We are reinventing high school with the launch of our flagship Purdue Polytechnic High School in August 2017. Our mission is to create an environment of academic excellence characterized by industry-focused experiential learning; mentors who nurture, guide and trust; and students who develop a natural thirst to learn in preparation for their lifelong journeys. Our forward-thinking curriculum is academically rigorous yet flexible enough to adapt to each student’s personal interests. All students experience academic and social supports tailored specifically to their needs. Students learn to be responsible for recognizing their own gaps in academic knowledge and receive high-quality instructional supports when they need it. There are no pre-defined schedules where students move from class to class in large groups. Teachers and students work together to schedule time for instruction, which can occur individually, in small groups, or in larger groups, and can be delivered in a variety of formats depending on the learning style of the student. By graduation, Purdue Polytechnic High School students must demonstrate high levels of social responsibility, personal accountability and independent thinking. Design-based learning is the backbone of Purdue Polytechnic High School’s redesigned and re-imagined educational model. Student work is focused on solving problems through design challenges and projects. These problems are presented in the context of real-world issues that come from the cities and neighborhoods our students live in as well as from business and industry partners. Students work with others to develop solutions to complex issues, navigate barriers and arrive at a successful outcome.
Posted on March 31, 2017. Modified on March 31, 2017