After the closing of Shortridge in 1981 (followed after a few years by its reopening as a middle school), in 2009 Shortridge was "reconstituted" as a high school again and offically became Shortridge Magnet High School for Law and Public Policy.
Seven years later (in November of 2014) the Indianapolis Public Schools Board of Directors voted to approve the recommendation of Dr. Lewis Ferebee, new Superintendent of IPS, to move the Law and Public Policy program from Shortridge to Arsenal Technical High School. And to move the International Baccalaureate program to Shortridge from Gambold High School.
Students in the middle school program at Shortridge (which had continued with the high school since the late 1980's) were moved to other schools of their choice. And those high school students that wished to stay at Shortridge and participate in the IB program or move to Tech for the Law and Public Policy program were allowed to do so or transfer to other schools (inside and outside of the district).
When that was completed, the administration began staffing the schools to accommodate the student/parent preferences.
The Shortridge Alumni Association remains committed to all students that have spent any time at Shortridge. If you have been a student at Shortridge, you are Shortridge alumni.