Welcome to West Campus
At Ogden 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.
Please note that in 2018-2019, Ogden International High School adopted a block schedule with enrichment and seminar days with early dismissal.
Richard Strauss' Elektra
As part of Mr. Torres' IB History unit on pre-war Germany, students attended an evening performance of Richard Strauss' Elektra, premiered in 1908. It was an exhilarating and bloody tale that exhibited the Expressionist mood of Europe at the turn of the 20th century. It was the first opera for most students and they really had a good time.
Boys Varsity Basketball and Girls Varsity Cheer
Boys Varsity Basketball and Girls Varsity Cheer had a successful Senior night as Ogden beat Soto HS 72-50. The gym was packed with fans and families to celebrate our 8 college-bound athletes in their final home game.
Ogden HS Robotics Team Wins the City Championship
Ogden HS Robotics team wins the city championship of the First Tech Challenge Robotics Competition! They advance to state playoffs this weekend. Congratulations to our engineers and mechanics, best of luck in state playoffs!
West Campus Media Literacy
Mr. Shibata's English 2 students are sharing strategies on how to combat biases to become informed media consumers. They are working through a media literacy unit.
Mayor Emanuel Visits the West Campus
Mr. Baker, Ogden's West Campus Head of School, welcomes Chicago's mayor, Rahm Emanuel, for a short visit on Tuesday, February 5th. He visited some classrooms and was very impressed with our IB programs and college-ready culture.
Second Quarter Instructional Newsletter
Four times a year, once after each 10 week quarter, a small team of instructors publish an Instructional Newsletter to help our parent/guardians and community members to better understand our IB grading philosophy and other aspects of our instructional programming. Please click here for this quarter's edition.
IB Diploma Classes
Is your 10th grade student interested in taking IB Diploma classes next year? Ogden's Diploma Programme will begin its recruitment of 10th grade students in early February. Diploma Programme classes are college level classes that are taught over the course of the 11th and 12th grades. If students complete all class requirements and pass the IB exam, they will receive college credit, while still in high school! If you would like to learn more, you may attend an information session. All students interested in applying MUST attend course specific information sessions, which will take place during the school day. To learn more see the recruitment timeline or contact the Diploma Programme Coordinator, John McGinnis, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congratulations Once Again
Congratulations once again to our selected seniors who participated in the All City Senior Exhibition at the Neiman Center through School of the Art Institute last week. One student even had her art in the main window!
Please come see more of the IB Visual Arts artwork on Thursday, April 4th at INTUIT; 756 N. Milwaukee Avenue. They will be showcasing over 100 pieces. More info to come.
Congratulations to Karla Hinojosa on receiving the Posse Scholarship! The Posse Foundation identifies individuals with extraordinary leadership potential and receive scholarships from partnered top-tier colleges and universities across the country. She will be attending Oberlin college this fall on a full tuition scholarship (valued at $210,000)!
In November, AAP student Chloe Cabrales was honored at Chicago's Google Headquarters by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation for excelling in the community, and in her focus category, “Media and Entertainment.” Honorees competed with more than 13,000 applicants for 18 coveted awards in the Chicago region. Chloe has been a dedicated dancer at AAP for two years and is a role model for her talent, dedication, persistence, and kindness. Chloe received a bronze medal and scholarship funds to continue her education in college where she hopes to dual major in Dance and Psychology. Congratulations, Chloe!
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Homecoming Week 2018
Student Spotlight: Me'lia Jackson
Here is an awesome video that was produced by The Chicago Lighthouse and CPS' Office of Diverse Learner Supports + Services highlighting one of Ogden's finest! Me'lia Jackson had her first paid job this summer and she SHINED! Click here to see the video of her experience working at Walgreens!