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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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Fall 2019 SAT and PSAT Rescheduled to October 30th! Featured Photo

Fall 2019 SAT and PSAT Rescheduled to October 30th!

As Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and Mayor Lightfoot’s Office continue working toward fair contract agreements with our teachers and school support staff, the district is making contingency plans so students are not negatively impacted in the event of a work stoppage. To ensure students have optimum conditions for the Fall 2019 PSAT and SAT assessments, the district has decided to change the administration date in district-managed schools to Wednesday, October 30, 2019. These assessments were originally scheduled for October 16th—the day before a potential work stoppage would occur. October 16th will be a regular attendance day for all students and schools will operate on their normal bell schedule. This change affects the following students: 9th graders testing for the PSAT 8/9 10th and 11th graders testing for the PSAT/NMSQT 12th graders testing for the SAT Please see the parent letter above for additional details regarding this change.
2019 Homecoming Fundraiser hosted by the Friends of Amundsen Athletics and Alarmist Brewing Featured Photo

2019 Homecoming Fundraiser hosted by the Friends of Amundsen Athletics and Alarmist Brewing

The Friends of Amundsen Athletics and Alarmist Brewing welcome you to our 2019 Homecoming Fundraiser. Please join us on Thursday, October 10th from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Alarmist Brewing Taproom, 4055 W. Peterson. Tickets include light appetizers & a beverage. Please click on the link above to purchase tickets today! Additional drinks available for purchase ($2 per drink supports Amundsen Athletics) Please join us in supporting Friends of Amundsen's Athletics!
Parent Letter on the Dangers of E-Cigarettes Featured Photo

Parent Letter on the Dangers of E-Cigarettes

A letter from CPS and the Chicago Department of Public Health that details growing concerns about the potential health risks associated with the use of e-cigarettes and vaping products.
Friends of Amundsen Back to School Boost! Featured Photo

Friends of Amundsen Back to School Boost!

Amundsen High School relies on Friends of Amundsen to fund important school initiatives that range from classroom technology and building security to spirit wear and more. The Back to School Boost is a simple, easy and direct way to contribute to our fundraising efforts.Help us hit our goal of $5,000 this fall by clicking on the link above and donating today!

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  • 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