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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

Scholarship Information Sessions--Wednesday, January 22nd in the CCC Featured Photo

Scholarship Information Sessions--Wednesday, January 22nd in the CCC

On Wednesday, Jan 22, the Scholarship Team is hosting information sessions in the College and Career Center (Room 114) during all lunch periods for students to learn about the CPS Wentcher Foundation Scholarship. The CPS Wentcher Scholarship Foundation awards 70+ college scholarships annually to high-performing CPS seniors to help students pursue higher education, valued at up to $10,000 per year, totaling up to $40,000. The deadline to apply is Feb 7, 2020! Eligibility Requirements * Open to Chicago Public Schools seniors graduating in June 2020 * Minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA * Minimum 1030 SAT total score (or 20 ACT) * Open to students who are eligible to apply for federal financial aid Click on the link above to be taken to the application homepage!
IB Program Sophomore Parent Informational Meeting Featured Photo

IB Program Sophomore Parent Informational Meeting

Attention Sophomore Parents! If you've been wondering whether the IB Diploma or Career-Related Programs are right for your child, then come to the Sophomore Parent Information Meeting on January 14th, 2020 at 6pm. This meeting is for parents of ANY current AHS sophomore who is thinking about the IB program. You do not have to be a current IB student to apply. We encourage all families to consider this rigorous curriculum as an option for your college-bound student. Applications are due on January 17th, so if you have questions, please consider attending this meeting! (Click on the link to access the application!)
Happy New Year! Featured Photo

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all of our Amundsen Families! School starts Thursday, January 2nd at 7:45am. Please see the message above for important details!
Amundsen Student Travel Club Plans 2020 Trip to the National Parks!  Parent Meeting Scheduled for 12/16! Featured Photo

Amundsen Student Travel Club Plans 2020 Trip to the National Parks! Parent Meeting Scheduled for 12/16!

Amundsen Student Travel Club Presents: Explore National Parks! A 7 Day Adventure to The Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park! ● Where: Grand Canyon, Zion, and Bryce Canyon National Parks ● When: November 5-11, 2020 ● All-Inclusive Price: $2649 (includes airfare, private coach bus, hotels, all meals, tips, entrance to parks, etc.) ● PAYMENT PLANS AVAILABLE! YOU DO NOT HAVE TO PAY ALL AT ONCE! ● How: If interested, please come with parent/guardian to our informational sessions on Monday 12/16 ● @ 5:30 PM in Rm 209. Join the Student Travel Club Google Classroom @ r600kqz for updates and information on how to register and to RSVP to the informational session or see/email Ms. Hanus
Amundsen High School Rated Level 1+ Again!!! Featured Photo

Amundsen High School Rated Level 1+ Again!!!

We are happy to announce that, for the third year in a row, Amundsen High School has been rated a Level 1+ high school by the Chicago Public Schools. Amundsen is one of only a small number of neighborhood high schools to have achieved this rating, and the only one to have achieved it after being in a probationary status. We are so very proud of our students, and we thank and congratulate all of the members of the Amundsen family who have contributed to this achievement. We could not have done it without you! #3peat #NeighborhoodHS #Viking_Pride

Upcoming Events

  • 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