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Alain Locke all-stars play a literacy game on a large table at Alain Locke Literacy Night on Thursday, November 17, 2022

Photos From Alain Locke Literacy Night 2022

Thank you so much to all of our all-stars and families who joined us on Thursday, November 17 for Alain Locke Literacy Night. We had an incredible turnout as we celebrated National Family Literacy Month by playing literacy games together. See the photos from Literacy Night below! Click thumbnails to enlarge Related Content: Fun in …

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The Alain Locke Charter School Class of 2022, pictured here with leadership

Photos From the Alain Locke Class of 2022 Graduation Ceremony

It’s official! The Alain Locke Charter School Class of 2022 is now on their way to the next exciting chapter in their academic careers. We had a very special ceremony celebrating our graduating eighth grade all-stars on Monday, June 6 at The DuSable Black History Museum and Education Center in Hyde Park. It was especially …

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Alain Locke scholar stands before "Typhoid Mary" presentation at the 2022 Grades 7-8 History Fair

Lots to Learn for Alain Locke All-Stars at the 2022 Grades 7-8 History Fair

The 2022 History Fair was an exceptional opportunity for our all-stars to explore a range of significant historical events in the Alain Locke gymnasium last Thursday. For their displays, our expert seventh- and eighth-grade historians presented on a variety of different topics, including “Muhammad Ali and the Vietnam War,” “The Tulsa Massacre” and “Typhoid Mary.” …

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Alain Locke Associate Board members assemble holiday meal gift baskets for all-stars and families

Alain Locke Associate Board Assembles Holiday Meal Gift Baskets

Members of the Alain Locke Associate Board recently met to assemble holiday meal gift baskets for all-stars and their families. Following last month’s #GivingTuesday fundraiser, Associate Board members were able to purchase items and put together gift baskets that Ms. Foster distributed to 20 families. Thank you to everyone who made this all possible by …

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Alain Locke named #3 Illinois charter middle school by U.S. News & World Report

Alain Locke Named No. 3 Charter Middle School in Illinois

We are thrilled to share today that Alain Locke Charter School has been named the No. 3 charter middle school in Illinois and earned a “Best” school recognition from U.S. News & World Report. This is the first time ever that U.S. News—which publishes annual rankings of high schools and colleges—has ranked public K-8 schools. …

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Alain Locke pre-K all-stars in the classroom during the fall of the 2021-22 school year

Photos From the Classroom With Our Pre-K All-Stars

Things are in full swing right now at Alain Locke, and we’re all so happy to be back in the building for the 2021-22 school year. Our pre-K all-stars are having an especially great time learning in their classrooms this fall. Check out some recent photos below! Click thumbnails to enlarge

Alain Locke all-stars back in the classroom for full-time, in-person learning

We’re Back! Check Out the Photos from Back-to-School 2021-2022.

We are very happy to be back for full-time, in-person learning now for the 2021-2022 school year. Since starting classes last Friday, everyone has been hard at work and taking the necessary precautions to stay safe. Things are just getting started, but we can’t wait to see what else this school year has in store! …

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