Jeremiah Sweeny starts his day at Purdue Polytechnic High School at 8:45 a.m. He and about 15 of his classmates map out their daily plans to meet their academic and project plan goals, while teachers track students’ competency levels, academic needs and progress. The first part of his day – called his Personalized Learning Community – also includes instruction on teamwork and employability skills.
Colten Lewis enjoys the flexibility of his schedule and the ability to explore his interests. Like all students at Purdue Polytechnic High School, Colten masters core academic subjects, as well as problem-solving, project management and creative thinking skills, by immersing himself in a six-week project.
Learning may begin in the classroom, but for the Purdue Polytechnic High School students who tour The Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital, it extends to the halls and rooftop of the Marion County hospital. The hospital hosts tours to give students a glimpse into healthcare careers and the daily operations of a hospital. As an added bonus, PPHS students tour Eskenazi’s rooftop Sky Farm, a nationally recognized urban garden that produces fresh produce to feed patients, visitors and employees.