Events

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.

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.