Benefits of attending

Students who attend Purdue Polytechnic High School will:

spend time each morning

spend time each morning in their Personal Learning Community (PLC), setting goals and discussing academic progress with their teachers

take ownership of learning

and set weekly schedules with fewer class periods for a more personalized and in-depth exploration of subjects

learn by connecting subjects 

to real-world challenges and projects

focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM),

especially during their first two years

connect knowledge and skills

to possible careers through internships and industry certifications

prepare for a future

that includes a college education (such as Purdue University) or a high-tech career.

A typical school day is 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. It includes Personal Learning Community discussions, hands-on projects, group instruction and independent work.

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Who should apply​

We encourage current 8th graders (in 2017-18) to apply. The school will be a good fit for students who are:

  • eager for a challenging curriculum that engages them in solving real world problems
  • interested in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math
  • curious about the world around them, how things work, and how to make them work
  • dedicated to working hard to become Purdue graduates or to have successful careers.

Download our prospective student and family brochure.

Visit Us

Visiting is an important first step to see if Purdue Polytechnic High School would be a great fit. There are two types of visit experiences for prospective future students and families: shadow a student and/or tour the high school. Contact us to schedule a visit.


Enrollment Process​

Select Purdue Polytechnic High School as #1 Choice

Apply to Purdue Polytechnic High School
November 15, 2017

Round 1 for applications will be open from November 15 – January 15. PPHS has 160 slots for students entering the 9th grade in fall 2018.*

Like most Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) and charter schools, Purdue Polytechnic High School is participating in Enroll Indy's One Match application process.

Apply through Enroll Indy and be sure to select Purdue Polytechnic High School as your #1 choice.

Priority status for admission is given to students who complete the application, live in the Indianapolis Public Schools district and/or are siblings of current PPHS students.

*The high school is projected to fill all 160 spots during Round 1.  However, if slots are available after January 15, the high school will proceed with Round 2 until filled.

  • February 15, 2018

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  • Spring

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