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Alain Locke named #3 Illinois charter middle school by U.S. News & World Report

Alain Locke Named No. 3 Charter Middle School in Illinois

We are thrilled to share today that Alain Locke Charter School has been named the No. 3 charter middle school in Illinois and earned a “Best” school recognition from U.S. News & World Report. This is the first time ever that U.S. News—which publishes annual rankings of high schools and colleges—has ranked public K-8 schools. …

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Alain Locke pre-K all-stars in the classroom during the fall of the 2021-22 school year

Photos From the Classroom With Our Pre-K All-Stars

Things are in full swing right now at Alain Locke, and we’re all so happy to be back in the building for the 2021-22 school year. Our pre-K all-stars are having an especially great time learning in their classrooms this fall. Check out some recent photos below! Click thumbnails to enlarge

Alain Locke all-stars back in the classroom for full-time, in-person learning

We’re Back! Check Out the Photos from Back-to-School 2021-2022.

We are very happy to be back for full-time, in-person learning now for the 2021-2022 school year. Since starting classes last Friday, everyone has been hard at work and taking the necessary precautions to stay safe. Things are just getting started, but we can’t wait to see what else this school year has in store! …

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Photos From the Class of 2021 Drive-Through Graduation Ceremony

Alain Locke on Wednesday hosted our Drive-Through Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2021. Our graduating eighth-graders brought a whole new meaning to our theme for this school year: “The Power of Purpose!” We’re wishing you all the best as you embark on your high school careers! Check out the photos from the Class of …

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Download the 2021-2022 School Year Calendar Today

It’s hard to believe, but it’s already time to start thinking about the 2021-2022 school year here at Alain Locke. This current school year has been unlike any other—that is for sure! After lots of remote learning, we’ve been so happy to start welcoming some of our all-stars back to to the building already. We’re …

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Black History Month Activities At Home and In Town

February is cruising along, but there’s still plenty of Black History Month left to enjoy. Check out this list of free activities, for example. Most of the events are online so you can stay nice and cozy at home, and there’s even one outside, too 🙂 Black History Month with WTTW WTTW’s Black History Month …

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Free High-Speed Internet Available Now From CPS

The Chicago Connected initiative from Chicago Public Schools is now offering free high-speed internet to families across the city. According to CPS, approximately one out of five Chicago children—predominantly on the West and South sides—don’t have access to high-speed internet. To ensure a better education for young people, Chicago Connected is working to provide internet …

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Alain Locke alumnus Armaní Washington poses before Howard Bison flag

Alain Locke Alumnus Armaní Washington to Attend Howard University

The Alain Locke family has learned that Armaní Washington, a graduate of the Class of 2016, will be attending the prestigious Howard University this fall. Located in Washington, D.C., Howard was ranked No. 2 this year among all historically black colleges and universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Armaní, who went …

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