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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 Academic Decathlon Team takes 3rd at City! Featured Photo

Amundsen Academic Decathlon Team takes 3rd at City!

Congratulations to the Amundsen Acadec Team on advancing to state for the 3rd consecutive year by placing 3rd overall at the CPS City Championship on Saturday. Individual medalists include Isaac E., Oswaldo R., Deen S., Annie R., Jackson F., and Julian S. The Decathletes are optimistic about bringing Amundsen a state level trophy at the Illinois State Acadec Competition on March 14th. Congratulations to all and Goooo Vikings!!!
Amundsen Japanese Bowl Team takes 3rd place at the Illinois Japanese Bowl! Featured Photo

Amundsen Japanese Bowl Team takes 3rd place at the Illinois Japanese Bowl!

The Amundsen Japanese Bowl Team of Matthew B., Sebastian B., and Carmen G., placed 3rd overall at the Illinois Japanese Bowl this past weekend. In only the 2nd year of the school's Japanese program, Amundsen's team finished ahead of every other public school in its first year of competition. Congratulations to all of the students and a special shout out to Ms. Kameyama for this excellent performance!
Friends of Amundsen Fundraiser Tickets are now on Sale! Featured Photo

Friends of Amundsen Fundraiser Tickets are now on Sale!

Join FOA and the Amundsen community for Raise the Sails! on Friday, April 24th, 2020 from 7pm-11pm at the Ravenswood Events Center in Chicago (4021 N. Ravenswood). This event benefits the Friends of Amundsen in their efforts to support AHS students. Tickets can be purchased at the link above. Hurry! Early Bird Pricing Ends Tuesday, March 31st! Hope to see you there!
Amundsen's Got Talent! Featured Photo

Amundsen's Got Talent!

Amundsen students, do you sing, act, dance, juggle? Do you have what it takes to win? Click on the link above to sign up for Amundsen's Got Talent! Register by March 9th. Preliminary rounds begin on March 18th! Contact Dr. Duggan for more information.

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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