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A Guide to Competency Based Learning in High School

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Competency-based education also expands what students learn, linking academic skills and content with their applications in the real-world. For example, at Purdue Polytechnic High School in Indianapolis, Indiana, students build competencies through real-world projects that go beyond the walls of the classroom — like building and racing electric vehicle go-karts. Read more.

PPHS Seeks to Open A Charter School in Pike Township

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Purdue Polytechnic High School, the growing charter school that opened its second Indianapolis campus inside Broad Ripple High school this year, hopes to open a third Indianapolis high school in August 2023, according to a letter of intent submitted to the mayor’s Office of Education Innovation (OEI). The office authorizes charter schools in Indianapolis that are approved by the Indianapolis Charter School Board.

PPHS Closing the Achievement Gap

There are schools already doing this work and overperforming when it comes to the academic outcomes of Black students.

Schools like Purdue Polytechnic High School's Englewood campus, where more than 20% of Black students passed both the English and math portions of the 10th-grade ISTEP exam last year; higher than the average pass rate for Black students statewide on the exam last year which was 13.6%. Read more here.