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.
West Campus High School Information Sessions and Open Houses
West Campus will be hosting High School Information Sessions and Open Houses throughout the year. If you are interested in attending our West Campus and/or learning more about our high school, please attend for the following dates;
West Campus Student Shadow Day Dates
West Campus will be hosting student shadow days on the dates below. This is a great opportunity for students who are interested in attending the high school to experience a day in the life of a high schooler! Parents, you can register your child using the link here. The dates are as follows:
Festival of Lights Parade
High School students are invited to walk in the BMO Harris Festival of Lights Parade on Saturday, November 23rd! The event is from 5:00-7:00 P.M. Ogden representatives will be meeting as a group before the parade at East Campus at 4:00 P.M. that day. If you are interested, please ensure that you are able to handle the walk and the crowds! Please reach out to Mr. Baker, Ms. Compton, or Mr. Menon to RSVP.
PSAT Make-Up Date is Wednesday, December 11th
Ogden High School’s freshmen, sophomores and juniors will have the opportunity to take the PSAT on Wednesday, December 11th. This PSAT make up date will take place from 8 A.M.-12:30 P.M. on December 11th for all 9th-11th grade students. Please ensure your child is practicing on Khan Academy.
Ogden Owls Team Store!
Support our Ogden Owls by getting new Ogden "swag." (a portion of each article purchased gets kicked back to the basketball program). You can purchase articles HERE. Please be advised, the store closes at midnight on Monday, November 18th, so time is limited! Any orders that are placed will be received before Winter Break. When placing an order, you'll have to have a student's name. If you don't know a student's name (which is unlikely!) please feel free to just use Mr. Zigulich's name (James Zigulich) and he will ensure that you receive your order.
Is your child looking for more support in preparation for the SATs? Click HERE to see the ways in which Ogden HS is supporting our students take on the SATs!
Free SAT Prep Classes
West Campus will be offering free SAT prep classes to our juniors in collaboration with TC Tech Prep! These classes will be held after school, 1-2 times per week from 3:30-5:30 P.M. Please reach out to Ms. Witherspoon for more information and to sign your junior high school student up! Stay tuned for more free SAT prep opportunities that Ogden will be offering!
West Campus Wednesday Dismissal Reminder
To help students and parents adjust to some recent changes regarding West Campus' bell schedule, this is a friendly reminder that on Wednesdays, West Campus students will be dismissed at 2:20 P.M. This is in effect Wednesday, September 4th 2019 until the end of the school year.
Coffee Talks with Mr. Baker
Mr. Baker will be hosting "Coffee Talks with Mr. Baker," a series of informal, yet informative, discussions with parents over morning coffee. These informal discussions will pertain to all things related to Ogden High School and allow parents to voice their thoughts and ideas to administration. The "Coffee Talks with Mr. Baker" sessions are monthly, occurring on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 7:15-8:00 A.M. RSVP to Mr. Baker at email@example.com or just show up!
Ogden High School Cell Phone and Electronic Device Policy
Parents and students can find more information regarding our updated cell phone and electronic device policy via our Cell Phone Classroom Contract here. Parents who attended our high school registration sessions in August were made aware of these contracts. Please be advised, this policy will be enforced, regardless of whether the contract is signed or not.
1st Quarter Awards Assemblies
The 1st Quarter Awards Assemblies for the 2019-2020 school year will take place over two days, November 25th and 26th. Awards will include Perfect Attendance, A & B Honor Roll, Principal Scholar for all As and an IB Learner Profile Award presented to 10 students that exhibit one of each of the 10 IB Learner Profiles.
Re-takes for Picture Day is Tuesday, December 3rd
Students of all three of Ogden's campuses will have the opportunity to re-take their pictures from Picture Day on Tuesday, December 3rd.
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Alderman Visit to Ogden
Alderman Burnett of Chicago's 27th Ward will be visiting West Campus on Tuesday, December 10th at 10 A.M.
Live and in Concert
Come see OIHS Music Appreciation and Ensemble Workshop students live, in concert, on Tuesday, December 3rd at 3:45 P.M.; and Wednesday, December 4th at 2:50 P.M! Students of all ability levels will be showcasing their developing skills on Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard, Bass Guitar, and Drums. Music was 100% student choice with selections from Beyonce, Childish Gambino, Smash Mouth, and more! Concerts will be held in the Auditorium and admission is free for all positive, enthusiastic humans.
Please remember that West Campus doors open every morning for students at 7:25 A.M. To avoid lines at the security desk, we encourage your child to arrive to school no later than 7:40 A.M. each morning so that they can go through security, get a free breakfast, scan their ID, and be in their classrooms ready to learn by 8 A.M.
The Library is open Everyday at OIHS!
The West Campus library is open every day (Monday-Friday) before school from 7:35-8:00 A.M. The library is open after school every day (Monday-Friday) until 4:30 P.M.