The Board of Education has approved the proposed changes to the District’s reopening plan and the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar. Learn more about the updated plan HERE.

Interested in joining our team? The District is now
hiring for Cleaners, Bus Drivers, and Teachers. Learn more and apply HERE!

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One Community, One School,
One Focus… Student Success!

Greetings Families,

The application for the 2020-21 Parent and Community Advisory Council is now available.  The application is due by Friday, July 10, 2020.  The board is looking to fill 3-4 vacancies and is particularly interested in making sure that that there is representation from Northwest and South Philadelphia!  Please apply!

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Greetings King families,

Seniors may come into the school Monday, 6/15- Thursday, 6/18, to clean out their lockers, drop off their Chromebooks and pick up the balance (where applicable) of their senior dues.  Students in grades 9 through 11 may come in to collect their personal belongings this Thursday and Friday,  from 10 am to 1 pm.  All students must wear a mask in the building, maintain social distancing, and only 10 students will be permitted in the building at a time.

Parents and students need to fill out the district survey for the year on before July 15, 2020.

Most importantly, thank you for your support during this POWERFUL year that will change our school, our city, and our country forever.  Thank you for the support and love for our students, for trusting us as a school, and for the leadership in the community to face the changes we need to make to provide equity, justice, and opportunity to make Black Lives Matter!

All the best for a great summer.

Take care,

Keisha Q. Wilkins

MLK Parent Guardian Senior Chromebook Information: Updated June 10, 2020

Letter to Parents

Graduation Information

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 10:00 am

Senior Dues 

Letter to Seniors and Families 

Pandemic EBT
Families of school-aged children (K-12) in School District of Philadelphia public schools will receive the approximate food benefit amount of $365.00 for each school-aged child in their family. This benefit will be issued in the form of a P-EBT card by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS).

For more information and to access the SDP website, click here.

MLK Teacher Office Hours and Online Learning:

King HS Teacher Digital Learning Link

MLKHS Class of 2020:

SDP Class of 2020 Letter to Seniors & Parents

King HS Digital Device Distribution Plan

Students, Parents, and Families,

We are excited to launch the Chromebook Loaner Program to ensure that all District students have access to online materials while schools are closed due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. If your child does not have access to a device at home for learning, one can be provided through this program. There is no cost for this program and no obligation to participate. All devices must be returned once school reopens. If you are fortunate and have appropriate computer and internet access at home for your child, we ask that you please reserve the program for those who do not.

Maintaining the safety and well-being of our staff, students and families is a top priority. Please follow the instructions below to help maintain a safe environment while the devices are distributed:

In order to minimize the number of people on-site, we ask that only the parent or legal guardian come to pick up the Chromebook. Children are advised, if possible, to stay at home.
Bring a form of photo ID to verify that you are the parent or legal guardian (government ID, student ID, Work ID).
If the parent/guardian is feeling sick, we ask that you stay home and send a healthy representative with your ID to your child’s school to pick up the device. To help the process go quickly, please keep conversation with staff to a minimum. Digital Device “Walk-Up” Distribution on Tuesday, April 7th, 10 am-2 pm and Wednesday, April 8th, 10 am-2 pm (rain date: April 9th – April 10th)

Martin Luther King HS technology device distribution program being hosted Tuesday, April 7th, and Wednesday, April 8th, will be a “walk-up” service for parents/guardians. Please bring a backpack to carry the Chromebook(s) home.

The distribution dates/times vary by grade level. 

Tuesday, 4/7/20                                                                                                                                 Wednesday, 4/8/20

12th grade 10a-12p                                                                                                                            10th grade 10a-12p

11th grade 12p-2p                                                                                                                               9th grade 12p-2p

Please take note of the following:

  1. If you have technology at home, you do not have to come to King. This is optional.
  2. Please note that it is a risk to travel via SEPTA at this time.
  3. DO NOT come to MLK if you are sick or have been exposed to someone who is sick.
  4. Only one person should wait in line per family (family members can wait on the sidewalk for one another 6 ft from everyone else)
  5. Please come at your designated time!! There will be enough computers for everyone…we do not want crowds…groups of people are not safe!!
  6. Email Principal Wilkins ( if you have questions.

Here’s how the distribution process will work:

  1. Please line up 6 feet apart from each other (There will be a ‘X’ taped to the ground) outside of the school under the gazebo of the school’s main entrance on Stenton Avenue.
  2. A School Police Officer will greet you when you reach the line.
  3. The School Police Officer will direct you to the main entrance area one family at a time.
  4. A greeter from inside the school will ask you to show your photo ID and the name of the student(s) for whom you are picking up the device.
  5. The greeter will verify that you are the parent or guardian and advise you to proceed to the table.
  6. On the table, there will be a loaner agreement form. You should sign one form for each of your children.
  7. A greeter wearing protective gloves/mask will come out to the table and ask you to place the signed form(s) in a box and hand you the Chromebook(s).
  8. Once you have the Chromebook(s), you can return home.

Once again, as a reminder, this is a loaner program to ensure that students who do not have a computer at home for learning will have access to one while schools are closed. There is no cost for this program and no obligation to participate. All devices must be returned at the conclusion of the school closure period.


Keisha Q. Wilkins


It is with great excitement that I welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year. A special greeting to the incoming 9th grade Class of 2023! It is a tremendous honor for me to serve as the principal of the Promise Academy @ Martin Luther King High School, and I look forward to building on our past 47 years of success.

Our partnership is critical to the success of our scholars. If there are any issues that you feel are not being addressed by the school, please do not hesitate to contact us. Open lines of communication are essential to ensure we work together in the best interest of the students.

Our work revolves around our mission statement. Please take a moment to review the Martin Luther King HS Mission statement: The teachers, administrators, and staff of The Promise Academy at Martin Luther King High School, in collaboration with parents, guardians, community members, and others, are committed to ensuring that all MLK students are respected for who they are and are empowered to grow both academically and personally. We are a student-centered school where everything we do is directly aligned with student success. We absolutely believe in the worth, intelligence, special gifts, and dignity of each and every student. We passionately and with a sense of urgency are devoted to constantly creating and maintaining a safe, orderly and secure environment where high levels of teaching and learning occur and where our students understand that they are royal scholars whom we expect to represent the great legacy of Dr. King.

“One Community, One School, One Focus…Student Success!”

Main Office Hours of Operation
Registration, Transcripts, Change of Address – 9 am-11 am
Early Dismissals – 11 am-2:30 pm
Reinstatements –10:00am


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