Shortridge High School's mission is to challenge
high-ability scholars from diverse socio-economic and cultural
backgrounds to become lifelong learners who develop personal and social
awareness. Self-knowledge leads scholars to identify and pursue personal
strengths. Awareness and understanding of one’s own personal and local
culture leads to an openness to and understanding of global cultures. As
students identify and explore local and then global issues, they will be
encouraged to take meaningful action.
At SHS, the mission statement determines how we interact as a community and how we design strategic plans for the future.
Along with our educational philosophy and core values, Shortridge High School's mission statement provides the context for our daily activities as well
as the framework for our strategic direction.
The Shortridge High faculty and staff share a common vision of education.
is a powerful force that must be leveraged to create a safer, more equitable and prosperous community. Our vision is that through
education our students will not only achieve academic success, but will also become active and engaged citizens who work for the greater good of
society. The key to overcoming challenges such as violence, poverty, racism,
hunger, homelessness, and unemployment is an educated
citizenry willing to become engaged in civil discourse.
can help solve society's ills. We must teach our children tenacity,
integrity and help them develop a sense of empowerment and an understanding of the importance of service; our
graduates will apply their skills and passions to create a lasting
impact on their community.
- Build upon IPS' strengths to address critical academic needs
- Expand student access to rigorous and engaging baccalaureate and graduate education
- Foster and promote lifelong learning and success in an ever-changing world
- Apply the faculty's expertise and collaborative approach to scholarship, creativity, and research in ways that strengthen communities beyond the school
- Serve as a model for urban education