Senn High School

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Senn High School
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Learning is a lifelong process. Learning empowers.
5900 N. Glenwood Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60660
United States
Type Public Secondary Magnet
Established 1913
School district Chicago Public Schools
Principal Susan Amelia Lofton
Grades 9-12
Gender Coed
Enrollment 1166 (2013)[1]
Campus type Urban
Color(s)     Forest Green
Athletics conference Chicago Public League
Yearbook Forum

Nicholas Senn High School is a public 4-year high school located on the North Side of Chicago in the Edgewater community. It is operated by the Chicago Public Schools system. Senn was inaugurated in 1913. Senn offers a variety of educational programs to fulfill the needs of its students. Apart from having Advanced Placement classes, Senn also has a successful International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, a Fine Arts Program (Theater, Visual Arts, Dance, and Music), and a JROTC (Army) Program.

Senn was granted the International Baccalaureate program in 1999, and since then the IB students of Senn have maintained a high standard of achievement. IB graduates of 2006 in Senn High School obtained the second highest amount of diplomas (9 out of a total of 17 (class of 2009) students who attempted) in the city of Chicago. Senn was the first school in the city of Chicago to obtain wall-to-wall IB status.

Senn also has the TESOL/Multilingual Program (an English-as-a-Second Language program for limited English proficiency students), the Striving for Excellence Program (for a select group of freshmen identified as struggling or at-risk), and the Education-To-Careers Program (for 10th, 11th and 12th graders that includes job shadowing, apprenticeships, and partnerships with local businesses). In 2011, it was announced that Senn would be adding a fine and performing arts magnet program.[3]

Service Learning and Student Organizations[edit]

One of the mission of this high school is to encourage its students to participate in community service. Senn students are famous for exceeding their minimum service learning hour requirement. The information regarding service learning is provided by the Service Learning Coach. An assortment of student organizations are present at Senn ranging from the Global Heritage Club to the Red Cross Club.

Rickover Naval Academy[edit]

With support from Mayor Richard M. Daley, Senator Dick Durbin, Alderman Mary Ann Smith, and Chicago Public Schools, an entire wing of the school was converted into the Rickover Naval Academy. Dedicated on November 2005, this is the fourth military school in the Chicago Public Schools system. Rickover Naval Academy is a college preparatory school established in 2005 on the north side of Chicago and is at full capacity this year with freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors. Using the NJROTC program, the skills of leadership, discipline, problem-solving, citizenship, and cooperation are infused through the academy's classes and atmosphere to prepare our graduates to become leaders in today's world.

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