Panther For a Day

Shadow Program

Choosing the right high school can be a challenging process. Shadowing allows a young man to go directly to the heart of the high school experience: spending a day on campus and in our classrooms. The Shadow Program provides an opportunity for prospective students to ask questions of our students and teachers, to sample the ambiance of the school, and to determine if Elder is a place where he will personally be comfortable.

Scheduling your Shadow Day
We are thrilled to welcome the Class of 2021 to shadow Monday through Friday starting September 12th.  In an effort to ensure the optimal shadow experience, please request your shadow day one week in advance.  Reservations are first come, first served and limited space is available each day.

We are unable to host shadows on the following days: November 23-25, November 28-30, and December 5.  The last shadow day is December 20.

Panther for a Day Details:

Arrival and Dismissal
Visiting students should arrive and check in at 7:45 a.m. in the Main Office, entering through the doors opposite the football stadium.  Students are able to be picked up at 2:00 p.m. at the Main Office.

If you are visiting Monday through Thursday, any type of dress trouser and collared shirt may be worn with dress shoes or gym shoes.  If you are visiting on Purple Friday, you may wear an Elder t-shirt or another appropriate purple shirt, jeans, and gym shoes.

Students participating in Panther for a Day will be provided a $5.00 lunch voucher for use in the cafeteria.

Additional Notes
Students shadowing may bring phones; however, they may not be used during the school day.  Other electronic devices are not permitted.  Panther for a Day guests are encouraged to bring a book or a magazine with them.

Inclement Weather
Please check the Elder website and local news station for school delays or cancellations.  If Elder is on a delayed start, visiting students may arrive 15 minutes ahead of time in the Main Office.  If school has been cancelled for the day, our Director of Admissions will contact you to reschedule your visit.

Panther for a Day Request

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Please request shadow day one week in advance
Shadow visits available September 12 - December 20, 2016
*Closed/Full days: November 23-25, November 28-30, December 5

Emergency Medical Authorization Consent- To enable parents/guardians to authorize the provision of emergency of emergency treatment for children who become ill or injured while under school authority, when parents/guardians cannot be reached.


Parents should contact Mrs. Maura Korn, our Director of Admissions & Marketing at or (513) 921-3427 for questions.