About Martin Luther King, Jr., High School
OVERVIEWThe Martin Luther King, Jr. High School opened in August, 2001, as the newest high school in the DeKalb School system. This beautiful facility is home to grades 9-12. The Martin Luther King, Jr., High School is named for one of the greatest men in American history, and our mission embodies the vision of Dr. King, and promotes excellence in academics, leadership development, community service and character development. This beautiful new school has a green and inviting campus, an ideal place for students to learn.
The goal of the faculty, staff, administration and students at the Martin Luther King High School is to become an outstanding high school in every way; with a student body that achieves excellence in academics, athletics, performing arts, career technology and other extracurricular activities, while striving to become lifelong learners.
The mission of Martin Luther King, Jr. High School is to prepare students for service, excellence, and life long learning.
Education is a shared responsibility among students, educators, support staff, and the community at large.
A safe and comfortable environment promotes student learning.
Fair and consistent discipline is necessary to maintain an orderly learning environment.
Students learn in a variety of ways and should be provided different instructional approaches to support their learning.
Students should have varied opportunities to demonstrate their understanding, knowledge and skills.
Student preparation for lifelong learning depends on their ability to use and adapt to technological advances.
Teamwork makes the Dream Work
Martin Luther King, Jr. High School is an International Baccalaureate World School, it is one three International Baccalaureate World Schools in Dekalb County. The International Baccalaureate Program, a two year academic program for juniors and seniors is the most rigorous level of instruction that a student can receive at the high school level.
MLK has several Advanced Placement (AP) class offerings.
MLK is a Small Learning Communities (SLC) site. SLC ‘s divide the school into Smaller Learning Communities and provide career pathways choices for students to choose from.
Presently, MLK has three SLC’s; The Freshman Academy , Career Tech Academy and the Fine Arts Academy.
The Freshman Academy houses the Ninth Grade Students in a separate part of the building while providing support and programs that allow for a successful and smooth transition into High School.
The Summer Bridge is a week long program designed to help rising ninth grade students make the transition to High School
The Fine Arts Program provides a variety of opportunities for students in the areas of: Band, Orchestra, Dance, Piano
Media Center lends laptops to students to complete their school projects. This is currently the only such program of its kind in the DeKalb School System.
Industry Certified Career Technology Program in the areas of Business Education
nationally Recognized Navy Junior ROTC Program with over 200 Participants.
Mentoring Program in which each student is assigned an adult in the building as a mentor.