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! 

Discover stories about PPHS alums who are enrolled at Purdue University!

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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. 

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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. 


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Continuous Learning Plan


Purdue Polytechnic High School - Continuous Learning Plan

Section One:  Delivery of Learning 

Describe how you will deliver continuous learning opportunities for all students, including special student populations.

Students will be served through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities including live virtual class sessions; one-on-one meetings with teachers;  daily utilization of a proctored, online curriculum; and continued project engagement.

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Food Service RFP Posted for South Bend

Request for Proposals--Food Operations and Management Services (South Bend only)

Purdue Polytechnic High School is seeking to contract with a food service management vendor to operate its food service in South Bend for the 2020-2021 school year. The due date to submit proposals is 12 pm on April 29, 2020. 

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Teachers Employing High-tech Solutions for Distance Learning

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to protect the safety of its students, staff and the community, Purdue Polytechnic High School has closed both Indianapolis school locations beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, through April 6, 2020. 

“The safety of our students is our number one priority,” said Scott Bess, Purdue Polytechnic High School head of school. “Although our school buildings will be closed, our teachers have designed innovative solutions to deliver education and project-based learning to students in a virtual setting.”