A collage of Alain Locke Charter School students and staff

The Alain Locke Charter School Family has issued the following statement in response to the recent events taking place in our country:

The Joyful June calendar offers 30 exercises for practicing positive thinking

The month of June usually means warm weather and fun outside in the sun. With all that’s going on in the world right now, though, things aren’t feeling too bright. We could all use a little help coming up with reasons to be happy.

With the end of the 2019-2020 school year drawing near, Principal Love has some things he would like to share with our Alain Locke scholars and families. Read Principal Love’s year-end letter for very important announcements on report card pickup, the upcoming school year and our special Summer Bridge Program. We wish you all the …

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Alain Locke students participate in "Story Time with Ms. Hartfield" on Zoom

The blind lottery to determine enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year at Alain Locke is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Friday, May 15. Due to the ongoing shelter-in-place order in Illinois, we will be hosting this year’s enrollment lottery virtually on Zoom.

Silhouettes of three children jumping over large letters that spell "stay active"

We’ve all been staying home a lot more than usual lately, and it can be easy to forget about our physical fitness. The fact of the matter is, though, that it’s more important than ever right now.

We are wishing a Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to all of our awesome teachers at Alain Locke.

UPDATED April 17, 2020 ** MANDATORY SCHOOL CLOSURE ** Read the letter from Principal Love here. Chicago Public Schools will now remain closed through the end of the school year to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. In light of this announcement, Alain Locke will be closed through the rest of the school year.  Families can …

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Are you a motivated individual interested in a career in the legal field? Chicago-based tech company Relativity has launched it’s Relativity Fellows program this year, and it sounds like it could be a perfect fit for many Alain Locke alumni and family members.


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