• International Baccalaureate Program

    International Baccalaureate Program

    Founded in 1968, the International Baccalaureate® (IB) is a non-profit educational foundation offering four highly respected programmes of international education that develop the intellectual, personal, emotional and social skills needed to live, learn and work in a rapidly globalizing world. Schools must be authorized, by the IB organization, to offer any of the programmes.



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  • Butler University

    Butler University

    As a Butler University Lab School, Shortridge High School hosts new and developing teachers on to compass to learn about the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, curriculum development, assessment practices and school leadership. Butler University is a liberal arts school with a history of doing things differently. In 1855, attorney and abolitionist Ovid Butler opened a school founded on the principle that everyone deserves an excellent education, regardless of race or gender—a bold idea in pre-Civil-War America. He believed that experience is the best teacher, that a love of learning prepares you for success no matter what you do, and that anyone can achieve greatness if they’re willing to put in the effort.



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  • 1st Maker Space

    1st Maker Space

    Shortridge High is home to a 1st Makerspace with 3D printers, laser cutters and design work stations. We also host Makerspace summer camps for students of all ages. The maker movement has attracted hundreds of thousands of makers to maker fairs at events held around the world. Makerspaces (sometimes called hackerspaces) have popped across the country in response to an increasing ambition of people to be producers rather than simply consumers.



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  • Active Indy Tours

    Active Indy Tours

    Active Indy Tours donates time to our Week Without Walls bike rides. They are know for offering the only daily, guided tours in Indianapolis, exploring urban Indy at a human pace. Walking, running and biking tours are conducted at this casual pace with frequent stops where storytellers share the history and lore of our city.



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  • Camptown Inc.

    Camptown Inc.

    In partnership with Camptown Inc., students travel to Spring Mill State Park to camp and hike the local trails, cook their food over an open flame, and sleep in the great outdoors. Past trips have included a college visit to IU, boating, caving and swimming. Spring Mill State Park is home to one of the state's oldest spring fed mills, a Gus Grissom/NASA museum and an 1800's Pioneer Village.







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  • Center For Leadership Development

    Center For Leadership Development

    The mission of the Center for Leadership Development is to foster the advancement of minority youth in Central Indiana as future professional, business and community leaders by providing experiences that encourage personal development and educational attainment. SHS is committed to this mission; our students participate in many of CLD's programming including: Project Mr., Success Prep, College Prep Conference and College Fair, Self-Discovery, College Prep and SAT prep. Transportation is provided to students.



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  • Children's Museum of Indianapolis

    Children's Museum of Indianapolis

    The Children's Museum is in our neighborhood and provides us with a School Membership. This partnership is especially useful to our Life Skills program providing professional development, field trip options and work site opportunities. The traveling exhibits and volunteer opportunities have helped support he IB program model.




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  • Department of Natural Resources

    Department of Natural Resources

    The Indiana DNR provides free and discounted access to many state parks. Our hiking club and Week Without Walls program heavily use this opportunity. Time is spent at Fort Harrison, Spring Mill, Indiana Dunes, O'Bannon, Cliffty Falls, and White River here in Indy. The Law Enforcement Division supports youth archery programs for all of IPS including Shortridge High School.




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  • Donors Choose

    Donors Choose

    Online crowd funding platform allows our teachers to build up classroom supplies, add engaging equipment and take field trips. You can support our teachers and students here: donorschoose.org



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  • EliteGamingLIVE

    EliteGamingLIVE

    EliteGamingLIVE's aim is to provide a platform that recognizes and rewards students that are passionate about video games and technology, similar to a student that plays a traditional sport. Within that platform, EliteGamingLIVE educates participating students on potential careers in video game design and related technological areas including but not limited to coding, computer programming, and web development. Shortridge-based EliteGamingLIVE events take place from February-April and culminate with a city-wide competition in May.



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  • Global Gifts

    Global Gifts

    Global Gifts is a locally-owned nonprofit organization with four locations in central Indiana and Ohio. They are supported by a small staff and a dedicated team of volunteers. Global Gifts' products are purchased exclusively from fair trade vendors, ensuring products are produced ethically and artisans have been paid a fair wage. Products come from artisans in more than 40 countries around the world, each with a unique story. Shortridge High hosts an annual fundraiser with Global Gifts each December where a percentage of sales are returned to the school. The CEO of Global Gifts was a one of our Friday Connect speakers.




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  • Goodwill

    Goodwill

    Service organizations, schools, churches and businesses can help Goodwill and the community by hosting donation drives. This Goodwill program is called Collect and Connect and allows Shortridge to exchange used clothing for vouchers. For every bag of used clothing donated, Goodwill provides $5 in vouchers to purchase school uniforms for SHS scholars in need.








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  • Indiana Blood Center

    Indiana Blood Center

    The Indiana Blood Center provides a continuous, safe and adequate supply of blood products to people of our own communities and wherever blood products are needed. Shortridge hosts yearly Blood Drives, making it convenient for our students and staff to donate.


