The academic preparation that students receive at Purdue Polytechnic High School begins at a foundational level and progresses to core and capstone levels in each of several broad categories.

  FOUNDATION CORE CAPSTONE
 

Students master content, knowledge, skills, and processes that will transfer to all career pathways. Successful completion of foundation level prepares students to access the core level.

Students apply foundational competencies and learn content, knowledge, skills, and processes specific to career pathways. Successful completion of core level prepares students to access the capstone level.

Students apply foundational and core skills. Students demonstrate mastery of the competencies required to successfully fulfill their post-secondary plans.

PERSONALIZED LEARNING

Learning experiences are supported by staff, community and industry partners, and peers. Students practice self-regulation and reflection. Projects and learning experiences are differentiated to meet students’ needs, choice, and voice.

Learning experiences are supported by staff, community and industry partners, and peers. Students build the capacity to self-regulate and reflect. Projects and learning experiences are differentiated to meet students’ needs, choice, and voice.

Students are self-regulated, self-aware, and self-reflective. Projects and learning experiences are differentiated to meet students’ career pathways, needs, choice, and voice.

PROJECT BASED LEARNING

Staff and community and industry partners identify challenges and develop structure of projects. Students use a design-thinking approach to create solutions.

Industry and community partners identify challenges. Students develop structure of projects. Students use a design-thinking approach to create solutions.

Students identify issues from career pathway experiences. Students identify appropriate methods and processes to solve problems.

PREPARATION

Students acquire content knowledge, skills, and competencies to support learning. Students are exposed to various post-secondary options within each career pathway. Students assess and develop industry and college preparation skills.

Students acquire content knowledge, skills, and competencies to support learning. Students explore post-secondary options for each identified career pathway. Students participate in certification or college preparation exams.

Students apply and are accepted to colleges, certification programs, or employee training programs. Students engage with faculty and employees in chosen colleges or organizations. Students earn certifications or college preparation entrance exam scores.

PATHWAYS

Students are exposed to career pathways through large group mentoring, field trips, and guest speakers.

Students explore career pathways through individual mentoring, shadowing, workshops, and summer programs.

Students apply skills in an employment opportunity, internship, field experience, or on-campus experience.

PEOPLE

Students develop positive relationships with staff, families, community, industry partners, and Purdue faculty to support students as they successfully complete the foundation level.

Students nurture positive relationships with staff, families, community, industry partners, and Purdue faculty to support students as they successfully complete the core level.

Students are supported as they transition to post-secondary implementation and staff connects them to post-secondary opportunities.