Student Shadow Program

  • Spencer Center for Gifted and Exceptional Children is thrilled to open our 2023-24 Shadowing program. The program provides an opportunity for prospective students to shadow a Spencer Center student throughout the school day. 

    Lower School Shadows (grades 3-6) arrive at 9:20am and are picked up at 12:20pm. Upper School Shadows (grades 7-12) arrive at 9:20am and are picked up at 3:00pm. 

    Would you like your student to visit the Wolfpack? We’d love to host them! If you are interested, please complete the following: 

    1. Sign up for a spot here (Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursdays beginning November 2023 and ending in March 2024.  We'll send you a reminder email with a few details on the Monday of your student's shadow date.  

    2. Complete this Google Form with details about your child so that we can carefully select a host student ambassador who shares your child’s interests. 

    3. Before arrival, please complete this emergency medical form and bring it with you: Health-EmergencyMedicalAuth-Form-2023-2024

    4. Pack a lunch and a drink for your student, or have your child’s CPS lunch PIN number printed and with them (it can be used in our cafeteria). 

    5. Parents should bring their student to 2825 Alms Place, arriving at 9:20am, and enter the main doors by the flagpole. Pick up time is 12:20pm for grades 3-4 and 3:00pm for grades 5-12. Upon pickup, a Student Shadowing excuse letter will be given to the parent to provide to your student's school. 

    Parents or guardians are also welcome to join us on an adult tour of Spencer! Please check our school tour information and calendar here and then call the Spencer Center main office at 513-363-5800 to schedule. All tours begin at 9:45 am and are for adults only. 

    *The Student Shadow Program ends March 19, 2024. No additional shadow opportunities will be available for the remainder of the 2023-2024 school year. Shadowing opportunities will begin again in the Fall or 2024 for the 2025-2026 school year.