilities as well as developed skills in reading, mathematics, language and science. The test results are used in the placement process.
All students take the necessary OGT tests mandated by the State of Ohio.
Sophomores take the PLAN, a series of curriculum-based tests and interest inventory. The PLAN is recommended preparation for the ACT test.
Juniors take the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) in October. The results of this test will help the student estimate his ability to do college work. The test results are also used as a basis for the scholarships administered by the National Merit Corporation.
Advanced Placement (AP) courses and testing for college credit are available for recommended juniors and seniors.
College entrance examinations are required for most colleges. Applicants are asked to submit scores from either the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or the American College Test (ACT). Practice tests and registration information are available in the Guidance Resource Center. Elder is a testing center for the SAT.
Spirit Store: Located in the Edward F. Donohoe Center, it carries some school supply items, a wide variety of acceptable school wear, gift items and spirit wear. Hours vary throughout the year and are posted both at the store and on-line (see: www.ElderHS.org/Home/SpiritStore)
Lost and Found: Located in the Main Office, items turned into the Lost and Found will be kept for thirty (30) days. If not claimed after this time, they will be donated to a worthy charity.