MLK College Preparatory High School’s mission is to prepare students for success in college, career, and their community by providing a rigorous academic program with embedded supports and an emphasis on discipline, character, and service.
The school’s name pays homage to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., as his ideals are used to teach students how to think, make good decisions, serve others, and, as a result, reset the expectations within the community.
Our educational model holds all students and stakeholders accountable and reflects the following:
Ultimately, MLK College Preparatory High School’s vision is to provide a transformative education to the students of Frayser, providing them with the skills and knowledge required to break the cycle of poverty and crime in the community and set them on a path to college. We seek to close the Achievement gap, ensure students reach proficiency, and provide parents with meaningful opportunities to participate in their children’s education.
MLK College Preparatory High School will create a high-achieving, college-focused culture in which students will embrace the idea of higher education, grasp the value of positive community interactions, and internalize the habits of scholarship. Our success will result in a powerful positive impact on the community as our graduates, imbued with a sense of service and possessing strong skills, return to Frayser as doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, and non-profit leaders who will continue to invest in the community, its school, and its people.
MLK College Prep’s mentality will be based on the principles of DRIVE: Discipline, Responsibility, Integrity, Vision, and Effort – which will permeate all aspects of the school from academics to extra-curricular activities.