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Enrollment demand for Purdue’s innovative high school leads to second location

Purdue Polytechnic High School (PPHS) Downtown will take residence in its permanent location inside the former P.R. Mallory factory building in the 3000 block of East Washington Street after renovations are completed in mid-2019. In addition, school officials are nearing completion of their plans to open a second charter high school on Indianapolis’ north side, expanding their ability to serve urban high school students
High school students pitch product ideas in Fair Oaks Farms competition

High school students pitch product ideas in Fair Oaks Farms competition

Purdue Polytechnic High School students traveled from Indianapolis to West Lafayette in late November for final presentations in a “pitch competition” sponsored by Fair Oaks Farms and Belstra Milling.

The competition was part of the high school’s 2017-18 student project challenge in which Fair Oaks Farms asked, “How will Indiana contribute to feeding nine billion people without overwhelming the planet by 2050?”

Purdue Polytechnic High School welcomes first-ever students

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 school is part of the Indianapolis Public Schools Innovation Network.
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Bess, foundation official discuss grant in television appearance

Scott Bess, head of Purdue Polytechnic High School, joined Clair Fiddian-Greene, chief executive officer of the Fairbanks Foundation, on Inside INdiana Business to discuss the organization’s recent $1.25 million contribution to the school.

The new high school’s curriculum will be organized around design challenges and hands-on projects. “The students don't go to math to science to social studies to English. Rather, everything comes from the projects and challenges and all the academic work comes out of that,” said Bess.

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Foundation provides $1.25M grant to Purdue Polytechnic High School

The Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, a private foundation that focuses on the education, health and vitality of Indianapolis, has provided a $1.25 million grant to Purdue Polytechnic High School Indianapolis.