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Submit Your Lottery Applications for the 2020-2021 School Year

The new year is officially underway, and that means it’s already time to start thinking about next school year. Alain Locke Charter School is now accepting lottery applications for the 2020-2021 school year, which begins on July 13, 2020. Want your child to attend Alain Locke next school year? Submit your lottery application online or …

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Aerial view of the Alain Locke gymnasium for the 2019 Pre-Kwanzaa Program

Photos from the 2019 Pre-Kwanzaa Program

Alain Locke hosted our annual Pre-Kwanzaa Program on Wednesday, and this year’s program made for a particularly spectacular day with an incredible turnout. The day’s impressive performances included skits, songs, music and dancing from Alain Locke students of all grade levels. It was a tremendous experience to see everyone contribute with their own unique talents! …

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Students Put on Annual Holiday Music Performance at SWC Technology Office

With the holiday season now upon us, Alain Locke Charter School students have been busy showing off their holiday spirit. Alain Locke students visited our friends at SWC Technology Partners at their Oak Brook office on Friday to put on their annual holiday music performance. Students also enjoyed a great lunch that was provided by …

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Group sits at table in gymnasium during Family Math Night

Alain Locke Hosts First-Ever Family Math Night

Alain Locke Charter School hosted its very first Family Math Night last week for fifth- through eight-graders and their families. Attendees learned a variety of math games—which they are encouraged to play at home—and enjoyed some DELICIOUS Lou Malnati’s pizza as well. The event came just one week after the annual Family Literacy Night. Big …

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200 in Attendance for Annual Family Literacy Night

More than 200 students and family members were in attendance for the annual Alain Locke Family Literacy Night last week. The event, which was themed “Reading Gives You Superpowers,” included visits from some of our favorite “superheroes,” reading activities and crafts with teachers, and dinner. The event was open to all Alain Locke pre-K through …

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Students gather around computer at 2019 High School Fair

Another Amazing High School Fair at Alain Locke

Alain Locke Charter School hosted yet another outstanding High School Fair last week, which included visits from nearly 30 high schools from across Chicago. The annual High School Fair gave fifth- through eighth-grade students the opportunity to explore options for the next steps of their education after Alain Locke. Representatives from 28 high schools in …

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Photos from the 2019 National History Day Contest

Eighth-grader D’Shanti had an awesome time at the National History Day Contest last week. The annual contest was held at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland and is estimated to have been attended by nearly 3,000 students from the United States and abroad. D’Shanti made it to the national contest after advancing in …

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Progress Reports Go Home Wednesday, August 19th

Please be sure to review your child’s progress report and return it to the school with your signature. Please remember, that you are always encouraged to schedule a parent/instructor conference at any time during the school year to discuss your child’s progress at school.  We highly recommend that you reach out to your child’s instructor …

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