As we bring our school year to a close, seniors are gearing up for life after high school. With a college preparatory curriculum, our school expects for students to continue their education after high school either at a four year University, in a City College, or in a vocational training program. Before they leave however, our seniors are expected to defend their graduation with a research paper, Prezi presentation and Electronic Portfolio.
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Our students and staff welcomed a visit from the Cook County Board President. Not knowing exactly what to expect, our students prepared to extend both a warm “bienvenida” as well as share critical questions for our guest considering her role with key decisions related to the prisons and hospitals in Cook County.
Congratulations to PACHS Students Vex Robotics Team for competing in this year’s 2015 NEIU Upward Bound Vex Robotics Competition! After twenty-two weeks of hard work in our Instituto Abayarde after school program, eighteen students created and coded three fully functional robots to compete in the annual 2015 NEIU Upward Bound Vex Robotics Competition.
On Monday, November 3rd, special guests State Representative Greg Harris and State Representative Cynthia Soto visited our school to learn more about a special program that we have in place to support our students. Also in attendance were Jack Wuest, Executive Director of Alternative Schools Network (ASN), Marvin Garcia, President of our school’s Board of Directors, Martrice Manuel, Program Director of ASN, and Juan Calderon from the Puerto Rican Cultural Center. Following is the address given by Rosemary Clinton, one of our seniors, who spoke to the guests
Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School welcomes families to the Parent Academy, launching the ’14-’15 school year with resources, access – and shared goals!Sep 23rd, 2014 | By elias
On September 16th, parents, guardians and families gathered at “La Escuelita” for the first of the year-long program of monthly meetings that aim to strengthen the partnership between school and families — so crucial to the success of our students.
CPS releases official “Graduation Rate” of 97.8% for Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School!Sep 23rd, 2014 | By elias
Our school just received notification from Chicago Public Schools that not only are we a top performing school, but that our official graduation rate was 97.8% for school year 2013-2014! Of course, this is a reflection of all of the hard work of our resilient student body, our exemplary staff and our extraordinary parents and community.
Daniel Correa reviews Issue #2 of The Abayarde News, student newspaper of Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School! Daniel is in the “Mobile Journalism Unit” that produces the paper, which was released at Graduation 2014, June 7th.
Contribute to the Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School and help us continue to offer rewarding programs and activities. Many donations are tax-deductible. Thank you for your support. $1,000 – Provides the Senior class with cap and gowns for graduation $500 – Supports 20 Juniors to attend a college tour $250 – Provides 10 students
On Friday, May 2nd, 2014 Congressman Luis Gutierrez office celebrated their annual art competition. During this edition, Mariela Quintana-Lazaro, a senior of Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School was awarded first prize with her charcoal drawing titled “Don Joaquin”. Mariela will be awarded with a trip to Washington DC where her artwork will be exhibited for a period of a year at the US Congress. Congratulations Mariela!