A Message from our Principal
Welcome to Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy!
In 2008, Green Dot Public Schools joined with teachers, parents and the community to transform Alain LeRoy Locke High School, one of the most persistently low-achieving schools in California, and split it into several small, safe, personalized learning academies. Today, the Locke Family consists of two Academies, one serving 9th-10 graders and the other serving 11th-12th grades.
In addition to a rigorous college-prep curriculum, Locke students have the opportunity to play on athletics teams or in our world-class band. Students also have access to innovative science and technology programming. We want our students to cultivate skills and qualities that prepare them for success in college and life beyond.
Our students grow into leaders who are ready to achieve. We believe it's up to us to provide the kind of high quality, public education that can get them where they need to go.
Student success isn't a destination --it's a journey that begins as soon as a student walks through the doors of Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy. When you join the Locke Family, you become part of a 50+ year tradition of high quality public education. Once a Saint, always a Saint.
Dr. Peggy Gutierrez
President & CEO, Green Dot Public Schools California
Dr. Cristina de Jesus
Latest Updates from Locke
- Green Dot Joins Thousands of Parents to Rally Ahead of Charter MoratoriumYesterday hundreds of parents and students from Green Dot Public Schools joined thousands more from across the city to demand that Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) board members vote “no” on a resolution to call for a statewide moratorium on authorizing new charter schools. Although the school board was ultimately not responsive to the cries of those parents and passed the resolution 5-1, we will not ... read more
- ‘Not My Parents’ Locke’: Reflections from a Current Locke Student
- Students Escape Classroom to Build 21st Century SkillsThe idea that technology and artificial intelligence (AI) will replace humans in the workplace is debatable. Though automation and AI may occupy some jobs in the future, there are many things that robots can’t do as well as humans, like improvised creativity. We don’t know what the future will look like, but we know that learning how to work with people and learning ... read more
- Ping Pong Ball-Throwing Robots Get Put to the Test at Fourth Annual CompetitionNearly 10 years ago, Green Dot Public Schools’ robotics program was an idea in the mind of Green Dot teacher, Andrew Osterhaus. Today, students throughout the Green Dot network are learning how to meet the challenges of the future by building their own robots and testing the limits of their mechanical creations. ... read more
- Q&A: Meet Youth of the Year Award Winner Talisha SkinnerWe sat down with Talisha Skinner, a senior at Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy. This year Talisha won the Boys and Girls Club of Carson Youth of the Year award and competed in the Youth of the Year nationals. We spoke with Talisha about being a Youth of the Year honoree, what makes Locke special, and ... read more
- Why the First Legacy Conference Was Vital for the Achievement of Our African American Male Students