Mayor Emanuel and CPS have announced the expansion of the quality of academics at eights Chicago schools by providing access to programs like International Baccalaureate (IB) and Early College STEM (Science Technology Math and Engineering). I am pleased to say that Amundsen High School in the 40th Ward is one of those eight recipients that will provide expanded IB programming to grades 9-12. This is yet another example of the City’s continued effort to provide high-quality educational options to students in every Chicago neighborhood.
Starting in 2019, Amundsen High School will expand its Middle Years Programme (MYP) to make it a Wall-to-Wall IB school so that every Amundsen student will benefit from IB Programming. Wall-to-Wall IB high schools provide every freshman and sophomore with an IB Middle Years education. At the completion of the sophomore year, students can choose from multiple IB course paths to support their academic and career goals. By providing every 9th and 10th grader with MYP instruction and offering all 11th and 12th graders a pathway to engage with higher-level IB coursework, every student at Wall-to-Wall IB schools are able to engage in rigorous instruction that will prepare them for future success.
Read the Mayor’s and CPS’ full press release here.
Ald. Pat O’Connor