Sixth Grade Co-Teacher Maternity Leave Position Open

Alain Locke is looking for a 6th grade ELA/Social Studies instructor for the 2017-18 school year. This co-teaching position is a temporary, full time position at Alain Locke Charter School. The position begins immediately and is expected to end in June.

Alain Locke instructors are responsible for facilitating a well-rounded, comprehensive instructional program as well as maintaining a classroom environment that promotes learning.

Alain Locke is one of the country’s most successful charter schools. The mission of Alain Locke is to serve as a demonstration for urban schools exemplifying excellence in academics, the arts, personal, and social development, and producing students who are globally competitive.

All members of the Alain Locke community – instructors, students, parents – work together as a team to provide our students with the opportunity to reach their highest potential. Our school community is living proof that, given the opportunity, all children can succeed.
Alain Locke offers a robust focused program to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of our students. Examples of key programmatic elements are:

• An extended day, year round program of education
• Focused block periods in core subjects supplemented by an enrichment program of technology, music, art, library and physical education
• Robust use of data to individualize instruction and inform interventions
• Experiential learning including weekly clubs and frequent field experiences
• Support programs for Alain Locke graduates in high school and college
• Partnerships with community organizations to provide needed resources
• Weekly professional development for instructors and instructional staff
• Strong parent involvement including Parent Power Meetings and a Parent Advisory Committee
Alain Locke is currently looking for instructors who have a proven record of success and are committed to maintaining our high academic/ social expectations for students

If interested in this position, please email a resume and cover letter to plove@alainlocke.org. Please include in your cover letter information detailing teaching experiences and the type of successes you have had in the classroom.

Alain Locke Music Residency: Partnering with Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University

We have some exciting news to share – Alain Locke has just been approved for a partnership with Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University for their “Too Hot to Handel Music Residency” at no cost to the school!

Residencies are comprised of five one-hour sessions led by a teaching artist for 30 select students. Students will explore the music of “Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz Gospel Messiah” and its connection to Dr. Martin Luther King’s vision of “beloved community”, learning about his advocacy of cooperative nonviolence as a means of change. By working as a classroom community to create a unique music composition, students are challenged to make active choices as an ensemble and as individuals that change the “sounds” of their own communities. At the end of the residency, students will perform their final piece in a demonstration of their own “beloved community”.

The student matinee will be January 12th at 11:00am at Roosevelt University’s Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Congress Parkway. The image of this auditorium is below.

Hiring 1st Grade Instructor for 2017-18 School Year

Alain Locke Charter (www.alainlocke.org) is currently looking for a full-time first grade instructor for the 2017-18 school year. This person would be responsible for creating a well-rounded, comprehensive instructional program as well as maintaining a classroom environment that promotes learning.
Alain Locke is one of the country’s most successful charter schools. The mission of Alain Locke is to serve as a demonstration for urban schools exemplifying excellence in academics, the arts, personal, and social development, and producing students who are globally competitive.
All members of the Alain Locke community – instructors, students, parents – work together as a team to provide our students with the opportunity to reach their highest potential. Our school community is living proof that, given the opportunity, all children can learn.

Alain Locke offers a robust focused program to meet the academic, social and emotional needs of our students. Examples of key programmatic elements are:

• An extended day, year round program of education
• Focused block periods in core subjects supplemented by an enrichment program of Spanish, technology, music, art, library and physical education
• Robust use of data to individualize instruction and inform interventions
• Experiential learning including weekly clubs and frequent field experiences
• Support programs for Alain Locke graduates in high school and college
• Partnerships with community organizations to provide needed resources
• Weekly professional development for instructors and instructional staff
• Strong parent involvement including Parent Power Meetings and a Parent Advisory Committee

Alain Locke is currently looking for instructors who have a proven record of success and are committed to maintaining our high academic/ social expectations for students

If interested in this position, please email a resume and cover letter to plove@alainlocke.org. Please include in your cover letter information detailing teaching experiences and the type of successes you have had in the classroom.

For more information about Alain Locke Charter School please check out or website at www.alainlocke.org.

Congratulations to the Alain Locke Class of 2017!

The 2017 class of Alain Locke Charter School graduated on June 5th. With 43 graduating 8th graders, this was the largest graduating class ever at Alain Locke!

25% of graduating students will be entering selective enrollment high schools in the fall, 30% are attending charter schools and 19% are going to Catholic high schools. Students from the 2017 graduating class will be attending George Westinghouse College Prep, Jones College Prep High School, Lane Tech College Prep, King College Prep, and the Noble Network of Charter Schools, amongst others, in the fall.

Congratulations to the Alain Locke Class of 2017!