Purdue Polytechnic High School announced its second charter school will open in summer 2019 in Broad Ripple on Indianapolis' north side.
Purdue Polytechnic High School welcomed 159 students to its first-ever ninth grade class on Monday (July 31) in Indianapolis. The new school will focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and will feature hands-on project-based learning.
The Purdue Polytechnic High School has submitted its final application as part of XQ: The Super School Project, a national challenge to rethink high school.
As head of the planned Purdue Polytechnic High School in Indianapolis, Scott Bess has a lot of work to do between now and August 2017.
The Indianapolis Charter School Board on Thursday (Dec. 3) awarded a charter to the Purdue Polytechnic Indianapolis High School. The board's decision was the final step in the school's application process.
"With the approval of the charter, we are now able to start making bigger investments in the future of the school," said Gary Bertoline, dean of Purdue Polytechnic Institute. "Our next big steps are hiring a school leader and selecting a location. Both of those goals should be accomplished in the next few months."
Purdue University promises a transformative education with its new charter school in Indianapolis. But can the institution find a leader to live up to that reputation?
Purdue announced last week it would begin a search for the "head of school" at Purdue Polytechnic Indianapolis High School, a charter school that will provide graduates with direct admission to the West Lafayette campus in an effort to increase the university's enrollment of first-generation, low-income students.
Purdue’s Polytechnic Indianapolis High School, which is scheduled to open its doors in the fall of 2017, is bringing active learning into its STEM-based education.
Brooke Huntington, assistant dean for K-12 outreach for the Polytechnic High School, told a story of her high school calculus class.
Brooke Huntington has been appointed as Purdue Polytechnic’s assistant dean for K-12 outreach, effective August 17.
Purdue University is known for providing a world-class college education in the STEM disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. But it’s now looking to do the same in the high school arena.
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