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Be a Blue Devil!

At Shortridge, we endeavor to think freely, demonstrate intellectual vitality, and address needs and realities greater than ourselves. Are these goals your goals, too? Are you interested in International Baccalaureate programs, visual arts, or performing arts? Then you would be a great Blue Devil!

Shortridge High offers the internationally recognized International Baccalaureate (IB) program for students in grades 9-12 along with a variety of programs in the performing and visual arts, physical and health education, athletics and extracurricular life. The student body comes from all parts of the city and from more than 30 schools.

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Shortridge offers several pathways for study. While all students complete the IB Middle Years Program in 9th and 10th grade, they can do so while choosing introductory pathway courses in the arts or communication. As 11th graders, students begin either the IB Diploma Program, a well-rounded academic program, or one of the IB Career-related Program pathways in the arts or communication.  To sample what it would be like to be a Blue Devil, take a look at these short videos our teachers made by clicking here: Extravaganza Activity Main Page

How to enroll:
Go to, search for Shortridge, and select either or both of the Shortridge programs that show up in the list. All students at SHS have access to both programs, so you do not need to decide at this time which one you are applying to.

Programming info: Check out our academic programs by clicking through this slideshow.

Building Tour: Want to see our building virtually? Click here.

World Changing 101: Each Friday, we meet as a whole school to hear from someone who is changing the world and to reflect on our own plans to make a difference. Check out a recent World Changing 101 interview with Shortridge graduates Quentin Finkton and Anthony Graves.

Week Without Walls: For one week in May, we step outside of our regular classes and structures, and the world is our classroom. Here’s more from a student.

Athletics overview: Check out our athletics offerings and see some student athletes hard at work

Welcome to SHS: A student video about student life and opportunities at SHS

Spooky School: A student video about SHS with scary stories woven in. It’s a weird, wacky ride!

Ms. Larty’s Spanish Class: see a sneak peak into a classroom

More questions about Shortridge?

Contact Jessica Carlson,

A team of faculty and students recently presented to 8th grade students at the Centers for Inquiry. You can watch the recording of that event here