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Visiting Campus

Building Tours: 

Building tours run from October-January. We will offer building tours on November 2nd, November 9th, November 30th, December 14th, January 11th, and January 25th at 9:30 am. 

Additionally, we will be offering tours on October 20th, 2023 (IPS Parents in Touch Day) at the following times:

  • 12-1pm
  • 1:30-2:30pm
  • 3-4pm
  • 4:30-5:30pm

Each tour is capped at 20 individuals. To get on the list, please email our IB MYP Coordinator, Chloe Richardson, at richardsonc@myips.org with your preferred date. You will receive a confirmation email from Chloe Richardson letting you know your date and follow-up information. 

Shadow Days: 

Our Shadow Program  runs from October-January. Your student can shadow a current SHS student for a school day and experience walking to classes, going to lunch, and participating in IB coursework we offer at SHS. Reserve your space using the Shadow Day Experience Form here

The following dates are available for Shadow Days: 

  • October 24th and 26th 
  • November 7th, 14th, and 16th 
  • December 5th and 7th 
  • January 18th and 23rd 

Please understand that our SHS students and teachers are extremely busy in the spring with IB exams, presentations, and 24-25 school year planning and scheduling. After Feb 1, please reach out to Chole Richardson at RichardsonC@myips.org to set up an appointment to meet with our principal and an IB coordinator should you want more information at Shortridge. We thank you in advance for your understanding and look forward to welcoming you in the fall!

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Excursión del edificio: 

Las excursiones están disponibles de octubre a enero. Ofrecemos excursiones el 2 de noviembre, 9 de noviembre, 30 de noviembre, 14 de diciembre, 11 de enero, y 25 de enero a las 9:30 am.

Adicionalmente, ofreceremos excursiones el 20 de octubre del 2023 (IPS Parents in Touch Day) durante estas horas:

  • 12-1pm
  • 1:30-2:30pm
  • 3-4pm
  • 4:30-5:30pm

Cada excursión es limitada a 20 personas. Para inscribirte, por favor contacte a nuestra coordinadora del programa IB MYP, Chloe Richardson, al correo richardsonc@myips.org con tu fecha preferida . Recibirás un correo electrónico de Chloe Richardson confirmando tu fecha de visita y recibirás más información.

Día de observación: 

Nuestro programa de observación es de octubre a enero. Su estudiante puede observar a un estudiante presente por un día y experienciar ir a clases, lonche, y hasta participar en clases que ofrece nuestro programa de IB en Shortridge. Reserve un espacio usando este enlace: Shadow Day Experience Form

Los siguientes días son disponibles para observación: 

  • 24 y 26 de octubre
  • 7,14, y 16 de noviembre
  • 5 y 7 de diciembre
  • 18 y 23 de enero

Por favor recuerde que nuestros estudiantes y maestros están ocupados en la primavera con exámenes, presentaciones, y haciendo su horario para el año escolar 24-25. No podemos tener excursiones ni observaciones después del mes de enero. Le agradecemos de antemano por su comprensión y ¡anticipamos darles la bienvenida en otoño!

Campus Visits 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 an 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 22-23 SHS Shadow Day Signup form to request a shadow experience. You may contact Mary Garner, garnermn@myips.org with questions or concerns.

Q: What would we see during a Building Tour?

A: We would walk through all the common areas students would utilize during their school days here at Shortridge, where they’ll take classes, the courtyard gardens, the cafeteria, the auditorium, the gym, etc. 

Q: What if I’m really interested in a particular subject or specific part of the building? Can you guarantee I can see that?

A: If you let us know on the Building Tour Form [link located above] what you’d like to see and we will do our best to make it happen! 

Q: What if I can’t take a tour during the dates or times given or my group is very large?A: If you have a group that needs a different time, exceeds the tour cap, or if you have other questions or concerns about touring please email Mary Garner at garnermn@myips.org