Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

Lexington, Kentucky

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  • PLD Open House

    The fall PLD Open House will be August 22, 2019 from 5:30 – 7:30.  Parents/guardians will be able to meet their child’s teachers, receive information about courses, and enjoy spirit hall.  The open house structure will be a “come and go” format so feel free to come anytime between 5:30 – 7:30. We hope everyone will make plans to attend.


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    Spirit-wear and Spirit-gear for Senior Class

    Spirit-wear and Spirit-gear for ALL


    Join Student Council!

    SENIORS GET INVOLVED and make 2020 a great year!

    Join Senior Executive Board!


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    The College Board is changing when students will order AP Exams for the May 2020 administration.  College Board research has shown that students are more engaged and likely to earn a score of 3 or higher on the AP Exam when they registered in the fall for AP Exams. Starting October 1st, students will be able to register and pay for exams online through Total Registration. Students will also have to “enroll” their AP exams with the College Board. For the 2020 AP exams, the cost is $98 per exam.

    • Registrations made after 12:01 AM on Friday, November 1st , 2019 will incur a $25 late fee per registration.
    • Registrations after 12:01 AM on Thursday, November 14th, 2019 will incur a $65 late fee per exam.
    • Students who cancel an exam by Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 are entitled to a full refund of the exam fee.
    • Students who cancel an exam through April 30th, 2020 are entitled to a refund of the exam fee minus a cancellation fee of $50.00 (per exam cancelled).
    • Late fees are nonrefundable.

    Students enrolled in AP courses will be receiving additional information during the first few days of school. Please contact Melanie Burch, if you have questions.


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  • Important Information

    Parents and students, see below for important information to start the school year!


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  • Youth Services Center

    We are happy to announce that our Youth Services Center is open and ready to serve our students and families! The purpose of the Center is to address and remove non-academic barriers to student success. Services include:

    • Referrals for physical and mental health services
    • Food and clothing banks
    • Family crisis intervention
    • Career exploration and development
    • Employment services for students and parents/guardians

    This semester, the Center will continue to provide families with weekend food assistance through the PLD Weekend Food Backpack Program. If you would like your child/family to receive a weekend food backpack, please complete the form located HERE. Return it to Shakira Mason, room 803 or send it via email to

    Also attached is a referral form that can be returned to the school if other services are needed.

    We look forward to working with you to make sure our students can reach their full potential. For more information about Family Resource and Youth Service Centers, please visit


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  • ESS Schedule

    The ESS Schedule can be found here in English and en Español.

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