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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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Recent News

Important News Regarding May 2020 IB Exams Featured Photo

Important News Regarding May 2020 IB Exams

Please click on the link above to read a letter from the Amundsen IB team regarding the International Baccalaureate Organisation's announcement that the May 2020 IB Exam Session will be cancelled this year.
Amundsen Academic Decathlon Team wins 3rd place at State Featured Photo

Amundsen Academic Decathlon Team wins 3rd place at State

The Viking Acadec Team finished the season strong winning 3rd place at State. The Illinois State Academic Decathlon Competition at Northeastern University on March 14th was cancelled due the covid-19 pandemic and replaced with an abbreviated online version. The 2020 Team was extremely consistent placing 3rd at Regional, City and State. A big shout out to Isaac E. for winning Silver in Econ-Honors and Jennifer P. for winner Silver in Math-Scholastic. Our dedicated decathletes are: Isaac E., Oswaldo R., Deen S., Jennifer P., Valeria R., Rodrigo A. Annie R., Jackson F., Julian S., and Caleb K. Go Vikings!!!
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COVID-19 Q&A

Dear Viking Parents, We have received several questions directly from all of you, which we will answer in this FAQ document. Because we wanted to honor each and every question asked, you may find some repetition in both questions and answers. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have additional questions or concerns not addressed here. We are wishing you health and peace during these difficult times. Anna, Kristi, Cybill, Minh
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Important Information Re: Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Attention Amundsen Community: Per Governor Pritzker's order of March 13th, all schools in Illinois, including the Chicago Public Schools, will be closed from Tuesday, March 17th through Monday, March 30th. This includes Amundsen High School. School is expected to resume on Tuesday, March 31st, but this is an ongoing situation and may change. Please refer to the main CPS website, linked above, for more information regarding CPS's response to the Coronavirus epidemic. In the meantime, please refer to Google Classroom for assignments and communications from teachers, and to this site for Amundsen-specific information. At the present, all clubs and sports teams are suspended until further notice and the building will be inaccessible to non-essential personnel. The building will be closed to students and staff after Monday March 16th but will be open for voting on Tuesday, March 17th. (Go to ChicagoElections.com for more information about polling place accessibility). Thank you!
Friends of Amundsen Fundraiser has been postponed until further notice. Featured Photo

Friends of Amundsen Fundraiser has been postponed until further notice.

The FOA Raise the Sails! fundraiser has been postponed until further notice because of the current health crisis. Please watch this space for updates as they become available. In the meantime, consider supporting FOA through a donation via their website if you are able. Thank you so much for your support!

Upcoming Events

PAC Meeting

Time: 5 PM – 6 PM
Location: Amundsen High School, 5110 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 60625, USA
  • Level 1+Neighborhood High School
  • 100%of IB Diploma Graduates Earned Early College Credentials
  • U of C 5EssentialsWell-Organized for Improvement
  • 25+Athletic Teams
  • 1+Neighborhood High School
  • 100%of IB Diploma Graduates Earned Early College Credentials
  • U of C 5EssentialsWell-Organized for Improvement
  • 25+Athletic Teams