Emmerich Manual High School was established at 525 S. Meridian Street in Indianapolis in 1891. The high school’s teachers combined traditional curricula, like mathematics and science, with courses in “manual skills,” such as mechanics, drafting and home nursing, and later, technology. Originally known as The Industrial Trading School, it gained national attention for bridging the gap between high school education and job readiness.read more
JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING IS DIFFERENT AT PURDUE POLYTECHNIC HIGH SCHOOL:
CLASS FORMAT, IN-CLASS EXPERIENCES, TEACHING STYLE, LEADERSHIP, AND GOALS FOR GRADUATES
Purdue University is reinventing high school with Purdue Polytechnic High School.
- Too many students who are talented in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are not succeeding or being challenged in today’s traditional education system.
- Our goal is to successfully prepare students for college and careers while providing skills necessary for an evolving workforce.
- Our groundbreaking teaching and learning techniques are being designed to help underrepresented and underserved students thrive and gain valuable STEM knowledge and skills.
- With a heavy emphasis on learning by doing, the curriculum will give graduates deep knowledge, applied skills, and experiences in the workplace.
- This intense program can be a stepping stone to a college career at Purdue University or a direct pathway to a high-tech career, where graduates’ precise skills will help them be successful. Learn more about our academics.
Who should apply?
Students who are curious, inquisitive and action-oriented – wanting to experience the connection between the classroom and life. Learn more about our enrollment process.
Frequent Parent Questions
Do students wear uniforms?
Yes, view the current student uniform policy.
Is transportation to and from the school site provided?
IndyGo provides student transportation. All students have a year-round unlimited bus pass integrated with their student ID. See the IndyGo FAQ for more information