Shortridge Undergoes Change Again.

Since the plans to close Broad Ripple High School at the end of this semester were finalized, Shortridge has begun another round of renovations to allow many of those students to take classes with the Blue Devils on North Meridian Street in August.
While classes at both schools continue through this year's graduation (the second week in June), the Shortridge cafeteria is being modified, the music department is being renovated (again) and several areas around the school (like the stage of Caleb Mills Hall) are being used as storage for those rooms undergoing renovation before classes start in the fall.


For those of you that haven't seen the school since the music department was moved from the 4th floor to the Annex to allow for the air conditioning towers as part of the 2007 renovation, the Annex use to house the theater's Scene Shop, the Echo's printing press and the dance studio on the Pennsylvania Street side of the building.

Between now and the fall very few additional activities are being scheduled at the school and
the Alumni Association's Annual Class Reunion has been postponed until Saturday, August 18, 2018.



An IB World School


The
International Baccalaureate Program
at Shortridge



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.