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

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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Alain Locke on Wednesday hosted our Drive-Through Graduation Ceremony for the Class of 2021. Our graduating eighth-graders brought a whole new meaning to our theme for this school year: “The Power of Purpose!” We’re wishing you all the best as you embark on your high school careers! Check out the photos from the Class of …

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Alain Locke all-stars at the 2021 Eighth Grade Luncheon and Retreat

It was with great excitement that we held our Eighth Grade Luncheon and Retreat on Friday to help the Alain Locke Charter School Class of 2021 get ready for high school. This past school year has been unlike any other, and we’re proud of our eighth-grade all-stars for persevering and finishing out their Alain Locke …

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It’s hard to believe, but it’s already time to start thinking about the 2021-2022 school year here at Alain Locke. This current school year has been unlike any other—that is for sure! After lots of remote learning, we’ve been so happy to start welcoming some of our all-stars back to to the building already. We’re …

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Young girl hoisted on man's shoulders with arms in the air.

February is cruising along, but there’s still plenty of Black History Month left to enjoy. Check out this list of free activities, for example. Most of the events are online so you can stay nice and cozy at home, and there’s even one outside, too 🙂 Black History Month with WTTW WTTW’s Black History Month …

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Alain Locke staff prepares to welcome all-stars back to the school building.

It’s been a long time coming, but we are so happy to have finally welcomed our Alain Locke all-stars back to the school building this week.

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The Chicago Connected initiative from Chicago Public Schools is now offering free high-speed internet to families across the city. According to CPS, approximately one out of five Chicago children—predominantly on the West and South sides—don’t have access to high-speed internet. To ensure a better education for young people, Chicago Connected is working to provide internet …

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Alain Locke alumnus ArmanĂ­ Washington poses before Howard Bison flag

The Alain Locke family has learned that ArmanĂ­ Washington, a graduate of the Class of 2016, will be attending the prestigious Howard University this fall. Located in Washington, D.C., Howard was ranked No. 2 this year among all historically black colleges and universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report. ArmanĂ­, who went …

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