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

Our virtual Open House was Tuesday, October 26th, but the recording is available here. We go into the specifics of what it means to be a blue devil, including pathway options, athletics, clubs and much more. The Q&A session is included as well.

Shadow Us. Our shadow season runs annually October through January. is the platform for enrolling your student at Shortridge HS. Round 1 enrollment closes January 31, 2022 and round 2 enrollment closes April 29, 2022. Please reach out to Mary Garner at for shadowing questions.

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. The Building Tours will resume in August 2022.

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 Mary Garner, NHS sponsor, or by phone at 317-226-2810. The 2022-2023 Shadow Season will open in August 2022.