Mickey Leland College Preparatory Academy for Young Men

Achieving Success through Leadership


Welcome to Mickey Leland College Preparatory Academy for Young Men

  • Dameion Crook, Founding Principal 
    Phone: 713-226-2668
    Email: dcrook@houstonisd.org

    On behalf of the entire Mickey Leland College Preparatory Academy School community, I’d like to welcome you to our website! Our mission is to educate and inspire every young man to think, to learn, and to succeed! In pursuit of that mission, we offer a rigorous pre-Advanced Placement and Advanced Placement academic program and a complement of STEM elective offerings in a supportive and boy-friendly environment. Read more.
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  • Congratulations MLCPA PTO!

    The PTO Executive Board is very happy to confirm that we have been approved for our grant "We Are the Knights" from the HISD Ideation Fund, in the amount $7800.  The grant was approved based on the proposal for the PTO to train our middle and high school student council representatives as well as their respective teacher sponsors on: what it means (and how) to run for student council, the respective roles and responsibilities, peer engagement, leadership, fundraising, coordination, collaboration and communication. The PTO President, MS (middle school) Vice President and HS (high school) Vice President will be hosting and facilitate the training next semester with current and potential student council nominees and teacher sponsors. 

    Job Well Done!

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  • A Message for the MLCPA PTO

    Follow this link to find information on the MLCPA PTO and the PTO Calendar.


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  • Hello Parents and Knights!

    I hope you are having a great summer so far. I would like you two coordinate our back to orientation. The date is August 17. We will host the middle school in the morning (8:30 am - 11:30 pm) and the high school in afternoon (12:30 pm - 3:30 pm). I attached the 22-23 passport as guide for you. Let me know if you have any questions.

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  • Hello Parents! 

    We are few days closer to the start of the new school year and I wanted to be sure you received our updated uniform guidelines and requirements. One big change this year, is the return of the MLCPA School Blazer. The MLCPA school blazer fosters a sense of unity and identity within the school community, promoting a professional and cohesive appearance. Donning the MLCPA school blazer boosts confidence and self-esteem, as our young men project a polished image that reflects their commitment to both their education and personal growth.  MLCPA School Blazers are on sell now, so purchase your son's as soon as possible.   


    The MLCPA School Pay link is active! So, if you pre-ordered your son's uniform items (neckties, cardigan, sweater vest, etc.) during our New Knights Orientation in June, you may now login to https://www.schoolpay.com/ and pay for those items. If you are a returning student and need to order some uniform items you may also login to https://www.schoolpay.com/ order and prepay for your uniform items too. 


    Please review the following uniform guidelines and reach out if you have questions or concerns. 


    Thank you! 


    Dr. Crook


    MLCPA School 2023-24 Uniform Guidelines:

    • Outerwear:
      • Students are required to wear a school issued blazers every Monday beginning October 2, 2023. 
        • If you need to purchase a blazer please contact the MLCPA PTO at knightsptoinfo@gmail.com. 
      • Tuesday - Thursday students are required to wear an MLCPA sweater vest, pullover, or cardigan.
      • Friday - On Friday we all wear our MLCPA spirit shirts, jeans or (khakis) and tennis shoes.
        • MLCPA spirit shirts will be sold for $20 at our Student Orientation on August 17. Please bring cash to purchase.  
    • Neckties:
      • High schoolers may wear school issued green and blue striped necktie or bowtie. 
      • Middle schoolers may wear school issued green necktie
    • Pants:
      • Khaki dress pants only. 
      • No cargo style pants and with no elastic band at the bottom of the pant legs.
      • On days where jeans are allowed, they must be one solid blue color (light, medium, or dark wash blue jeans).
        • No tears, rips, or frays, and only blue jean patches (no “stacked” jeans)
    • Shirt colors and types:
      • Middle School:  White button-down shirt (short or long sleeve)
      • High School: Light Blue button-down shirt (short or long sleeve)
        • No polos allowed.
    • Shoes:
      • Dress shoes, boat shoes, and cowboy boots
      • Tennis shoes and sneakers on Friday only.
    • Belts: 
      • Brown or Black/Leather or Canvas
    • Socks: 
      • Color optional - student choice! 
    • The No's.
      • No pull-over hoodies or zip-up hoodies
      • No slides, no shoes that are completely foam/rubber (example – Crocs, Yeezy Foam RNNR or off-brand versions)
      • No hats or beanies
      • No sunglasses
        • It is imperative you review this list of prohibited items with your son.  If he is caught wearing any of these items, the items will be confiscated and held in the main office for the young man's parents to pick up.  

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