Bess named leader of Purdue Polytechnic High School

Scott Bess

Scott Bess, currently president and chief operating officer of Goodwill Education Initiatives in Indianapolis, will become the first head of school for Purdue Polytechnic High School, which is to open in August 2017 in downtown Indianapolis.

The Polytechnic High School, a STEM-focused school designed to provide a bridge for inner-city students and others to succeed in high school and to be admitted directly to Purdue University, received its charter from the city of Indianapolis in December after Purdue President Mitch Daniels announced in June the university’s intention to create the new institution.

“We are out to bring a totally new kind of educational opportunity to IPS students and to build a pipeline that brings many of them to Purdue,” Daniels said. “Scott Bess is absolutely made to order for making this vision real.”

Read the full announcement from Purdue News Service.

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