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Students Thrive Here

In 2008, Green Dot joined with teachers, parents and the community to transform Locke, one of the most persistently low-achieving schools in California, and turned it into a safe, personalized learning academy. Locke serves a highly impacted and transient community, many of whom are without a permanent or any residence, and 33% of whom are English Language Learners. Almost 20% are students with disabilities.


In 2019, Locke was awarded the Charter of the Year Award. In addition to rigorous college-prep curriculum, Locke students have the opportunity to play on athletic teams, or in their revived world-class marching band. Students also have access to innovative science and technology programming. Locke helps students cultivate skills and qualities that prepare them for success in college, leadership, and life.

 

Students Thrive Here

In 2008, Green Dot joined with teachers, parents and the community to transform Locke, one of the most persistently low-achieving schools in California, and turned it into a safe, personalized learning academy. Locke serves a highly impacted and transient community, many of whom are without a permanent or any residence, and 33% of whom are English Language Learners. Almost 20% are students with disabilities.

 

In 2019, Locke was awarded the Charter of the Year Award. In addition to rigorous college-prep curriculum, Locke students have the opportunity to play on athletic teams, or in their revived world-class marching band. Students also have access to innovative science and technology programming. Locke helps students cultivate skills and qualities that prepare them for success in college, leadership, and life.

 

We foster a nurturing community.

We meet students where they are.

We prepare all of our students for college, leadership, and life.

We engage parents as partners.

Message from our Principals

Our intention is to continue working to carry out our school mission and to provide an education for our community that will equip our resilient, self-reliant, and compassionate students with the skills necessary for success in college, career, and their adult lives.

Belen Ramirez, Principal of Academics and Operations

Toni Ginn, Principal of Culture, Supports and Community

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News & Announcements

Stories About Alain LeRoy Locke College Prep Academy

Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy is undergoing a wave of exciting upgrades to vitalize its academic and athletic programs. This spring, Locke opened its renovated gymnasium, a $1.1 million project, as well as its new Career Technical Education (CTE) room. The post Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy Opens... Read more
Published on 05/10/2023
Green Dot Public Schools Blog
Students at Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy founded activism group Justice for Peace in response to street violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and suicide occurring along the Figueroa Corridor. The post Locke High School Students Advocate for Safer Streets along the Figueroa Corridor appeared first on Updates from Green... Read more
Published on 01/23/2023
Green Dot Public Schools Blog
At Ánimo Pat Brown Charter High School, social studies teacher Joel Snyder puts civic engagement at the core of his AP Government course, which he has used to enable students to engage in political discourse and kickstart change in their communities. The post Congresswomen Brings Insight on Civic Engagement to... Read more
Published on 12/12/2022
Green Dot Public Schools Blog
A pilot, a doctor, and a secret serviceman were all in the same building. This isn’t a setup for a punchline. This is just a few of the many professions students at Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy learned about during the school’s annual Career Day and Fair, which took... Read more
Published on 12/01/2022
Green Dot Public Schools Blog
After four years of being part of the Unified Sports League, Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy, held its first-ever Unified game on campus. The post Locke Students Exhibit Teamwork, Dedication in First-Ever Home Unified Sports Game appeared first on Updates from Green Dot Public Schools.... Read more
Published on 07/11/2022
Green Dot Public Schools Blog
Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy was awarded nearly $2.8MM in grants to support Career Technical Education (CTE) programs. $916,977 of grant funds were received from California Community Colleges and the remainder came in matching funds from program partners. Reflecting on the programs that led to this funding, Luis Castillo,... Read more
Published on 06/09/2022
Green Dot Public Schools Blog

We offer campus tours if you are interested in learning more. During the tour, attendees will have the opportunity to see the Alain LeRoy Locke College Prep Academy campus, ask questions, meet the principal, and see classrooms in action.