Purdue Polytechnic High School has announced the location for its second charter school, set to open this summer. The STEM-focused high school will be in the former Central Indiana Community Foundation building in Indianapolis’ Broad Ripple neighborhood.
The school is planning for an inaugural class of up to 150 freshmen for the 2019-2020 school year.
Purdue says the building will be a temporary location owned and operated by Indianapolis-based Keystone Group. The school is partnering with Keystone to secure a permanent facility in Broad Ripple. Keystone Chief Executive Officer Ersal Ozdemir says the company will "work through renovations quickly" on the temporary building and identify a permanent location "over the next 12 months."
The move comes as welcome news in the popular Indianapolis neighborhood, following last year’s closure of Broad Ripple High School. Indianapolis City-County Councillor Colleen Fanning calls the announcement a "game-changer for Broad Ripple’s future."
Purdue Polytechnic High School opened its first Indianapolis location in 2017 near Circle Centre Mall downtown. The school currently enrolls more than 250 freshmen and sophomores.