Alain LeRoy Locke College Preparatory Academy is a public charter high school located in Los Angeles, California, and is part of Green Dot Public Schools. It serves students in the community of Watts by offering high-quality public education.
High quality means that any student at any point can achieve and be successful in college, career and life.
Our teachers make the difference.
At Locke, we know that every child's path to success is unique, and it's up to us as educators to help your student find his or hers. Our teachers don't want to just get students into college and careers--they want them to thrive at every stage of life. Maintaining a focus on growth in every classroom practice and achievement assessment helps propel students to long-term success and prosperity.
Words from our Community
"I believe there's a great support system here. If a parent will come in and utilize that system, talking with the counselors, talking with the teachers, talking with the principal, with security and the people around, that will really help your student achieve."
"I would be remiss to not bring my sons to this school. I know every teacher. They know every teacher. They get a quality education as well as sports and extracurricular and extra enrichment opportunities that they could not get in other places. One of the advisory classes that we have is "See a Man, Be a Man" (or SAMBAM). It's a mentoring program for our African American males. They're getting real life experiences from a black man on how to navigate the community and our world."
About Green Dot
Green Dot Public Schools is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help transform public education so ALL students graduate prepared for college, leadership and life.
Unique in the nation for a major non-profit charter management organization, Green Dot is proving it can achieve better student outcomes with the same student population, lower per pupil funding than the district and a unionized workforce. We are the leading charter school operator in Los Angeles and one of the top three largest in the nation.
Fulfilling the Promise of Public Education
Our public education system was always meant to be the great equalizer in this country — the way by which all our children could pursue the bright future they deserve. Green Dot aims to deliver on this promise.
We believe schools make the different for students, and we see our work as critical to preparing the next generation of leaders to take on the challenges of our future. It is Green Dot’s promise to help every student grow into the leaders and change-makers of tomorrow.