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  • Indiana Historical Society

    Indiana Historical Society

    Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society has been Indiana's StorytellerTM, connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing the state's history. This organization helps our Freshman scholars research and present their historical inquiry. Our partnership helps set the foundation for a rigorous curriculum.


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  • Indiana PTA

    Indiana PTA

    Shortridge Parents have benefitted from the support and assistance of Indiana PTA as they form a new Parent, Teacher, Student Association. Assistance has been given with establishing bylaws, elections, banking and finance.




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  • Indiana Bar Foundation

    Indiana Bar Foundation

    We participate through the Indiana Mock Trial program, which stimulates and encourages a deeper understanding and appreciation of the American legal system. The program provides the opportunity for students to learn the judicial system through a hands-on experience. Through mock trials, students gain an understanding of society's approach to dispute resolution and justice through an experiential learning opportunity.



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  • Indianapolis  Repertory  Theater

    Indianapolis Repertory Theater

    The mission of the Indiana Repertory Theatre is to produce top-quality, professional theatre and related activities, providing experiences that will engage, surprise, challenge and entertain people throughout their lifetimes, helping us build a vital and vibrant community. Our scholars benefit from reduced cost field trips to see performances and summer opportunities.



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  • Indianapolis Gaelic Athletic Association

    Indianapolis Gaelic Athletic Association

    The IGAA brings to Indy the history and competition of Ireland's most popular sports. With Gaelic Football, Hurling, and Camogie, the IGAA partners with Shortridge's Physical Education Department to teacher and prepare students in these ancient games.










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  • Jefferson Awards Foundation

    Jefferson Awards Foundation

    The Student in Action Team is a program offered by the Jefferson Awards Foundation. This program is offered free to schools to help students learn how to lead their peers through engagement in community service to impact the community and tell others about the issues and opportunities.


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  • Joseph Maley Foundation

    Joseph Maley Foundation

    The Joseph Maley Foundation was established in 2008 with the mission, "serving children of all abilities." We work to build acceptance of individuals through programs that engender compassion and respect for the diversity of life. JMF focuses our efforts on disability awareness, adaptive athletics, creating opportunities for youth leadership, and service learning. Shortridge High School has partnered with JMF to develop peer tutoring and inclusive practices.


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  • NexTech

    NexTech

    Shortridge High is proud to partner with NexTech. Fueled by the widening gap between computer-related employment opportunities and the number of individuals pursuing these opportunities, NexTech connects educators, innovative nonprofits and entrepreneurs to deliver programs at Shortridge High School to assist students in pursuing careers in technology. At Shortridge High School, students can enroll in computer science and coding courses. As well, students can participate in NexTech Catapult, a 15-month program with a 6-week summer camp and full-time internship. Students are compensated throughout the program.



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  • Nine13 Sports

    Nine13 Sports

    Nine13 Sports supports our Physical Education programming in the classroom and during our Week Without Walls program. They leverage their community network to help promote bicycling as a fun fitness activity and mode of transportation. Nine13sports® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that promotes health, wellness, and exercise for local youth between the ages of 8 and 18 through our Kids Riding Bikes® programs. We have created a unique initiative in which we have integrated the traditional bicycle with technology to provide a turnkey product for youth programs, schools, and other community organizations. In addition to individual betterment of health and fitness, our programs promote community, teamwork, and mutual respect for one another designed to foster a lasting impact.



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  • Peace Learning Center

    Peace Learning Center

    Shortridge scholars engage in community building, conflict resolution and volunteering through visits to the center, speakers at after school programs and the MLK Festival. Peace Learning Center strives to create a more peaceful world by engaging the timeless values of respect, dignity, and dialogue between individuals and within communities.


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  • ProAct

    ProAct

    Founded in 2011, ProAct is a champion of service learning, which is more than just community service. We are focused primarily on economically disadvantaged youth whom we organize into small teams. These teams run community service projects in Marion County and beyond. Our participating youth address local social issues and, in the process, learn important perspectives, skills, and values. They develop cultural awareness, practical project management skills, knowledge of other communities, a moral and ethical compass, a sense of fellowship, and values such as hard work, team building, goal setting, taking initiative, and caring. ProAct and Shortridge students work together to create and sustain service learning throughout the city.






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  • Seeds of Learning

    Seeds of Learning

    The Week Without Walls program is designed to help students move out of their normal comfort zones and experience a broader world. However, it is also important for our students to understand their identity as Americans. A grant from Seeds of Learning has helped send students to Williamsburg Virginia last year and again this year.



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  • Youth As Resources

    Youth As Resources

    The United Way Youth As Resources program enables students to engage in the grant writing process and earn some funds to support service projects. Students have received grants to make scarves for a family shelter and support a student-led Autism Seminar.


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