Alain Locke students participate in "Story Time with Ms. Hartfield" on Zoom

The blind lottery to determine enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year at Alain Locke is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Friday, May 15. Due to the ongoing shelter-in-place order in […]

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We’ve all been staying home a lot more than usual lately, and it can be easy to forget about our physical fitness. The fact of the matter is, though, that […]

We are wishing a Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to all of our awesome teachers at Alain Locke.

UPDATED April 17, 2020 ** MANDATORY SCHOOL CLOSURE ** Read the letter from Principal Love here. Chicago Public Schools will now remain closed through the end of the school year to […]

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Are you a motivated individual interested in a career in the legal field? Chicago-based tech company Relativity has launched it’s Relativity Fellows program this year, and it sounds like it […]

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As we all get settled in for an extended time away from school, Alain Locke would like to share a few resources to help keep students busy learning at home. […]

Alain Locke student stands in front of his submission to the 2020 History Fair

The 2020 History Fair was full of informative and engaging projects from Alain Locke seventh- and eighth-graders last week. We would like to say a big “thank you!” to Mrs. […]

Alain Locke students at the African-American History Program.

Alain Locke fifth- through eighth-graders put on a fantastic show at our African-American History Program. The theme of the event was “Strong Roots, Amazing Achievements!” and allowed for students to […]

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Please be aware that Alain Locke Charter School follows Chicago Public Schools regarding weather-related school closings. If CPS is closed due to extreme cold weather or snow, then Alain Locke […]


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