At Ogden International we strive for excellence in our high school. This is not your "typical" public high school. Here you are a person, not a number. We are not a Selective Enrollment school. If you graduate from our 8th grade, you have the honor of moving up through our high school - continuing to be surrounded by our dedicated faculty and staff in a nurturing environment. This intimate environment allows for an individual approach to education.
The International Baccalaureate (IB) programme sets us apart as well with its trans disciplinary, inquiry-based learning allowing for a more student-led experience. We focus on our communities here in Chicago through outreach projects and walking field trips. Chicago is an extension of our classroom.
We celebrate our cultural differences through theater performances, dining out, art exhibits and exchange programs that span the globe. Our goal is to develop strong thinkers that are globally minded. The students that graduate from Ogden International have a keen sense of how to understand differences in people and are working toward a more peaceful world.
Come back often for important High School information and announcements!
This is where everything is going to posted throughout the year.
Week of April 24
IB: We strive to exhibit the attributes of the Learner Profile and demonstrate the IB Attitudes all year long! April's learner profile is "Knowledgeable" and attitude is "enthusiasm." Ask the learners in your family how have each have used their enthusiasm and knowledge to solve complex problems. Want to know why IB is important for our learners. Read THIS.
(6-12) West Campus Fourth Quarter Attendance Initiatives:
(6-12) Ogden International Weekly: HERE is the edition for April 19th.
(12) Senior Scholarship Drive: Currently our Senior class has accumulated over $4.2 million in scholarship funds collectively! Please continue to bring in the scholarship acceptance letters as this will be highlighted in the graduation program for each student in addition to the college they are attending. We want to recognize these achievements for every child!
(11) SAT MAKE-UP TESTING- All 11th graders needing to take a SAT make-up test, will do so on Tuesday, April 25. Contact Mr. Padilla, firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
(HS) ISBE Science Assessment: All 8th graders and select HS Biology students will take the Illinois Science Assessment during their science classes on select days in April. The ISA helps families understand how well students are attaining the
Illinois Learning Standards in science. These learning standards seek to prepare all students for college and careers, including in the high-demand science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. See schedule below:
Mr. Schlegel's 3rd and 6th period classes will test on Monday, April 24.
Mr. Allmen's 1st, 2nd, 3rd period classes will test on Wednesday, April 26.
(9-11) Earn Money Taking Free Practice SAT Exam: Academic Approach, a standardized test preparation company, is currently recruiting high school students to take our practice SAT tests. We are offering practice test events throughout the spring and summer. The test events will take place at DePaul University in Lincoln Park. Participants will be compensated $30 and will receive a full score report. You can register at http://bit.do/AASAT or contact email@example.com for more information.
(6-12) Final Examination Schedule: Students in grades 8 and 12 will take their final exams June 5th-June 12th. Students in grades 6,7,9,10 & 11 will take their final exams June 9th-June 16th. It is imperative that students are present the entire time during final examinations, as there is very limited time prior to grades being due for the year.
Please remember to send in all of your box tops. The classroom with the most will win a special prize from PTA. They are due by June 1st.
Graduating Senior Scholarship Drive: Seniors are required to complete multiple scholarship applications for college as a graduation requirement. To incentivize the completion of scholarships, students who submit a letter verifying they were awarded a scholarship will receive a raffle entry for one of two free prom tickets. If you are awarded 5 scholarships you will receive 5 raffle tickets, so the more you are awarded the higher chance you will have to win!! The drawing will take place on May 20th. Please contact Mr. Padilla or Mrs. Witherspoon for more information.
Enrichment Opportunities: Don't forget to keep checking back to our webpage of Enrichment Opportunities. You can even share it with parents/students from other schools! It is updated often with summer camp info, internships, college scholarships, tutoring opportunities, etc - all things that can support our students. It's a great resource!
High School Yearbooks: High school yearbooks are on sale now! Visit www.yearbookforever.com, type in Ogden in the search bar, select Ogden International High School Yearbook, click ‘buy yearbook’. Yearbooks are $36 and can be personalized for an extra charge. They will be distributed to students in June.
Just released! 2017-2018 CPS School Calendar
UPCOMING EVENTS - A LOOK AHEAD:
Monday, April 24th
Friday, April 28st
2016-2017 OFF CAMPUS LUNCH POLICY:
Students in grades 11 & 12 may qualify for open campus lunch by filling out the open campus lunch application found in the main office or online (please download, print, fill out and submit hard copy to front office). You will find the details of the 2016-2017 policy here.
Principal: Dr. Michael S. Beyer
Heads of Schools
East Campus: Cara Kranz
West Campus: Dr. Stacie Chana