"Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

School Culture Guidelines

“The way of non-violence leads to redemption and the creation of the beloved community.” -- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Development of exemplary character and learning to live effectively with other people are important goals of an MLK Charter School of Excellence education. In order to help our students develop into young adults committed to excellence and engaged citizenship, our staff will take a personal approach with the children. We are confident that the children will thrive in our atmosphere of love, commitment, and respect.
Our children can develop intelligence and character only in a school which is safe, orderly, and dedicated to academic achievement. Our behavior code exists to create this environment. School and home must cooperate fully so that MLK Charter School remains a place where children develop the habits of hard work and learning.

Our School Culture

Our School Culture is how we work peacefully together to create our beloved community.

We expect 100% compliance with the following school-wide procedures.

MLK Role Models live by our school culture throughout every day.

How a Role Model Walks in the Hall

Eyes forward
Zero voices
Hands at side
Personal space

How a Role Model Dresses
Wear the school uniform
Tuck long shirts in
Be neat
Be clean

How a Role Model Learns

Sit up in a learning position
Track the speaker
Ask and answer questions
Raise a quiet hand to speak
How a Role Model Eats in the Cafeteria         
Bottom on chair
Feet on floor
Friendly voices
Raise a quiet hand to ask for help
How a Role Model Dismisses Safely
Walk in an MLK line
Stay seated in assigned area
Listen to the adults in charge
Fasten seat belts                                                  
How a Role Model Treats Others
Treat others how you want to be treated
Use kind words and actions
Take responsibility / Use “I” statements
Let the adults be in charge