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A Message from the Principal Department

 
Wow! It’s been an exciting and eventful few years. As the principal of Amundsen High School since 2012, I have been fortunate to lead our neighborhood high school through a remarkable and exciting transformation that has earned our neighborhood high school a CPS “school quality rating” of Level 1+. We are proud to have led our students to this level of academic and post-secondary success while maintaining our focus on inclusivity and diversity. We are eager to share the great news about our improvements in all areas, spanning academics, athletics, student-life and university and not-for-profit partnerships. Our $30M+ capital improvement projects have been extensive. Future projects are still being planned. Once completed, they will further enhance our school-wide learning environment and physical setting for athletics and other extra-curricular activities.
 
The Viking Way, which fosters the development of Accountable, Honorable, and Scholarly graduates, is at the core of every student’s cultural and academic experiences. Our comprehensive course catalog and thriving student-life ensure that every student feels challenged and valued. Amundsen High School is a stand-out choice among both magnet and neighborhood options for many reasons, including the following: high performing International Baccalaureate Programme; “Wall-to-Wall” Middle Years Programme” for all students in 9th and 10th grades; competitive results in Academic Decathlon, Science Fair, Math Team, etc.; thriving and well-funded athletic and extra-curricular programs; safe environment; and, an unwavering commitment to providing every student an authentic college and career preparatory experience that meets their unique educational needs.
Choosing a high school is an exciting, important, and daunting decision, but the high school journey is an unparalleled learning experience for all students. We strive to create this personalized learning experience for all students and are committed to making all decisions based on the needs of our students, who are at the center of everything we do. 
 
Goooo Vikings!
 
Anna Pavichevich
Principal
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Amundsen Japanese Language Students Participate in Japan Bowl 2019 Featured Photo

Amundsen Japanese Language Students Participate in Japan Bowl 2019

We are excited to hear that several Amundsen Freshmen in our IB MYP Japanese Language program participated in Japan Bowl at North Central College last Saturday. Japan Bowl is an academic competition for high school students who are studying Japanese across the state of Illinois. Since there was no official competition for Level 1, students participated in the Level 2 practice round this year. They did a great job and already look forward to competing next year. Congratulations to all of the students and to their teacher, Ms. Kameyama, for their hard work and dedication to the study of Japanese language at Amundsen High School. Great job!
Amundsen's Whirlwind Week! Featured Photo

Amundsen's Whirlwind Week!

March Madness usually refers to basketball, but March has proven to be a very exciting month for all of our Amundsen Vikings. Starting with a live performance by members of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and ending with Amundsen Acadec's stellar performance at state, this past week has made March a month to remember. Click on the link above to learn more about what made this such an amazing week for our Vikings!
Academic Decathlon State Competition Featured Photo

Academic Decathlon State Competition

The Amundsen Academic Decathlon Team finished the season 5th place overall at the State Competition held at Northeastern University on March 16th. The decathletes earned 6 individual medals led by Isaac E. Go Vikings!
Summer Boot Camp Registration for Rising IB Juniors (Click here) Featured Photo

Summer Boot Camp Registration for Rising IB Juniors (Click here)

The Amundsen IB Program and Gear UP are joining forces once again to offer a summer boot camp just for Amundsen's rising IB juniors. If you've recently been accepted into either the DP or CP program and want to strengthen your academic skills or learn how to manage your stress, then this program is for you! The two-week session also includes 2 college tours. Click on the link above to access the registration form. Space is limited so register today!
Get a Jump on the Application Process this Summer at College Boot Camp! (Click here) Featured Photo

Get a Jump on the Application Process this Summer at College Boot Camp! (Click here)

Amundsen High School, in partnership with GearUp will offer a college planning boot camp this summer to help rising AHS seniors get a jump on the college application process. This is for all seniors, but is highly recommended for those with heavy academic or athletic schedules who might be too busy during the year to find time for the college application process. Register by clicking on the link above. Hurry, space is limited!

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  • 1+Neighborhood High School
  • 100%of IB Diploma Graduates Earned Early College Credentials
  • U of C 5EssentialsWell-Organized for Improvement
  • 25+Athletic Teams