Q: What is the Shadow Program?

    A: The Shadow Program is an opportunity for prospective students to get a hands-on feel for Titan life. Your student will spend a day with a Martha Layne Collins student host, attending classes. 

    Q: Who will host the visiting student for the day?

    A: If your student knows a current Collins High School student, in good standing, you may request to shadow him/her. Otherwise, your student will be paired with a Collins student based on their interests. Sibling shadows are permitted.

    Q: Does a student have to be accepted to Collins High School before they participate in this program? 

    A: Acceptance is not required; however the program is reserved for prospective rising 9th-grade students or high school students interested in transferring from another school to Collins. 

    Q: What should visiting students wear when they Shadow?

    A: The dress code for shadow students is very similar to that of the Collins High students.  Please see below: 

    Girls – Appropriate Dress Guidelines 

    • Skirt (no shorter than 3" above the knee)
    • Blouse/nice shirt
    • Dress (no shorter than 3" above the knee)      
    • Pants (denim is allowed) 
    • Current school uniform (if you have one)
    • Shoes with covered toes and heels      
    • Tennis shoes


    • No holes allowed in any clothing
    • No low or revealing necklines
    • No bare midriffs      
    • No facial piercings (other than earrings)         
    • No leggings

    Boys – Appropriate Dress Guidelines 

    • Pants/shorts (i.e. khakis, Dockers, Jeans)
    • Shirt with sleeves – polo or button down
    • Current school uniform (if you have one)
    • Shoes with covered toes and heels
    • Tennis shoes


    • No excessively baggy attire
    • No facial piercings of any kind (including earrings)

    Q: How long is a typical Shadow Day? 

    A: Shadow students will arrive at 8:30 am.  Dismissal is at 12:00 pm.  Students should be dropped off and picked up in the front Office and must be signed in and out upon arrival and dismissal. 



    Martha Layne Collins High School offers the Shadow Program to 8th-grade students and high school transfer students Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the months of September through April. Visit times are from 8:30 am until noon.

    PLEASE NOTE: The Shadow Program is not to be used just to visit friends for the day. The program is designed for students interested in making Martha Layne Collins School their possible high school home. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.