Benefits of attending
Students who attend Purdue Polytechnic High School will:
spend time each morning
setting goals and discussing current events (called advisory time)
experience fewer class periods
to allow for more in-depth exploration
learn by connecting their subjects
to real-world challenges and projects
focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM),
especially during their first two years
understand how the information
and skills they learn can be used in careers
prepare for a future
that includes a college education (such as Purdue University) or a high-tech career.
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Who should apply
We encourage current 8th graders (in 2016-17) to apply. The school will be a good fit for students who are:
- eager for a challenging curriculum that engages them in solving real world problems
- interested in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math
- curious about the world around them, how things work, and how to make them work
- dedicated to working hard to become Purdue graduates or to have successful careers.
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During the school’s first year (2017-18), classes will be in a temporary location as the Mallory Building is renovated. The temporary location is The Union 525, 525 S. Meridian Street. We know transportation is important and we plan to partner with Indianapolis Public Schools to provide free transportation for our students.
The permanent home for the Purdue Polytechnic High School is the historic P.R. Mallory Building at 3029 E. Washington Street in the Englewood neighborhood on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis. It is close to public transit, downtown and the high school’s corporate partners.
The journey to becoming a Purdue Polytechnic High School student is an exciting one! This checklist will help you stay on track. Once you complete an item, check it off.
Fall 2016 / Early Winter 2017
Apply to Purdue Polytechnic High School Indianapolis
Apply online to be part of the first 9th grade class of this unique high school. The application is open October 3, 2016-February 3, 2017 to fill 150 slots.
Students who live in the Indianapolis Public Schools district and who complete an application will be given priority status for admission.
If more than 150 students apply before February 3, 2017, a public lottery will be held.
Who got in
Acceptance letters will be mailed after February 8, 2017, with instructions for enrollment paperwork.
Deadline to Enroll
Tell us you are coming! Families will have until March 1 to complete and return enrollment forms for the 2017-18 school year.
Prepare for the fall
School officials will reach out directly to parent(s)/guardian(s) by email or phone after their student is enrolled. They will schedule meetings with students and their parent(s)/guardian(s) to prepare for the new year.
All incoming students will be required to take an assessment exam to provide an academic baseline and help teachers prepare for their classes.
Let’s get started
Purdue Polytechnic High School will welcome its first 9th grade class of 150 students.