Recently, students at Alain Locke Charter School were greeted by some friendly stuffed bears—and just in time for the holidays! It’s an annual tradition thanks to the generosity of Alain Locke supporters. Over 428 stuffed bears and 140 bear backpacks were given out this year. And as the smiles in the pictures show, it was …

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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.

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! 

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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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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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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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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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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