Martin Luther King Jr. Academy for Excellence

2200 Liberty Road • Lexington, KY 40509
Phone: (859) 381-4040 • Fax: (859) 381-4031

School website: www.mlk.fcps.net

School hours: 9:15 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Martin Luther King Jr. Academy, which opened during the 1999-2000 school year, serves students who are not thriving in other educational settings.

Home to students in grades 6-12, the academy strives to provide a positive learning environment and the opportunity for youths to succeed academically, behaviorally and socially in order to become responsible members of the community.


What makes our school special

Our highly trained staff looks at each student's needs and works to find ways to make connections with youths and propel them to achieve.

We offer a daytime program for students who are placed here because of behavior issues at other schools, a computer-based credit recovery program for middle school students who are more than two years behind and night school for students who work but want to pursue their high school diploma.

In addition, our eSchool program provides certain courses online, and the academy has satellite locations at community centers and churches.

The program at Martin Luther King Jr. Academy has garnered national awards from the National Dropout Prevention Network and the International Association for Truancy and Dropout Prevention.

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