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January 21, 2020

The new year is officially underway, and that means it’s already time to start thinking about next school year. Alain Locke Charter School is…Read more

Photos from the 2019 Pre-Kwanzaa Program
December 20, 2019

Alain Locke hosted our annual Pre-Kwanzaa Program on Wednesday, and this year’s program made for a particularly spectacular day with an incredible turnout.

The…Read more

Students Put on Annual Holiday Music Performance at SWC Technology Office
December 12, 2019

With the holiday season now upon us, Alain Locke Charter School students have been busy showing off their holiday spirit.

Alain Locke students visited…Read more

Alumni Focus: Taylor K. Shaw, Founder and CEO of Black Women Animate
December 11, 2019

For the final installment of our Alumni Focus series, we chatted with Taylor K. Shaw, a very familiar face here at Alain Locke Charter School.

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Photos from the 2019 Science Fair
December 10, 2019

Alain Locke hosted our annual Science Fair for fifth- through eighth-graders on Thursday.

This year’s fair featured tons of great submissions from students—it was…Read more

Alumni Focus: Amber Cooper, Student at Howard University
November 21, 2019

This month’s Alumni Focus profile features Amber Cooper, a student at Howard University.

Growing up, Amber attended Alain Locke Charter School with her elder…Read more

Sandra Steinbrecher Photograph on Display at Smithsonian Exhibition
November 15, 2019

A powerful photograph by Chicago-based Sandra Steinbrecher—a friend and collaborator of Alain Locke Charter School—is now on display at the world-renowned Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington,…Read more

Alain Locke Hosts First-Ever Family Math Night
October 28, 2019

Alain Locke Charter School hosted its very first Family Math Night last week for fifth- through eight-graders and their families.

Attendees learned a variety…Read more

200 in Attendance for Annual Family Literacy Night
October 25, 2019

More than 200 students and family members were in attendance for the annual Alain Locke Family Literacy Night last week.

The event, which was…Read more


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