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2018 03.01 The 23rd Entrance Ceremony (156 Students)
02.13 The 20th Graduation Ceremony (144 Students, Total 2201 Students)
2017 12.02 The 5th KMLA Mathematics Competition
11.18 The 7th KMLA Music Festival
11.11 The 9th Mankyung Science School Report Competition
11.04 The 16th Mankyung Essay Competition

The 3rd Korean Traditional Handwriting Competition

09.23 2017 Three Generation Folklore Athletics Meeting
07.18 The 18th Minjok Festival
05.20 2017 Coming-of-age Ceremony
04.22 The 7th KMLA-KSA Sports Cultural Exchange Competition
04.08 The 9th KMLA Creative Research Competition
03.18 The 7th Mankyung School Report Competition
03.11 The 15th Mankyung Essay Competition
03.06 Volunteer Work in Love Institute (Kkot-Dongnae)
03.01 The 22nd Entrance Ceremony (156 Students)
02.13 The 19th Graduation Ceremony (154 Students)
01.02 - 01.21 The 27th GLPS
2016 11.13 The 5th KMLA Music Festival
09.29 The 2nd Korean Traditional Handwriting Competition
09.24 The 20th KMLA Three Generation Folklore Athletic Meeting
08.01 - 08.10 The 23rd KMLA Science & Mathematics Camp (KSMP)
07.25 - 08.30 The 23rd Korean Debate Camp (GLPS)
07.25 - 08.13 The 26th GLPS
07.22 - 07.24 The 13th KMLA National Middle School English Debate Competition
07.20 - 07.22 The 13th KMLA National Middle School Korean Debate Competition
07.19 The 17th KMLA Minjok Festival
07.18 The 14th Dasan Academic Seminar
06.26 The 20th School Anniversary Ceremony
06.11 The 13th KMLA National Middle School Math Competition
05.21 2016 Coming-of-Age Ceremony
04.22 The 6th KMLA-KSA Sports Cultural Exchange Competition
04.09 The 8th KMLA Creative Research Competition
03.12 The 12th Mankyung Essay Competition
03.01 The Inauguration of 7th School Principal Jeong Jin-Gon

The 21st Entrance Ceremony (156 Students)

02.13 The 18th Graduation Ceremony (141 Students, Total 1903 Students)
01.11 - 01.20 The 24th KMLA Science & Mathematics Camp
01.04 - 01.23 The 25th GLPS
01.04 - 01.09 The 23rd Korean Debate Camp
2015 11.15 The 5th KMLA Music Concert
09.19 The 2nd KMLA History & Culture Quiz Competition (Dokdo Golden Bell Contest)
09.12 The 19th KMLA Three Generation Folklore Athletic Meeting
08.03 - 08.12 The 23rd KMLA Science & Mathematics Camp (KSMP)
07.28 Education Cooperation MOU with Seoul National University Pyeonchang Campus Green-Bio

Technology Researcher

07.27 - 08.01 The 22nd Korean Debate Camp (KDPS)
07.27 - 08.15 The 24th GLPS
07.24 - 07.26 The 12th KMLA National Middle School English Debate Competition
07.22 - 07.24 The 12th KMLA National Middle School Korean Debate Competition
07.21 The 16th KMLA Festival
07.20 The 13th Dasan Academic Seminar
06.05 MOU with Hoengseong-gun
05.23 MOU with Korea Mugungwha Art Association
05.23 2015Coming-of-age Celebration
05.09 The 3rd KMLA National Middle School Science Competition & Social Science Essay
05.02 The 6th Gardening Ceremony (10th Graders)
04.25 The 5th KMLA-KSA Sports Cultural Exchange Competition
04.04 The 7th KMLA Creative Research Competition
03.14 The 11th Mankyung Essay Contest
03.01 The 20th Entrance Ceremony (157 Students)
02.14 The 17th Graduation Ceremony (147 Students, Total 1762 Students)
01.11 - 01.21 The 22nd KMLA Science & Mathematics Camp (KSMP)
01.05 - 01.10 The 21st KMLA Korean Debate Camp (KDPS)
01.05 - 01.24 The 23rd GLPS
2014 12.06 The 2nd School Mathematics Studies Competition
11.29 The 6th Mankyung Science Book Report Competition
11.15 The 4th KMLA Music Concert
11.08 The 10th Mankyung Essay Competition
10.29 National Library Management Assessment - Received Presidential Prize
10.11 The 1st Korean History & Culture Quiz Competition (Dokdo Golden Bell Contest)
10.03 The 4th KMLA-KSA Sports Cultural Exchange Competition
10.02 School Newspaper "bulhwigipeunnamo" rewarded as 2014 Best School Newspaper Prize
07.25 - 07.27 The 11th KMLA National Middle School English Debate Competition
07.23 - 07.25 The 11th KMLA National Middle School Korean Debate Competition
07.22 The Enactment of Student Research Ethics Policy
06.14 The 12th KMLA National Middle School Math Competition
05.17 The 2nd KMLA National Middle School Science Competition & Social Science Essay Competition
05.03 The 5th Gardening Event (10th Graders)
04.05 The 6th KMLA Creative Research Competition
03.28 The 4th Mankyung School Report Competition
03.19 Selected as Dokdo Protector School
03.01 The 19th entrance ceremony (157 students)
02.18 The 16th graduation ceremony (155 students, Total 1615 students)
2013 07.09 Signed a MOU with Taekwondowon
05.11 Held the first KMLA Essay competition for middle school students
03.01 The 18th entrance ceremony (153 students)
02.18 The 15th graduation ceremony (158 students, cumulative 1,460 students)
2012 11.17 Held the second KMLA music concert
10.19 Signed a MOU with The 3rd Armor Brigade of Korean Army
09.24 Modified the English titles of departments, positions and offices
04.14 Signed up to be a member of G-20 High School
03.01 The 17th entrance ceremony (151 students)

