Polytechnic Camps in West Lafayette

Experience Purdue Polytechnic summer and diversity camps on the Purdue main campus in West Lafayette. Camps are hosted in the summer and during the school year.

PPHS Releases Safe Reopening Plan

Our PPHS Pandemic Planning Committee has worked diligently to create a comprehensive, data-driven plan with updated policies and procedures in regards to COVID-19 and school operations. This plan does not replace or contradict the previous communications released but does provide additional clarification, resources, and details.

To read the plan in full, please click here. 

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Mallory Building

Purdue Polytechnic High School dedicates new downtown Indianapolis school building

by Emily Deletter of the Lafayette Journal & Courier

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Purdue Polytechnic High School in Indianapolis has found a new, permanent home for teaching and learning.

The new location for the school, the P.R. Mallory building on East Washington Street in Indianapolis, has a rich history, once home to the Indianapolis Indians baseball team, Wonderland Amusement Park and a battery factory location for P.R. Mallory and Co. Inc. Most recently, there have been no occupants, with the building remaining vacant for almost 30 years.

Andy Mundell in his home office

Raspberry Pi-Craft: How PPHS Teachers are bringing eLearning to Life

by Dylan Peers-McCoy of Chalkbeat

When Indianapolis schools closed due to the coronavirus, Gregg Nowling’s engineering and design students were in the middle of building projects using foam core, hot glue guns, and X-Acto knives. 

With only a few days notice, Nowling had to find a way to teach some of the same concepts remotely to his students at the downtown campus of Purdue Polytechnic High School, a charter school with a focus on project-based learning and backing from the well-funded school reform group XQ.

Students online

PPHS Students Use CN for Portfolio Defense

What happens when you hand high school students the opportunity to work with an ePortfolio? CourseNetworking had the chance to find out. Purdue Polytechnic High School (PPHS), a competency-based high school in Indianapolis, IN, has been using CourseNetworking and utilizing ePortfolios for over two years. Recently, the staff and students of PPHS provided outstanding feedback to the CN on how their use of the CN ePortfolio affected the futures, learning outcomes, and overall engagement of their students. 

Solar Panel Design

PPHS Students Work Remotely

PPHS students are making the best of working remotely, even if it isn’t easy! 


A group of PPHS students have been working hard on a solar panel passion project. They had just hit their stride with physically building their design when our school building was abruptly closed and their very hands-on project needed to go virtual. Working remotely has it’s challenges for even the most experienced teams, so the PPHS Solar Panel team knew they had their work cut out for them.