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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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Senior Closing Bulletin

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Amundsen Remote Learning Plan: For Families

During the school closure, Chicago Public Schools’ goal is to provide students with remote learning opportunities to help minimize instructional loss, provide students with routines and structures to help stay engaged and connected, and ensure that students are healthy. Amundsen High school will meet these goals by implementing the plan attached.
Letter from FOA regarding the Postponement of the 2020 Raise the Sails Fundraiser Featured Photo

Letter from FOA regarding the Postponement of the 2020 Raise the Sails Fundraiser

Thank you for purchasing tickets to the Raise the Sails Fundraiser, your support of Friends of Amundsen is so appreciated. As you all know, the health and safety of our students and community is our highest priority. After careful consideration, and in light of the ever-changing Coronavirus (COVID-19) developments, Raise the Sails has been postponed until Spring 2021. We are all disappointed, but look forward to gathering together in the future in support of Amundsen. Our plan is to transfer the purchased 2020 event tickets and 'Heads and Tails' to the 2021 event. If you are unable to attend next spring, please consider your purchase as a tax-deductible donation to Friends of Amundsen. If you prefer a refund, please email us at friendsofamundsen@gmail.com. Stay tuned for the 'Scooter Raffle' this Fall! All tickets purchased are valid and will be in the fall drawing. Since the students were participating in this effort and with remote learning in place, we feel it is best to postpone the drawing and ticket sales for full participation. We hope you can all still be part of Raise the Sails 2021. The latest information will always be available at friendsofamundsen.org. Thank you for your understanding and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out. We hope you all are all staying safe and healthy during this unprecedented time. We look forward to seeing our Amundsen community in person very soon. The Friends of Amundsen

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