Purdue university summer start program 

PPHS students who meet minimum requirements can earn Purdue college credits and experience life on campus FREE of charge. Students will take college courses with Purdue students and faculty. Enrollment for the program opens soon. Please email for more information or visit the Summer Start page to learn more! 

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Purdue Polytechnic High School to Resume Classes

by Jordan Smith of the Purdue Exponent


Despite Thursday's decision from Indianapolis Public Schools to confine education to remote learning until at least October, Purdue Polytechnic High School's new and largest campus, five minutes east of downtown Indianapolis, will continue with plans to resume a blend of in-person and virtual learning in August.

PPHS Drive Up

PPHS Plans Back to School Drive-Through

With back to school night right around the corner and COVID-19 continuing to spread in the Indianapolis community, PPHS knows we need to take precautions to ensure everyone’s safety, while still welcoming our families to the school and distributing technology. The teaching team at PPHS has never met a problem they couldn’t solve - so they got to work! 


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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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.