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!
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School is out!
As we close the 2016-2017 school year, we wish to share heartfelt thank you to everyone for making the year so successful! It has been an exciting year, with much to be proud of. We encourage everyone to look back through the photos posted Ogden's Facebook page from September. What an amazing year! Our teachers, staff, students, and parent volunteers are what make Ogden special and our learning community truly is world class.
While we all deserve some rest and relaxation, we do plan to send periodic updates over the summer, so please be on the lookout. We are also planning back-to-school events the days leading up to the first day of school on September 5th.
The offices at each campus will have minimal hours of availability over the summer. Please check our website, ogden.cps.edu, for updates and information.
Again, thank you for such a successful year. We look forward to building upon this success next year to achieve our goal of being the best IB school in the world!
IB: We strive to exhibit the attributes of the Learner Profile and demonstrate the IB Attitudes all year long! June's learner profile is "Reflective" and attitude is "Appreciation." Ask the learners in your family how being reflective and showing appreciation have helped them learn at Ogden. Want to know why IB is important for our learners? Read THIS.
VERY IMPORTANT: Update your Constant Contact profile: Be sure to update your profile for next year by selecting next year's grade levels for your student(s). You can always update your profile by visiting our website (http://ogden.cps.edu/) and selecting "Sign up for school updates" under the Our Parents section, or by clicking HERE.
Relocating or transferring? Is your family moving or transferring before next school year? Please complete THIS form to let us know. This will enable us to prepare documents prior to the end of the school year. It also helps with planning homerooms and schedules.
Google account: Graduating 12th grade, or transferring outside of CPS? Be sure to download anything you have saved to your Google email or drive. After you transfer out of CPS, you account is automatically and immediately deactivated, and you will not be able to access the email or documents you might have saved.
Summer SEED: Interested in participating in a week-long class on diversity and equity? Ogden might host just such an opportunity. The class will be open to all parents, teachers, staff, and community members. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or learn more about SEED here: http://ogden.cps.edu/diversity.html
Local School Council openings: We anticipate two parent openings on the LSC starting in July. If you are interested in applying, please complete the forms below and return to the clerk at either campus prior to July 1st. Candidates who do not submit all of the forms, or have incomplete forms, cannot be considered.
Telephone Number Disclosure Form
Criminal Conviction Disclosure
(Rising 11-12) High School Math/SAT Enrichment Program: We invite your students to attend a FREE two week SAT Math Enrichment workshop that will be held at the Ogden West Campus Monday-Thursday 9am-12pm from August 14th to August 24th. Students who are slated to take Algebra II, Math Studies and Math SL1 are highly encouraged to attend. Student who are slated to take Math Studies 2 or Math SL2 are also welcome to attend if they would like to review content prior to starting the second year of the course. Please reach out to Dr. Vanderbilt (email@example.com) for more information.
High School Math/SAT Enrichment Program Registration Form
(Rising 10-12) College Camp: We are proud to invite your student to attend our first annual College Camp, that will run Monday July 31st through Thursday August 3rd for students in grades 10-12.
This event is open to students who will be in grades 10-12 in the 2017-2018 school year. Students in grades 10-12 will travel to local colleges and universities and learn about the college application process, at no cost to families. Additionally, rising seniors will be invited to participate in a second week of camp Monday August 7th through Thursday August 10th, where they will begin applying for colleges and universities. If interested please complete the registration document below and feel free to forward any questions to Mr. Padilla (firstname.lastname@example.org). More information will be forthcoming after registration.
Ogden International: Summer College Camp Registration
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!
UPCOMING EVENTS - A LOOK AHEAD:
First day of school: September 5
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