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Purdue to open STEM-focused Indianapolis charter school

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WISH) – Purdue University President, Mitch Daniels, announced plans to open a new charter school in 2017.

Purdue Polytechnic Indianapolis High School is set to open August 2017.

The new school’s curriculum, which will be developed by the faculty of Purdue’s Polytechnic Institute, will be extremely similar to the school on the West Lafayette campus.

Freshman and Sophomores in the new school will spend their first two years studying problem and project based-learning focused on the STEM courses, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Juniors will then make a decision which skills they would like to learn further as they gain real-life experience and college credit.

The former Indiana Governor said the school’s objectives are to help students better learn the skills crucial to succeeding in the workplace and to increase the number of IPS students who are able to succeed at Purdue.

The school is expected to be located in downtown Indianapolis.