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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.
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.