ELDER HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT HANDBOOK
Archdiocese of Cincinnati: Elder High School is a comprehensive, four year secondary school for young men in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. This school was founded in 1922 and is named after the Most Reverend William Henry Elder, the third Archbishop of Cincinnati. It is administered by diocesan priests and lay people.
Membership in an Accrediting Association: Elder High School operates with Full Accreditation as a member of the Ohio Catholic Schools Accrediting Association. The “academic year” is the time between the beginning and end of the school year, as published annually and included in this publication as well as elsewhere. The seven class periods are 45-50 minutes in length.
PHILOSOPHY OF ELDER HIGH SCHOOL
Elder High School, a Roman Catholic secondary school, seeks to serve the community in which it is situated by assisting adolescent young men in their quest to become growing, knowledgeable men. As a comprehensive high school serving young men with a wide variety of physical, intellectual, moral, cultural and social endowments, the educational process begins with the young man himself, with his strengths and weaknesses. In thus accepting the young man, we hope to assist in the development of his personality and the broadening of his horizons to the extent that upon graduation he is prepared to pursue whatever further development is necessary for him to make his personal contribution to life and building the Kingdom of God.
We seek, therefore, to aid in the development of a young man intellectually aware of the world as it is, morally attuned to the value of human life and to the responsibility of using technological advances and personal ingenuity in preserving and enhancing that value, culturally refined to profit from the increased availability of freedom and leisure, socially adept at relating to others in a positive way, physically conditioned and emotionally matured to meet the demands of daily living.
MISSION STATEMENT OF ELDER HIGH SCHOOL To lead young men to serve God and pursue Altiora according to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.
Elder High School admits students of any, religion, race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students. It does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of educational policies, admission policies, loan programs, athletic and other school-administered programs.