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Apply for the Alain Locke Scholarship today

Alain Locke Charter School is now accepting applications from alumni  for the Alain Locke Scholarship, which awards scholarships for college and other post-secondary education programs.  To apply, you must be an alumni of Alain Locke Charter School, and accepted to a 2 or 4 year college, vocational or trade school.  The Scholarship is a one-year …

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Invest for Kids

We are excited to announce that we are a 2015 beneficiary of Invest for Kids! Alain Locke Charter School wishes to express its utmost appreciation for this opportunity. Click here to learn more about Invest for Kids and stay tuned for further updates.

Norwegian American Hospital Care-A-Van

The Pediatric Care-A-Van of Norwegian American Hospital spent the morning at Alain Locke. They provided 17 students with routine immunizations and physicals required for school. We are so grateful for the opportunity Norwegian provided for the students and families of Alain Locke. Thank you, Norwegian American Hospital! 

Senator Duffy Visits Alain Locke

Senator Dan Duffy spent his morning at Alain Locke Charter School to help celebrate achievements and provide advice to our scholars. He attended our schoolwide assembly, Harambee, which is a Swahili term meaning “pulling together.” During this time, the school gathers together to build and maintain a positive and consistent school culture. As our guest …

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All-Year Study Act Builds on the Success of Alain Locke Charter School

The Senate just took a big step toward giving more Illinois students the quality education they need to be competitive in the global economy. They passed the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA), which includes the All-Year School Study Act, a pilot program built on the success of Alain Locke. Click the link to read more. …

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Alain Locke Scholars Forum

Last Saturday, over 35 alumni gathered downtown to reconnect with familiar faces, network, share their achievements, and focus on college and career readiness. Alumni, staff, and Chicago professionals honored Mr. George W. Mead, a long-standing donor, who continues to provide Alain Locke alumni with scholarships to pursue post-secondary education. We are so grateful for his continued …

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Class of 2015 Graduate Retreat

The eighth graders at Alain Locke spent the day preparing for their upcoming transition to high school. They started the morning off with a grad-to-grad networking breakfast, followed by the much anticipated announcement of the valedictorian and salutatorian. Students created posters and rapped about the character traits, learning strategies, and habits needed to be successful in …

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Valedictorian & Salutatorian

The Alain Locke Class of 2015 Valedictorian and Salutatorian were just announced. Congratulations to Kiera McNeary, Valedictorian and Destiny Chapman, Salutatorian. All of our eighth graders are dedicated to their education, and we are incredibly proud of their achievements.

Amazing Race

Eighth graders at Alain Locke Charter School have been busy participating in many events to prepare them for their upcoming high school transition. Throughout the year, Future Founders Foundation has implemented a highly interactive college and career readiness curriculum, “Pathways to Careers,” to expose students to new careers through project-based learning. Students have participated in …

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