MLK Monday Moves 5.28.24

Posted by Principal Perry on 5/28/2024

Greetings MLK Family,

I hope that each and every one of you had an amazing Memorial Day Holiday weekend and that each of you had the opportunity to enjoy family and friends and most importantly, you had the opportunity to reflect on the sacrifice made by countless members of our armed forces active, duty, reserves, and veterans alike.

9th Grade Decision Day- Pathway and Program Decision Day is a new initiative here at MLK which marks the week that 9th grade students make their decision on which Pathway or Program set of electives that they will take for the next 3 years here. The available Pathways and Programs here at MLK include:

•    MSAT (Math Science and Applied Technologies) Engineering and Medicine
•    CSIC (Computer Science and Information Systems and Commerce
•    Sports M3 (Sports Marketing, Medicine, and Management)

What Does a Decision Day “Decision” Mean for My Student– All incoming MLK 9th graders are required to take 2 courses their first year: Career Explorations and Personal Finance. In both classes students are exposed to field trips, speakers, and information on MLK’s premier Career Path Pathways and Programs with the goal of exposing them to where their future college and career will take them. During the last week in May and the first week in June, all 9th grade students will select their pathway or program.  This decision paves the way for the electives that your student will take. Families and students are asked to take this decision seriously and discuss the pros, cons, your student’s preferences, your student’s Zello, or Educational Plan Results when making the decision regarding their specific Pathway or Program. Once selected your student will be “locked” in and required to take 3 electives in that specific Pathway or Program within their 3 years.

What if my student wants to take additional electives offered at MLK– The beauty of the “Pick 3” electives selection is that students have flexibility on when they can take these classes. This allows students to participate in MLK Fine Arts programming, ROTC, Swimming, Team Sports, Career Technical Education, and more!

Please see the attached 1 Pager on MLK 9th Grade Decision Day!

MLK Dress Code-Please have conversation with your student regarding the MLK dress code. As the weather get warmer and the days until the end of the year get closer and closer students often think that the rules do not apply. Please reiterate to your students that the expectations of white shirts, black pants, and closed toed shoes remain.

Shorts, crop top shirts, grey pants, and jeans are not apart of the MLK dress code. Even as the school year wraps up please assist us in enforcing these expectations, students found in non-compliance will be asked to return home and return to school in uniform.

Summer School- Greetings Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School Families,
I wanted to provide each of you with the latest and greatest Summer School Information.  Academic Credit Recovery is available for any current high school who has failed a course 1st or 2nd semester. All Summer School learning will take place virtually via the Edgenuity platform. If in-person support is needed, students are welcome to go to their school site to meet with their instructor from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. The site for MLK is Southeastern High School located at 3030 Fairview, Detroit MI 48214.  Transportation will not be provided for high school students during the summer. If a high school student needs to come on-site for support, bus passes will be provided at the Summer School site school.

In order for students to be enrolled parent must go to . Enrollment for the Summer is not complete until parents complete this link. Once completed MLK Counselors will be able to register students for courses that they failed during 1st Semester, or currently on track for failing 2nd Semester.  All MLK students are expected to be on grade level track for graduation in order to return to MLK in the fall. Summer school is only for courses failed, not courses that the student has never taken before or for enrichment. The deadline for registering for Summer School is Friday, May 24th.

Have questions about Summer School please go to or contact your students Counselor at the email addresses below.

A-J-  Ms. Kaplan
H-O Ms. Barnes
P-Z  Mr. Miller

If you have more questions, please see the Frequently Asked Questions Section of the Summer School website or contact your students' Counselor or any member of the MLK Administrative Team.  The deadline for registering for Summer School is Friday, May 24th.

**Parents please be sure to have your student with you when registering for Summer School. Summer School will require DPSCD student credentials when completing the registration link. Parents make this a tag team affair have your student with you when completing the link. Once completed the counselors will be able to schedule students in classes. The deadline for registering for Summer School is Friday, May 24th.**

9th-11th Final Exams- MLK Final Exams will be held on Monday, June 3rd (Even Final Exams 2,4,6 Hour), Tuesday, June 4th Study Day, and Wednesday, June 5th (Odd Final Exams 1,3,5,7 Hour), and Thursday June 6th  Make Up Final Exams (1-7 Hours) with the last day of school on Friday June 7th.