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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's Haunted House is back...just in time for the holidays! Featured Photo

Amundsen's Haunted House is back...just in time for the holidays!

If you've always felt that you needed a little more scary in your merry, Amundsen has the cure for you! Join Amundsen's Haunted House Ensemble in their latest creation, "The Nightmare Before Christmas Break" on December 19th and 20th from 5:30-8pm at AHS. Enter through Door #4. Tickets at the door are $5. All proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit future theater productions and other AHS student activities.
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
Thank you for your support of the Friends of Amundsen Back to School Boost! Featured Photo

Thank you for your support of the Friends of Amundsen Back to School Boost!

Thank you to everyone in the Amundsen community who supported this year's FOA Back to School Boost. This years Back To School Boost saw an increase of over 30% over last year with a total of $3755. This was a “give the sake of giving” capital campaign and the Friends of Amundsen are so very grateful to those who donated. General donation opportunities to FOA to help support AHS are evergreen, so click on the link above to give:

Upcoming Events

FAFSA Workshop

Time: 10 AM – 12 PM
Location: College and Career Resource Center (114)

PLCs (AHS Staff)

Time: 9:35 AM – 2:05 PM
Location: Teacher's Workroom

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