Purdue Polytechnic HS to Open New Campus

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Purdue Polytechnic High School in Indianapolis will Monday cut the ribbon on its new campus in the Broad Ripple neighborhood. Head of School Scott Bess says the new location at the former Central Indiana Community Foundation building was created to help meet demand.

In a recent interview on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick, Bess said the school will open for grades nine and 10 with 400 students expected to be enrolled at the start of the 2019-2020 academic year. He says the school creates a pathway for students to post-secondary education in the Purdue system. 

"We have direct admission policy with the Purdue Polytechnic Institute on campus and we'll likely expand that to a couple of other colleges within Purdue so they can take those spots right off the top of Purdue's admissions instead of having to compete with everybody across the country," said Bess. 

The new location comes in addition to the first school, which originally started at The Union 525 in downtown Indianapolis and has moved to Circle Centre Mall. Bess says the students will eventually move to the former P.R. Mallory building on the city's east side, which is undergoing a major renovation.

Bess adds the high school is now starting to look toward opening more campuses statewide. You can view the full interview with Bess by clicking the link below:

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