Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Academic Alternative Middle School
School code number: 710
Grade level: 6-8
Hours: 9:05 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
350 Girard Street, San Francisco, CA, 94134
School Loop: mlk-sfusd-ca.schoolloop.com
Principal: Michael Essien
Discover This School
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Academic Middle School enrolls students from neighborhoods throughout San Francisco. The diverse and multicultural atmosphere of the school attracts students from all racial/ethnic groups. All students receive equitable access. We focus on a curriculum that is meaningful and relevant, valuing relationships between staff and students, students and their peers, and the student-community.
Our focus for all students is the demonstration of scholarship, sportsmanship, mentorship, leadership, and entrepreneurship. The basic philosophy of the school is to cooperate, participate, communicate, work, and learn together in order to produce a harmonious, productive, pluralistic society of lifelong learners. Our mission is to ensure that all students realize their potential in academic, creative, physical, and social endeavors. We accomplish this through the combined efforts of our students, families, staff, school district, and community.
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School ToursTuesdays 10 to 11 a.m., by appointment only. Please call 415-330-1500 to make an appointment.
UniformsSFUSD dress code is followed, uniform is optional (black pants and a white shirt)
ExCEL/YMCA Beacon Program
Special Education Programs
- Designated instructional services
- Resource specialist program
- Mild/moderate separate classes
English Plus Pathway
Student Support Programs
English Learner interventions, mentorship program, YMCA
AthleticsBaseball, softball, basketball, track, soccer, volleyball
Arts and EnrichmentVisual Arts, Dance, and a variety of Arts classes available as an enrichment class. Additionally, we have an art teacher who supports the Arts in the Core classes.
School Day Academic Enrichment
Gifted and Talented Education (GATE), Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), Gear Up, SF Promise, Expanding Your Horizons, student government, arts, journalism
Current events, science enrichment, computer science, dance, advanced PE, clubs.
Find out more about the various programs at MLK.