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Agassiz 100 Year LogoDiscover our academically rigorous, artistically rich, and culturally diverse school community. We are a CPS neighborhood and magnet cluster school with a fine and performing arts focus.

Our promise is to promote a culture of academic excellence, foster a safe, nurturing learning environment, and instill within students a love of learning by identifying their positive distinctions, whether artistically, athletically or academically, thus empowering them to be responsible, contributing members of society.

Please explore this site to learn all about our exciting and innovative programs, and meet our devoted faculty and staff. We would love to have you visit during one of our regularly-scheduled school tours so you can see first hand how our school is meeting the educational needs of our diverse student population.

We are very proud of our accomplishments thus far, and are working every day to maintain the strong academic focus that has been the standard at Agassiz for many years!

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Volunteers Needed: School Facelift 8/8

Agassiz needs you!

Please come out Saturday, August 8th to help finish painting the 2nd and 3rd floor hallways, complete minor repairs, and make Agassiz ready to host students next month.

There will be one shift from 8:00 AM to noon. Please contact Rich Lenkov at rlenkov@bdlfirm.com to volunteer.

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News and Events
  • For the 2015-2016 school year the Agassiz school day will change to 7:45 AM to 2:45 PM. Staff will be on hand 15 minutes before the morning bell to provide a safe environment for students. Please do not drop off students before 7:30 AM. After-school programs will begin at 2:45 PM. CPS has directed adjustments to bell schedules at all district high schools and 17 district elementary schools. By moving bell schedules later for high schools, and earlier for elementary schools with high numbers of students utilizing bus service, CPS will be able to reduce the overall number of drivers […]

    New Bell Schedule at Agassiz

    For the 2015-2016 school year the Agassiz school day will change to 7:45 AM to 2:45 PM. Staff will be on hand 15 minutes before the morning bell to provide a safe environment for students. Please do not drop off students before 7:30 AM. After-school programs will begin at 2:45 PM. CPS has directed adjustments to bell schedules at all district high schools and 17 district elementary schools. By moving bell schedules later for high schools, and earlier for elementary schools with high numbers of students utilizing bus service, CPS will be able to reduce the overall number of drivers […]

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  • The Agassiz LSC will convene a special session on Thursday, July 23rd to review and vote on the school’s budget released to Principal Weber on Monday. Completed budgets must be returned to Network Offices by Friday, July 24th. The meeting will begin at 6:30 PM in the music room (103). Parents and other stakeholders are encouraged to attend in order to understand how the fiscal year 2016 CPS budget may affect programming at Agassiz. As always, time has been specifically allocated for public participation. Please see the attached agenda for details.

    LSC Budget Special Session 7/23

    The Agassiz LSC will convene a special session on Thursday, July 23rd to review and vote on the school’s budget released to Principal Weber on Monday. Completed budgets must be returned to Network Offices by Friday, July 24th. The meeting will begin at 6:30 PM in the music room (103). Parents and other stakeholders are encouraged to attend in order to understand how the fiscal year 2016 CPS budget may affect programming at Agassiz. As always, time has been specifically allocated for public participation. Please see the attached agenda for details.

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  • It’s budget time at CPS. Fiscal year 2016 budgets were released to principals on Monday. According to Interim CEO Jesse Ruiz the CPS budget this year includes a deficit of $1 billion. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has scheduled three informational meetings across the city to provide an overview of the CPS budget, and to answer questions from stakeholders. Please choose the most convenient location from the following list if you would like to learn more about the 2016 CPS budget. All meetings are schedule from 6:00 to 7:30 PM on Monday, July 20th. North Side Meeting: Carl […]

    CPS Budget Informational Sessions 7/20

    It’s budget time at CPS. Fiscal year 2016 budgets were released to principals on Monday. According to Interim CEO Jesse Ruiz the CPS budget this year includes a deficit of $1 billion. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has scheduled three informational meetings across the city to provide an overview of the CPS budget, and to answer questions from stakeholders. Please choose the most convenient location from the following list if you would like to learn more about the 2016 CPS budget. All meetings are schedule from 6:00 to 7:30 PM on Monday, July 20th. North Side Meeting: Carl […]

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  • Agassiz needs you! Please come out Saturday, July 18th to help paint, complete minor repairs, and make Agassiz ready to host students in the Fall. There will be two shifts: 8:00 AM to noon, and noon to 4:00 PM. A light lunch and childcare will be provided for volunteers. Please contact Rich Lenkov at rlenkov@bdlfirm.com to volunteer. We are also looking for the supply donations. Please see the attached list. You can bring your donations on Saturday, but please let Rich know what you have so we can prepare in advance.

    Volunteers Needed: School Facelift 7/18

    Agassiz needs you! Please come out Saturday, July 18th to help paint, complete minor repairs, and make Agassiz ready to host students in the Fall. There will be two shifts: 8:00 AM to noon, and noon to 4:00 PM. A light lunch and childcare will be provided for volunteers. Please contact Rich Lenkov at rlenkov@bdlfirm.com to volunteer. We are also looking for the supply donations. Please see the attached list. You can bring your donations on Saturday, but please let Rich know what you have so we can prepare in advance.

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  • The Agassiz Local School Council will hold its annual organizational meeting on Wednesday, July 8th at 6:30pm at Barcocina (2901 N Sheffield @ George). The LSC will elect officers, form committees, and schedule the meeting calendar for the 2015-2016 school year. All are welcome. Please see the agenda attached.

    LSC Organizational Meeting 7/8

    The Agassiz Local School Council will hold its annual organizational meeting on Wednesday, July 8th at 6:30pm at Barcocina (2901 N Sheffield @ George). The LSC will elect officers, form committees, and schedule the meeting calendar for the 2015-2016 school year. All are welcome. Please see the agenda attached.

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