Midlothian Independent School District

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The Mile

Opening August 2020

The newly named MILE (Midlothian Innovative Learning Experience) is a state-of-the-art educational facility that will provide flexible learning environments that reflect current industry and workplace environments in five career and technical education pathways: culinary arts, cybersecurity, aerospace engineering, civil engineering and entrepreneurship. Programs at this building will give students an opportunity to utilize industry standard equipment and professional practices in a career path which the student has interest. Learning and coursework at The MILE will be provided by a highly qualified, passionate teaching staff enhanced by regular mentoring and curriculum support from professionals in the correlating industries.

These learning spaces will replicate that of the real world and will compliment a student’s learning experience provided at their home campus, Midlothian High School or Midlothian Heritage High School. Culinary arts students will work in an industrial kitchen operating a bistro that is open to the public. Cybersecurity students will hold class in a fully functional lab with routers and switches working to prevent hacking and practicing technical skills in securing data. Aerospace and civil engineering students will have access to a student-centered maker space filled with both high-tech and common materials and tools. And entrepreneurship students will thrive in the INCubatoredu curriculum where they work to develop solutions to products and services missing from our community, create a business plan and pitch their product to a Board of Investors, Shark Tank-style! MISD is proud to enhance our high school students' education with personalized learning experiences to prepare them for the jobs of the future.