General News

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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Sprout Social Beautification Project

Last Friday, Sprout Social brought 20 employees to Alain Locke Charter School who worked alongside the eighth graders to clean-up the playground. After a successful beautification project in October, Sprout Social had laid the playground foundation, added mulch, and provided benches for the school. Since then, the students have spent countless hours on the playground, wearing …

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Principal Love Invited to Present at the National Charter School Conference

Principal Love will present “Working the Core: Getting to your Strategic Plan” at the upcoming National Charter School Conference on June 21-24, 2015 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA. To learn more about the conference, click on the link below. National Charter School Conference 2015 Related Content: Principal Patrick Love …

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Alain Locke Featured in Inaugural Blog Post for Achievement Network

Learn more about one of Alain Locke’s key strategies in successfully closing the achievement gap for its students: a commitment to ongoing, focused and actionable professional development. Strong School-based Professional Development that leads to impact. Related Content: Alain Locke Highlighted by Achievement Network Alain Locke Recognized Nationally for Common Core Implementation Alain Locke Charter School …

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Alain Locke Recognized Nationally for Common Core Implementation

Alain Locke was just highlighted in the National Charter School Resource Center case study: Transitioning to the Common Core. Alain Locke was one of three charter schools lifted up as an exemplar in implementing the common core across the country. Click the link to read more. www.charterschoolcenter.org/mmcasestudy/alain-locke Related Content: Alain Locke Highlighted by Achievement Network …

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Alain Locke Welcomes Early Childhood Educators from China

A group of early childhood educators visited Alain Locke on Monday, November 10 to learn and observe from the school’s staff, dean, and principal. The group has visited annually for the past several years. Related Content: Alain Locke Hosts 20 Teachers from Leading Educators Taylor K. Shaw Discusses Keys to Success in Special School Visit …

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Alain Locke Hosts 20 Teachers from Leading Educators

On October 16 Alain Locke hosted 20 Teacher Leaders from an organization called Leading Educators. The idea behind the school visit was for the Leading Educator Fellows to go well beyond their own institutions to witness for themselves the schools across the country that are ensuring excellent results for kids. Alain Locke was selected for …

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Principal Patrick Love Presenting at the 2014 Illinois Charter School Conference

The 2014 Illinois Charter Schools Conference hosted by the Illinois Network of Charter Schools will take place on Monday, November 3 at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile.  Mr. Love will be presenting on Alain Locke’s successful transition to implementing the Common Core. Preparing for PARCC: What does Common Core really mean for our schools? For months and even …

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