5 Reasons Why Alain Locke is the Right Choice for Your Child

Here at Alain Locke, we’re getting very excited about welcoming new All-Stars and their families to our community in the 2024-25 school year.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of exemplifying Black excellence through the high-quality education we provide to our scholars that empowers them to succeed in life.

Wondering if Alain Locke might be the right choice for your family? Read on below for the top five reasons to join our school community next year.

1. We’re the Best

As a result of the high-quality education our All-Stars receive here, Alain Locke was lauded as a “Best” school by U.S. News & World Report.

Not only was Alain Locke named a “Best Charter School” in Illinois, but we ranked in the “Best Public School” category for the state as well.

2. All-Stars get a world-class education

Alain Locke give every All-Star access to a world-class education that empowers them to be competitive — not just here in Chicago, but on the global scale as well.

With the outstanding education our All-Stars receive, it’s no wonder that Alain Locke was recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as one of seven schools most effectively “Closing the Achievement Gap.”

3. Culture of ‘Absolute Excellence’

As described by Principal Patrick Love in his letter to Alain Locke families, “A commitment to absolute excellence is unwavering and present in every element of day-to-day life at our school.”

Hear what Taylor K. Shaw, an alumnus of the Class of 2008, had to say about our culture of “Absolute Excellence” below.

4. Rigorous and engaging curriculum

Wide range of enrichment programs, including:

  • Technology 
  • Art 
  • Music 
  • Library 
  • Physical education

5. Impressive high school graduation rate

After attending Alain Locke, a remarkable 94% of our alumni go on to graduate from high school.

Our All-Stars have gone on to attend many of the top public, charter, and private high schools such as:

Ready to apply?

To apply for the blind enrollment lottery for your child to attend Alain Locke in the 2024-25 school year, please follow the steps below:

  • Step 1: visit https://www.alainlocke.org/enroll/ 
  • Step 2: fill out one application per child, either online or by downloading, printing, completing, and submitting a paper application
  • Step 3: find out the results of the blind lottery, which will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday, April 26 at school

We hope you’ll be joining us in the 2024-25 school year at Alain Locke. To learn more about our All-Stars, check out this inspiring story below from Martin Hunter, alumnus of the Class of 2008.