Promise Academy at Martin Luther King HS 

Keisha Wilkins

6100 Stenton Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19138
Phone: 215 276 5253

King Team One Dream

Promise Academy at Martin Luther King HS

Promise Academy at Martin Luther King HS

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year at The Promise Academy @ Martin Luther King High School! I am Keisha Q. Wilkins, the new principal succeeding Mr. William Wade, and it is an honor to serve as your child’s principal.


It is my goal to create an enriched learning environment that engages all students. This year’s theme, “Royal Scholars” exemplifies the “MLK Dream,” focusing on increased student achievement by maintaining high expectations. Within the graduation requirements for MLK students, you will find expectations for each student to receive a well-rounded education to be college and career ready. This includes a unique combination of rigorous academic standards and achievement in an inviting school culture. My staff and I are committed to reviewing our current practice and developing innovative procedures in an effort to foster this optimal teaching and learning environment for all.


We have had some new additions to the School District of Philadelphia and the MLK staff that include the following persons: Dr. Eric Becoats, Assistant Superintendent for the Turnaround Network, and Mr. Jamal Ferguson, Manager of Culture & Climate.


We have been in session for three weeks and it is my hope that you, the parent/guardian did attend our “Back to School Night” that was held on Thursday September 17, 2016.  If not, there is still the opportunity for you to become involved in your child’s learning. Our Home and School Association is always excited to welcome new and returning parents! There is a small fee of $5.00 to join for the year. We believe the school and the parent/guardian are collaborative in nature and we draw on the strength of each other, striving for improvement in student outcomes. My staff and I look forward to parents/guardians working beside us. Working together makes a difference in the lives of our students.


In closing, thank you for your commitment to your child's education and I look forward to seeing you in the very near future. Should you have any concerns please contact the school office at 215-276-5352.


Keisha Q. Wilkins
Acting Principal

This Month's Calendar

September 2015

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Points of Pride

  • Outstanding AP opportunities
  • Exemplary agenda of activities
  • Safe environment
  • Many sports activities

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