"The foundation of every society is the education of its youth."

Our Mission

Martin Luther King Jr. Academy for Excellence provides students with a positive educational opportunity that will allow them to succeed academically, behaviorally, and socially to become responsible members of the larger community.

Our Purpose

  • Provide an alternative program for middle and high school students whose conduct prevents them from succeeding in their regular school.

  • Provide an environment that is conducive to improving the behavior and attendance of students admitted to ML King Academy and assist them in experiencing academic success.

  • Provide a highly structured program that balances behavior modification with high academic standards.

2006 NDPN Crystal Star Award Recipient


21st Century Grant application public notice

Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy for excellence will be applying for a 21st Century Community Learning Centers grant to improve academic achievement and help meet the social, cultural, and recreational needs of our student and their families. Public comments are welcome and should be directed to Lynda Frazier at 859-381-4040 or via email to


The MLK Youth Services Center Advisory Council meets on the third Tuesday of every other month.  Meetings are held at 4:00 in the YSC, and are open to the public.  Parents of enrolled students and students are needed to serve on the Council.  Please contact Ms. Debbie Sauber, the YSC Coordinator for more details, at 381-4033.  The meeting schedule for 2015-2016 is: July 21, September 15, November 17, January 19, March 15, May 17