Thank you for your interest in shadowing at Shortridge High School.

Open House. We will host a virtual open house Tuesday, October 26, 2021 from 6:30-8:00 pm. Join us here.

Shadow Us. Sign up here

Building Tours. Due to the global pandemic, our Open House will be a virtual event. However, we will offer 30 minute building tours on Oct 19, Nov 17, Dec 7, and Jan 11 at 6:30 pm. Each tour is capped at 20 individuals. Tours may be cancelled if we don’t reach a minimum of 5 individuals, but we will attempt to accommodate you on a tour at a later date. Please complete the 21-22 Building Tour form to sign up.

Campus Visits (Shadow Day) FAQs 

Q: What is the Shadow Program?

A: The Shadow Program is an opportunity for prospective students to get a hands-on feel for Shortridge High School life. Your student will spend a day with a Shortridge High School student host, attending classes, advisory and lunch.

Q: Who will host the visiting student for the day?

A: Your student will be paired with a 11th grade Shortridge High School scholar based on the interests you provide on the request form (i.e. activities, sports, etc). 

Q: Must students be accepted to Shortridge High School before they participate in this program? 

A: Acceptance is not required, however the program is reserved for prospective 8th grade students or high school students interested in transferring from another school to Shortridge High School.

Q: How long is a typical Shadow Day?

A: Shadow visitors should arrive at Shortridge High School at 8:50 a.m. to the Main Office off of Meridian Street and be picked up at 4:00 p.m. from the Main Office.

Q: Do visiting students need to pack a lunch?

A: If your student is a current IPS student they can eat a SHS lunch at no charge. If your student is currently attending a school outside of IPS they can eat a SHS lunch for a fee of $3.75. Your student is also welcome to pack his or her own lunch.

Q: How do I sign up for a Shadow Day?

A: Please complete the 21-22 SHS Shadow Day Signup form to request a shadow experience. You may contact Jessica Carlson, IB Coordinator, by email at or by phone at 317-226-2810.