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!

New Opportunity for Math Instructors

Alain Locke Charter is currently looking for a full-time 7th and 8th grade math instructor for the 2017-18 school year. 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

You should have a proven record of success and be 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 Students win Future Founders Challenge!

Caleb Guider, Kimmya Doughty and Isis Turner won a brand new Samsung Tablet at today’s Future Founders Challenge. Our students were mixed with elementary and high school students from across the city to compete in teamwork challenges. The students worked with real-world entrepreneurs to make innovative products, develop a strategic business plan and to create an award-winning marketing campaign. Even though only a few of our students took home the big prize, everyone was a winner!! All of the participants received a Future Founders t-shirt and lunch from Potbelly’s for their hard work.