Apply to PPHS

Applying to South Bend

Purdue Polytechnic High School South Bend will operate on a lottery-based enrollment system. Purdue Polytechnic High School is a Free Public Charter School open to any incoming 9th or 10th-grade student. PPHS South Bend will enroll up to 100 students per grade. 

If you are looking to enroll in the 2021-2022 school year, please contact for late enrollment information. 

Click here to view the South Bend application for the 2022 school year. 

Our priority application lottery process will begin on November 1st of 2021 remain open until January 29th. After lottery results are released in early February. If there are seats available after February 1st, we will implement a first-come, first-serve application window until the school reaches capacity. 

Students that have been accepted into Purdue Polytechnic High School South Bend will be notified by email and phone.  

There are no GPA requirements, tests or fees required to attend PPHS. All students from anywhere in the South Bend area, regardless of current academic standing are encouraged to apply! 

Critical Dates for PPHS South Bend 

  • November 1st - Applications for the 2022 school year are available
  • January 29th - Applications for the 2022 school year are reviewed and the lottery window closes. 
  • February 1st - Applications for the 2022 school year are opened on a first come, first serve basis. 

Applying to Indianapolis North or Indianapolis Downtown

Both PPHS Indianapolis North and PPHS Downtown are part of Indianapolis’ common enrollment system called Enroll Indy. All students within the Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) system who are attending high school for the first time or those who are transferring schools need to sign up with Enroll Indy and select Purdue Polytechnic High School as their first choice. 

If you are a student who is coming to Purdue Polytechnic High School from a non-IPS school system, from a private school, or a charter school, you must register with Enroll Indy. 

Enroll Indy allows students the opportunity to participate in a common enrollment system without the need to remember different schools’ enrollment deadlines or worrying that they don’t have the connections to get into the “top schools.” 

To register for Enroll Indy – and ultimately to enroll at Purdue Polytechnic High School Indianapolis North or Englewood – you need to click here.

Once you have created your user account, you need to select Purdue Polytechnic High School as your first choice. If you are unsure of which campus you prefer, please reach out to

Students who are admitted to either campus at Purdue Polytechnic High School have the opportunity to transfer campuses if space permits. 

Critical dates for Enroll Indy

Round 1

  • October 29th, 2021 - Round 1 opens to the public
  • January 31, 2022 - Round 1 closes
  • February 24th, 2022 - Round 1 results are released to families 


Round 2

  • February 1st, 2022 - Round 2 opens to the public
  • April 29th, 2022 - Round 2 closes
  • May 19th, 2022 - Round 2 results are released to families 


Late Enrollment 

  • June 1st, 2022 - Late enrollment window opens