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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 Students Make Beautiful Music Together! Featured Photo

Amundsen Students Make Beautiful Music Together!

This past week the Amundsen High School community got a welcome respite from the spring rains while attending Amundsen's Spring Music Concerts. On Tuesday, our orchestra performed several works following Chappell Elementary School's amazing performance. On Wednesday, the Amundsen Chorus and Band took over the stage and wowed us with their solo and group performances. Thank you so much to Orchestra Director Mr. Sean Reidy, Band Director Mr. Omar Fong-Bances, Chorus Director Mr. William Spain, Chamber Ensemble Director Mr. Gregory Caswell and members of the Chicago Civic Orchestra for your hard work and dedication to our students!
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Attention Students: Sign up now for Summer Credit Recovery!

Missing a core class required for graduation or a non-credit bearing graduation requirement, like Service Learning, Driver's Ed, or the Constitution Test? Concerned about being off-track? Summer is a great time to get moving in the right direction! Students may reach out to counselors via email or stop by Room 126 to set-up an appointment to discuss recovery options. If your counselor is not available, please speak with Ms. Chinchilla.
Attention Junior Parents!  Please come to our Upcoming Parent Workshop,

Attention Junior Parents! Please come to our Upcoming Parent Workshop, "Paying for College"

GEAR UP and the Amundsen Counseling Team are offering a workshop for parents of Amundsen Juniors to learn about resources that can help families pay for college. We will discuss FAFSA, scholarships, and other important topics. The workshop will be offered in both Spanish and English at Amundsen on two different dates, Saturday, June 1st from 10am-12pm and Tuesday, June 4th from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Please feel free to come to either session as they will offer the same information.
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Have a Safe and Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Amundsen High School and the Chicago Public Schools would like to remind everyone in our community to have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend while also remembering those who have passed in service to our country. Please go to Chicago.gov/summer for family-friendly activities happening in Chicago this weekend.
Vikings Conquer the World! Featured Photo

Vikings Conquer the World!

Welcome back to school! We hope everyone had a safe and happy spring break and that you were able to enjoy some of the sunny days that nature brought us this past week. It's finally starting to look like spring! We especially want to welcome back our Viking adventurers, who explored Spain and Japan this past week. The 36 students and 6 teachers who went to Spain visited the historical and cultural highlights of Madrid, Granada, Toledo, and Sevilla. The Japan group, whose trip was funded by the Japanese Government and comprised of Amundsen MYP Japanese Language students, visited Tokyo, Osaka, and surrounding areas. Both groups had a wonderful time and we can't want to hear more about their amazing experiences. We are so proud of our Viking travelers for doing such an excellent job of representing AHS and Chicago in their international travels. What's our next destination? Switzerland, Austria and Germany in 2020!
Amundsen Algebra I Team Finds X for the Win! Featured Photo

Amundsen Algebra I Team Finds X for the Win!

Congratulations to the Amundsen Algebra I team on their 1st place win at the final math competition of the season that took place Saturday April 6th at Lane Tech. Congratulations also to the Geometry team for its 3rd place win in its division. Overall, the Amundsen Math Team finished 3rd place in its division for the season. Congratulations to all of our mathletes, and to your coaches, Ms. Prappas and Mr. Evans, for your outstanding work this season. We are so proud of you!

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