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In today’s global economy and workforce, the strength of the STEM workforce is viewed as a major indication of a nation’s ability to sustain itself.  Middleton’s STEM program includes Engineering, Information Technology, and Scientific Research programs.  STEM provides real-world experience through industry & college partnership programs.

Middleton’s Engineering Magnet Program is a nationally recognized pre-engineering curriculum of Project Lead the Way (PLTW). PLTW is a not-for-profit national program that forms partnerships with public schools, higher education
institutions, and the private sector to increase the quantity and quality of college and career-ready students from our
educational system.  (

All courses at Middleton Magnet High School are taught on a two-day rotation cycle.  Students attend four 95-minute periods each day.  This schedule enables students to complete 8 courses per year, rather than the traditional 7 courses at most HCPS high schools.  The addition of an 8th period allows students to include popular electives such as Band, Orchestra, JROTC, Building Construction, and Art.


Engineering Students Will...

  • Take five required courses in the PLTW track, plus Drafting 1 and at least one additional PLTW elective; PLTW electives include:
  • Aerospace Engineering (AE)
  • Civil Engineering & Architecture (CEA)
  • Have the opportunity to take Dual Enrollment classes with USF’s Engineering College of HCC.
  • Earn honors credit for all PLTW courses; earn AutoDesk CAD, Inventor and Revit certifications
  • Be a part of TSA (Technology Student Association), which is a co-curricular student organization that offers competitions related to the Engineering curriculum - at the regional, state and national levels
Middleton Magnet Program Pathways of Study

     These are the recommended pathways for the magnet programs at Middleton High School.  Electives are chosen to meet the needs of individual students in satisfying the requirements of their course of study.  Students enrolled in the College Preparatory Course of study are required to include two credits of Foreign Language.

     Advanced Placement courses and courses such as music, require students to enroll for both terms in the school year.  Each pathway of study may be technologically advanced by completing AP Courses, or Drafting-CAD I, II, and III as electives.  

     The final courses in each of the Magnet Pathways of Study may involve a senior project, portfolio completion or workplace/laboratory experiences.  A student who is accepted to the magnet program is accepted for the entire four-year program.  If a student is retained at the end of a school year he/she will lose their seat in the program and will be removed from the Magnet Program.

Course Sequence (Engineering)  (Standard Magnet Track)

Grade 9
Grade 10
Grade 11
Grade 12
English I Honors
English II Honors
AP English Language & Composition
AP English Literature & Composition
Geometry Honors
Algebra II Honors
Pre-Calculus Honors
AP Calculus AB or BC
Biology Honors or AP Biology
Chemistry Honors
AP Chemistry or AP Physics 1
AP Physics C
AP Human Geography
AP World History
AP US History
AP Economics  
Intro to Engineering - Honors
Computer Integrated Manufacturing - Honors
Principles of Engineering - Honors
Engineering Design & Development - Honors
Drafting 1
Digital Electronics - Honors
PLTW Engineering Elective (Aero/Civil)
Dual Enrollment
World Language
World Language
HOPE *Suggested take as FLVS (online)

After completing Middleton’s Engineering Magnet Pathway, students are well-prepared for the rigors of engineering courses at the university level.  Middleton is a certified PLTW high school, which means students may earn college credit for their engineering classes at PLTW Engineering Universities, such as Purdue and Duke.  Read more about Middleton's Engineering Magnet:
ACE Mentor Program of America partners with MHS Engineering (Middleton begins it's 6th year with ACE - 2016-2017!)