In 1999, Alain Locke opened its doors to provide a world-class education for children on the West Side of Chicago. Today, it’s the #1 performing charter elementary school in Chicago. Watch our new video highlighting the teachers, principal and founder of Alain Locke.
Alain Locke was featured in Chicago Magazine (September 2016 issue) as one of the top 5 charter elementary schools in Chicago. Congratulations to the staff, students and parents of Alain Locke! Read the full article here.
Alain Locke Charter School held its inaugural Alumni Reunion Barbecue on August 5th. More than 40 alumni gathered in Alain Locke’s back yard with family and faculty to catch up and reminisce. There were representatives from graduating classes from 2007 forward. Mia Stokes, Alain Locke Higher Education and Career Counselor shared opportunities to apply for college scholarships and encouraged alumni to apply. Here’s to making this an annual event!
On May 26, 2016 Alain Locke Charter School held its 5th Annual Music Showcase, celebrating all the musical accomplishments by the talented All-Stars of Alain Locke. At a time when school districts around the country are cutting back on the arts, Alain Locke continues to provide quality standards-based arts education to our students. Through the course of the school year, our students have been learning the fundamentals of singing, music literacy, and instrumental performance technique. We’ve listened to music from all around the world, studied some of the most famous composers from history, and, at this celebration, students performed just a small sample of the music they’ve worked on all year.
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.
We are proud to say that two of our 8th graders, Shania Dorsey and Cedrena Jones, advanced to the state competition in Springfield for their project “Desegregation of Central High!”
Click here to see the Junior-level projects will advance to the State Expo at the Prairie Convention Center in Springfield on May 5, 2016.