Inaugural Alumni Reunion BBQ

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!

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Alain Locke’s 5th Annual Music Showcase

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.

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Alain Locke Students Qualify for State History Fair

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.

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Apply for the Alain Locke Scholarship today

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 award, renewable for up to five years based on active enrollment.  The deadline to apply is July 1, 2016, with award notifications made by August 1, 2016.  You can return your completed application form and required attachments to Mia Stokes, Higher Education and Career Counselor at or by mail:

Mia Stokes
Higher Education and Career Counselor
Alain Locke Charter School
3141 W. Jackson
Chicago, IL 60612

Download the application

Alain Locke Scholarship Application 2016

Celebrating African American History Month

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. The day was full of energy, fun and information, topped off by sounding great, too. That’s because the Alain Locke Charter School band played a tribute to Sam Cooke. It goes to show just how talented and dedicated Alain Locke students are when it comes to honoring those who are an important part of Chicago history and beyond.

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