About the Alumni Association


Founding Members Legacy Guild

was created to strengthen the Legacy Fund account,

which provides scholarship awards to graduating seniors.
We honor those listed below for their initial support of Shortridge
students who strive to achieve at the highest academic level.

Founding Members Legacy Guild List
(Click Here)

Our History

Shortridge High School was established in 1864 and is the oldest public high school in the State of Indiana. Shortridge had an Alumni Association from the 1940's through the 1960's but in 1981 Shortridge was closed for several years before reopening as a middle school in 1984.

In 2006 a complete renovation of the building was begun (including adding air conditioning) with plans to reopen as a magnet high school for law and public policy in the fall of 2009. At that time the school was renamed Shortridge Magnet High School for Law and Public Policy.

The Shortridge Alumni Association reorganized in 2007 after a five-year effort known as the Shortridge All Ways Planning Committee. In 2009 the committee launched a Grand Reopening Event and began an application for 501 (c) 3 status which was granted in the fall of 2011.

In November of 2014 the Indianapolis Public Schools Board of Directors voted to move the Law and Public Policy program from Shortridge to Arsenal Technical High School. And to move the International Baccalaureate program to Shortridge making it an IB World School.

Our Association recognizes the academic excellence, rigor and life skill preparation with which Shortridge is currently preparing its students. The school's leadership continues their commitment to providing the best experiences for students as well as our alumni base. And they remain interested in the continued success of Shortridge in the Butler Tarkington neighborhood.

The Shortridge Alumni Association Board of Directors serves without compensation and governs an all-volunteer organization. As a support arm of Shortridge, the Board works with the school administrators to effect positive change. The principal and a student representative for each class of the student body are ex-officio members of the Board (without voting powers).

The Board raises funds to meet expenses and to fund scholarships and programs which benefit students. Membership dues, special events and annual fund campaigns that target alumni and local interest groups are the sources of that support.

The following documents provide additional information about our organization.

SAA Mission Statement

2013 Amended By-laws

Hall of Fame Application Form

SHSAA Organizational Description