Pitt Credits

From course enrollment to college registration, from middle school to senior year, our guidance staff is here to help students along the way. We also recognize that preparation and practice is the key to success, so we begin preparing our students for graduation and college entrance exams early. We want them to feel confident and comfortable when it counts.

Attention, seniors! If you bought Pitt credits, you must go online to the university website and have Pitt Bradford send your transcript directly to the college you will be attending in order for your credits to transfer and count.

Pitt Courses: courses marked with an asterisk (*) are the Pitt courses offered by Ridgway High School.

Planning Your Future

We provide various resources to help our students create successful futures, whether they plan on attending college, attending technical school, or entering the workforce. There are also lots of scholarships available for students pursuing a college education.

Our guidance team is here to help! Please feel free to stop by to schedule an appointment or just to talk.

Patricia Schaut
HS Guidance

Nikki Smoker
MS Guidance

Planning For Your Future Starts Here

Whether your future plans are to attend college, attend a technical school, or enter the workforce, it all begins with your graduation. At the Elker Career Hub, we’ve provided numerous resources to help get you to graduation on time and chase your dreams. Take some time to look through these resources, and if you have any questions, give the school a call!

Resources for Every Future

We provide various resources to help our students create successful futures, whether they plan on attending college, attending technical school, or entering the workforce.

Graduation Requirements

In order for students to be eligible to receive a diploma and to participate in graduation, students must successfully complete 28 credits.

We assure graduation when students meet these requirements. A student may also qualify for graduation by attending high school part time when officially enrolled part time in a postsecondary institution or when securing full-time or part-time employment.

  • 4 English (English 9, English 10, English 11, English 12)
  • 2 P.E. credits (.5/.5/.5/.5)
  • 4 Social Studies (American Cultures, Government, World Cultures, student choice)
  • 1 Art/Humanities
  • 4 math (Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry)
  • 8 electives
  • 4 science (Chemistry, Biology, Physics, student choice)
  • 1 health

Resource List

Job Shadowing

Job shadowing is a school/community experience that allows students to observe people in the community as they perform their regular job duties. It is a school-sponsored career exploration activity. During a job shadow, students observe an employee for a short period of time to learn about the business, industry, or profession of the employee. Job shadowing is a short-term, workplace learning opportunity, with an emphasis on exploration, not work.

Financial Aid Resources

Transcript Requests

To request your transcript, please complete this form, and mail or fax it to our office.

Community Service

In addition to academic graduation requirements, students in grades 9–12 will complete community service hours during their time at Ridgway High School. Community Service provides students with the opportunity to explore ways to enhance their community to become a well rounded citizen in their community.

Ongoing community service opportunities:

  • Ridgway Animal Haven: (814) 389-7080
  • Ridgway Eagles: (814) 773-7435
  • Ridgway Elks: (814) 773-5025
  • Ridgway Fire Department Bingo (Tuesdays from 5-8p.m. on N. Broad)
  • Ridgway Legion: (814) 772-7425
  • Ridgway VFW: (814) 772-0036
  • Elk County Humane Society: (814) 834-3247

Entrance Exam Resources