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SRMHS Receives National Recognition from Project Lead The Way


PLTW Distinguished Schools 2024

Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School Receives National Recognition from Project Lead The Way for Commitment to Empowering Students


Named a distinguished school for STEM curriculum and career readiness


Raleigh, North Carolina – Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School announced today that it has been recognized as a 2023-24 Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished School. It is one of just a few hundred high schools across the U.S. to receive this honor for providing broad access to transformative learning experiences for students through c. PLTW is a national nonprofit organization that serves millions of PreK-12 students and teachers in over 12,200 schools across the U.S., aiming to make every student in every grade STEM successful.


“We are honored and excited to be recognized for such an accomplishment!  It speaks to the testament and dedication of our staff to ensure that our students aren't just learning skills but are igniting passion for investigating and innovating.  This transforms our school and programs into hubs where creativity and opportunity elevate our students to be prepared for the next step in their careers.  Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School provides three different PLTW pathways and continues to refine and improve our current opportunities for students.  We look forward to all of the continued success with our programs, our staff, and most importantly, our students!

George Harden, Principal


The PLTW Distinguished School recognition honors schools committed to increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in their PLTW programs. To be eligible for the designation, Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School had to meet multiple criteria in the 2022-23 school year such as the number of PLTW courses available to students, percentage of students enrolled in PLTW, percentage of students taking more than one PLTW course, and efforts to ensure equitable access to PLTW courses.


“We are honored to recognize Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School for their commitment to providing students with exceptional educational experiences while ensuring equitable access to PLTW programs,” said Dr. David Dimmett, PLTW President and CEO. "We congratulate them on this achievement and celebrate their dedication to empowering students with the knowledge and skills to succeed, not only in STEM subjects but also in preparing them for future careers and life outside of the classroom."



PLTW high school programs prepare today’s students for the careers of tomorrow, by not only incorporating STEM skills into their learning but building students’ collaboration, teamwork and communication skills so they can be ready for whatever path they take.



Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School is part of a community comprised of PreK-12 schools, colleges and universities, and corporate and philanthropic partners across the country united around a commitment to providing students with inspiring, engaging, and empowering learning opportunities. For more information about PLTW’s Distinguished Program Recognition, visit  



For more information on Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School’s NAF Academy of Engineering & Information Technology and The Academy of Biomedical Science (AOBS) program, contact Mrs. Monnie Sutton at Program Coordinator



About School Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School

SRMHS is a comprehensive magnet with the theme University Connections: School of Design, Arts & Engineering. WCPSS is recognized as one of the best school systems statewide and nationally.



The student body consists of seventy percent base students (assigned) and thirty percent magnet students (application).  The school's enrollment is approximately 1,600 students in grades 9-12 and a faculty of 143 professionals. The school is on a modified calendar track. The school year begins in July and is composed of two 90-day semesters with four nine-week grading periods. There are two two-week breaks in between each semester and a seven-week summer break at the end of the school year.



At SRMHS, blending University Connections with Design, Arts, and Engineering creates a challenging and dynamic environment for all students. Emphasizing leadership and character development, along with engaging college and career pathways, students maximize their potential as global citizens and strong community leaders. Corporate and university partnerships, mentoring, and support strongly enhance this magnet theme. Through this unique magnet model, students are provided skills training for college and the workplace that are increasingly dependent upon technology, creativity, innovations, and leadership.




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PLTW NAF Academy of Engineering & Information Technology 

PLTW Engineering empowers high school students to step into the role of an engineer and adopt a problem-solving mindset. Students engage in collaborative, real-life activities like working with a client to design a home, programming electronic devices or robotic arms, and exploring algae as a biofuel source.  



PLTW Biomedical Science 

PLTW Biomedical Science introduces high school students to medicine and human body systems, as well as the wide array of biomedical science careers. Throughout the program, students take on the same real-world challenges as biomedical science professionals, preparing them for careers in medical and health-related fields. 


About PLTW

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) equips PreK-12 students with a STEM-driven world with a teacher-empowered curriculum in computer science, engineering, biomedical science, and more. For over 25 years, PLTW’s curriculum coupled with its best-in-class professional development has supported teachers in creating an environment to make every student STEM successful.  As a national nonprofit organization, PLTW is proud to reach 2.5 million students in elementary, middle, and high schools in all 50 states.  With over 100,000 trained teachers nationwide, PLTW brings relevant, hands-on learning to classrooms across the country. For more information on Project Lead The Way, visit