Dr. Yun Chung-il inaugurated as the 7th headmaster of the school
Overall implementation of a five-day study week system

02.18 The 14th graduation ceremony (148 students, cumulative 1,302 students)
2011 11.19 Held the first KMLA sponsored music concert
11.02 Finished construction of the Futsal playground
10.19 School library received the prize of Prime Minister
07.20 Changed the Life-long Education Institute to Education Research Center
06.10 Held the first KMLA-KSA sports intercourse competition
05.11 Published the first edition of KMLA e-Newsletter
03.01 The 16th entrance ceremony (161 students)

Applied Incentive System for teachers & administrative personnel

02.11 The 13th graduation ceremony (157 students, cumulative 1,154 students)
2010 11.20 Changed the school name from Chinese characters to Korean
11.08 New students admitted only with GPAs and interviews, no written examination
06.30 Chartered as autonomous private high school
04.22 Signed a MOU contract with Harvergal College in Canada
03.01 The 15th entrance ceremony (159 students)/ increased the number of

students (From 150 students and 10 classes to 165 students and 11 classes)

02.20 The 12th graduation ceremony (150 students)
02.01 Introduced Deputy Headmaster's term of office system
2009 10.23 Changed the school phone line system into internet-based phone lines
10.20 Started using the English education center (12 classrooms)
06.09 Signed an MOU with Gangwon science high school and Gangwon foreign language high school
05.18 Signed an MOU with Raffles Institute of Singapore
05.09 Held the first Korean aptitude competition for middle school students
03.01 Refined the school rules and published the school rule book
02.01 Made swimming 100 meters and CPR education mandatory
2008 12.12 Received the Prime Minister Award in the national evaluation of school libraries
03.01 Dr. Yun Chung-il inaugurated as the 6th headmaster of the school / Started to implement the

mixed class(10th grade - 12th grade), the policy of integrated curriculum without specified fields (Starting from the 13th wavers)

2007 12.28 Designated by WSJ as the premiere high school outside of America for admission to prestigious

American universities (32nd world ranking)

12.      Designated as an ACT test center by incorporation
06.07 Started the first summer session
02.      Designated as the world’s best high school for advanced placement in the subject of statistics,

calculus, physics, chemistry, microeconomics and macroeconomics

2006 11.08 Signed an MOU with Secondary school NO. 2. of Kharhorin in Mongolia
03.01 Implemented tripartite political system of student council
02.07 Designated as the world’s best high school for advanced placement in the subject of

AP calculus BC, Physics B, Micro-economics, Macro-economics

2005 10.17 Implemented the Non-supervisor-exam policy
2004 11.01 Established wireless internet system all over campus
10.02 Received Global Korea Award 2004
09.20 Designated as an SAT, PSAT test center by ETS
06.26 Held the first KMLA debate championship
03.15 Started to implement the individual research (IR) policy
01.07 Opened the Life-long Education Institute
01.05 Held the first Global Leadership Program for Students (GLPS)
2003 12.24 Opened the KMLA international education research center, Gifted Education research center and

Minjok Education research center

11.06 Held the first KMLA music concert by Minjokgo Saranghwe
08.31 Inauguration of the 5th headmaster of the school, Dr. Lee Don-Hee
06.06 Held the first KMLA math competition for middle school students
2002 05.06 Conducted the Advanced Placement tests
03.01 Inauguration of the 4th headmaster, Mr. Choi Myung-Jae
2001 10.20 Designated for a trial operation as autonomous private high schools
03.20 Designated as an official Advanced Placement Test Center by ETS
2000 09.23 Held the first Minjok Festival
03.01 Inauguration of the 3rd headmaster of the school, Mr. Jang Young-Bok
1999 12.15 Construction of new dormitory building
08.16 Creation of the international division of Korean Minjok Leadership Academy
02.07 Held the first graduation ceremony
01.18 Applied the English only policy (EOP)and 3 step education in all class curriculums
1998 10.31 Started to publish The Minjok Herald (student newspaper)
10.24 Held the Three generation folklore sports festival
03.02 Implementation of 3 step education

(Teaching/Lecture-Discussion/Debate-Writing/Tutoring)

03.01 Designated as the trial operation school for gifted education by Korean Educational

Development Institution

02.16 Certification ceremony for the special entrants of KAIST
1997 11.06 Acquired the permission to establish international high school
10.11 Construction of Dasan building
10.09 Establishment of sisterhood relationship with the 8th combative air forces
03.01 Inauguration of the 2nd headmaster, Mr. Kim Yong-Jae
01.06 The implementation of English Only Policy (EOP)
1996 12.22 Construction of gymnasium
03.01 Inauguration ceremony of the school
1995 10.16 Acquired the permission to establish Korean Minjok Leadership Academy
03.01 Created the preparatory committee for the opening of the school. Inauguration of the first

headmaster, Mr. Lee Gyu-Chul

1993 04.16 Acquired the permission to establish Educational foundation, Myung-Jae Academy

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