Shadow Visits


Shadow visits are the best way for a student to get a personal perspective of Duchesne's exceptional education experience. Typically, eighth graders shadow in the fall and seventh graders shadow in the spring. Here's how it works:

  • Please make a shadow appointment at least five days in advance by completing the Shadow Request Form.
  • Be sure to schedule your appointment early, as the number of visitors we can accommodate per day is limited.
  • On the day of your visit, you should arrive at the DHS main office between 7:30 and 7:45 a.m. (unless Wednesday is the day requested, as all Wednesdays are a late start of 9:15 a.m. due to faculty professional development). The main office is located in the main building, just inside the lobby. Visitors may park along the driveway.
  • You will receive a complimentary lunch pass, so no need to pack a lunch.

  • Visits are a full day (unless special arrangements have been made); your student ambassador will walk you back to the main office for pick up at 2:40 p.m.

Frequently asked questions:

  • Who will show me around? Our Student Ambassadors must meet certain criteria and go through a rigorous selection and training process. Traditionally, sophomores host shadow visitors in the fall; freshmen are eligible to apply for student ambassador positions in the spring.
  • How are we matched up? You will be matched based on academic interests or co-curricular activities, to the best of our abilities.
  • What do I wear? On regular school days, students who visit from Catholic grade schools may wear their uniforms. Students visiting from public or non-uniform schools may wear any plain slacks (no jeans) and any plain shirt with a collar (no midriff-baring or halter tops); tennis shoes are acceptable (no flip-flops). You will be advised if our students are following a special dress-down day.
  • What should I bring? A notepad and pen will allow you to jot down any points you want to remember; a paperback book, in case your ambassador has a quiz; no electronic devices are allowed.