Alain Locke scholar stands before "Typhoid Mary" presentation at the 2022 Grades 7-8 History Fair

The 2022 History Fair was an exceptional opportunity for our all-stars to explore a range of significant historical events in the Alain Locke gymnasium last Thursday. For their displays, our […]

After spending so much time apart from each other during remote learning, we’ve been sure to get lots of photos of our all-stars now that we’re back in the building […]

Alain Locke Associate Board members assemble holiday meal gift baskets for all-stars and families

Members of the Alain Locke Associate Board recently met to assemble holiday meal gift baskets for all-stars and their families. Following last month’s #GivingTuesday fundraiser, Associate Board members were able […]

Alain Locke named #3 Illinois charter middle school by U.S. News & World Report

We are thrilled to share today that Alain Locke Charter School has been named the No. 3 charter middle school in Illinois and earned a “Best” school recognition from U.S. […]

Alain Locke pre-K all-stars in the classroom during the fall of the 2021-22 school year

Things are in full swing right now at Alain Locke, and we’re all so happy to be back in the building for the 2021-22 school year. Our pre-K all-stars are […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]


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