On March 17th, Alain Locke held its very first 7/8 Grade History Fair. The presentations were impressive and informative. You could tell that students learned a lot from the experience.

Alain Locke Charter School is now accepting applications from alumni  for the Alain Locke Scholarship, which awards scholarships for college and other post-secondary education programs.  To apply, you must be an alumni of Alain Locke Charter School, and accepted to a 2 or 4 year college, vocational or trade school.  The Scholarship is a one-year …

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On February 25th, Alain Locke had a school-wide event to celebrate Chicago’s own during African American History Month. Each grade at the school showed off their talents by doing a performance saluting prominent Chicago African Americans like President Obama, Thomas Dorsey, Oprah Winfrey, Louis Armstrong, the Harlem Globetrotters and even the TV show Soul Train. …

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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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