Counseling and Career Center

School counseling services are provided for students in the following areas: academic, career, and personal and social development. Students may sign up for a scheduled appointment with the Counselor who manages the student set that matches the first letter of the student's last name. Mrs. Kadrlik, Counseling Office Secretary, or Mrs. Peters, Career Center Clerk, would be happy to assist. 

Counseling Office News


The U of MN – Twin Cities Perry Outreach Program

The Perry Outreach Program is a free, one-day, hands-on experience on Saturday, November 11, 2017 for high school women who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine and engineering. Students will hear from women leaders in these fields and try it for themselves by performing mock orthopaedic surgeries and biomechanics experiments.

Participants should be women in grades 10 and up with an expressed interest in science, medicine and/or engineering.  October 11, 2017 is the application deadline. Additional information can be found on their website.





Students and Parents – click on the SchoolShelf logo to access helpful information about:

  • Academic Skills
  • Student Development
  • Parent Involvemnet
  • Career Exploration
  • College Planning


Open House for Multicultural Students

The U of MN - Twin Cities - Saturday, October 7, 2017 on the University of Minnesota campus from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.  Register by clicking here.


PSAT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Qualifying Test)


The 2017 PSAT will be administered at East Ridge on Testing Day, Wednesday morning, October 25, 2017 from 8:35 am to noonThis is one of three tests that will be administered that day. Students desiring to take the PSAT must register and pay $17.00 on FeePay. The site will be open from September 13, 2017 through Monday, October 9, 2017. After you pay the fee, please see Mrs. Peters in the Counseling Office for a study guide. For more information please click here.


Senior Meeting

There will be an all senior student meeting on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 8:35 am in The Loft. The counselors will provide an overview of the college application process including an update of recent changes.

Remember, your transcripts will not be sent until the $15 Transcript Fee is paid through Fee Pay.



Need a Tutor?

The East Ridge High School National Honor Society has tutors available for students that would like a little extra help.  Click here to request a tutor.

Naviance Transcript Fee Payments


Payment of the $15 Senior Naviance Transcript fee is through the FeePay system. Transcripts will not be sent unless this fee is paid. Please click here to pay your fee. Once you are in the FeePay site, click on the picture.

NCAA Eligibility

If you want to play NCAA college sports at a Division I or II school, you need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center. You need to qualify academically (2.3 GPA or above) and you will also need to be cleared as an amateur student-athlete. The NCAA Eligibility Center helps high school student-athletes transition to college. The online content gives student-athletes and counselors a broad look at the initial-eligibility process and detailed information about common eligibility situations.


Parents' Responsibility for Underage Drinking

Parents: Did you know that you are criminally responsible for underage drinking on your property?  Click here for information  about the Social Host Law in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Woodbury.

2017-2018 Program of Studies