The mission of the high school
teaching and learning department in the DeKalb County School District is to
provide students with the curricular opportunities required for success in
post-secondary options which will prepare students for ensuing careers. The
department pledges purposeful teaching directed toward the development and
enhancement of communication and critical thinking skills.
High school teaching and learning
includes instructional programs in English language arts, mathematics, science,
social studies, world languages, career technology, physical education, health,
visual arts, choral music, and instrumental music.
All units of study essential to high
school graduation must be earned in grades nine through twelve, with the
exception of Accelerated Math I and world language, which may be earned in
grade eight. Students who entered ninth grade in the 2004–2005 school year or in
subsequent years will be required to earn twenty-four units for graduation,
including four units in each of the core areas.
Martin Luther King Jr. High
School offers both the Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate
International Baccalaureate Organization
aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to
create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and
respect. To this end the IBO works with schools, governments and international
organizations to develop challenging programs of international education and
rigorous assessment. These programs encourage students across the world to
become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other
people, with their differences, can also be right.
Advanced Placement Program
Martin Luther King Jr. High School
seeks to make AP courses available to all well-qualified students with the goal
of all college-bound student taking at least one AP course before graduation.
Part of the fulfillment and the culmination of that course is the Advanced
Placement exam. It is required that all students in an AP course take the AP
exam in May. Students in AP courses are held to a high level of academic
expectations. Because AP courses are at the college level, appropriate student
behavior and maturity are required.
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