AGC Mission and Vision

AGC develops mindful leaders who take action both now and in the future to positively impact their communities and the world beyond.

Vision :
AGC will ignite a movement to create a better world.
We will transform our educational systems by being an incubator of innovation.
Using a foundation of academic knowledge and global-mindedness each student will create a life of possibility and contribute to a more peaceful and just society.

Announcements and Reminders

Chicago Public Schools My Voice, My School Surveys 

Starting Tuesday, April 1, 2015, parents and guardians of CPS students are invited to complete a survey about their child's school. The survey takes about 10-15 minutes to complete and is available in several languages. It is completely anonymous.

"Our parents are the most critical partners we have to support student success," said Chicago Public Schools' Chief of Accountability John Barker. "The annual My Voice My School Parent survey is an incredible opportunity for our parents' important perspective to be heard. We thank all of our parents for taking a few moments to participate in the My Voice My School Parent survey."

The survey will be available until April 30th. Parents can pick up a paper copy of the survey at their school, or use the links below to access the survey online.

Parents can take the survey in many languages






Please go to this link to access the surveys: My Voice My School




La Encuesta “Mi voz, Mi estudios” se administra a partir del martes, 1 de abril de 2015, Invitamos a padres de los alumnos para completar una encuesta sobre las escuela de sus hijos. La encuesta toma aproximadamente 10-15 minutos para completar y está disponible en varios idiomas. Es completamente anónima. La encuesta Escolar de Padres es una oportunidad increíble para saber la perspectiva de nuestros padres y es importante a ser escuchado. Agradecemos si todos nuestros padres podran participar en la Encuesta, Mi voz Mi Escuela”. La encuesta estará disponible hasta 30 abril. Los padres pueden recoger una copia en papel de la encuesta en la escuela, o utilice los enlaces que aparecen a continuación para acceder a la encuesta en línea. Los padres pueden participar en la encuesta en muchos idiomas Chino Inglés Español, Polaco

Para la Encuesta utilice este enlace: My Voice My School

Posted by: M.Mares 3/26/15


Dear Families,
CPS announced this week that all schools must give the PARCC test.  The district was seeking permission from the State Board of Education to wait until next year to test all students.  Those efforts were not successful.  Some things you need to know:

1. PARCC is a new Common-Core aligned standardized test
2. This year, there are two tests: 1-Problem Based Assessment (March) and 2-End of Year Assessment (May)
3. 3rd-5th grades test using a paper version.  6th-7th grades test on the computer.
4. We do not know exactly how the results will be used for promotion, high school admissions, or school ratings.
5. The State Board of Ed does not have specific laws stating students may opt-out of standardized exams.  However, if you would like your student to not take the test, please see Maria in the office to fill out a permission form.  AGC will honor these requests.
6. Testing starts next week.

If you would like more information about PARCC; please see the following resources:

Raise Your Hand

More than a Score:


Also, please see me in the office if you have any questions.  I am very happy to help.

Anne Gillespie

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Upcoming Events

Mon, Mar 30 - Wed, Apr 8
Spring Break
Tuesday, March 31
Family Roundtable Discussion
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Topic: TBD
47th St. Room 105
Tuesday, April 7
Family Roundtable Discussion
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Topic: TBD
Annex Conference Room 201
Thu, Apr 9 - Fri, Apr 10
No School for Students
Professional Development Day for teachers
Tuesday, April 21
Family Roundtable Discussion
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Topic: TBD
47th St. Room 105
Friday, April 24
AGUA DANCE: Convivio at Annex
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Agua Dance!
Wednesday, April 29
6th Grade Field Trip
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Museum of Science & Industry
Tuesday, May 5
Teacher Appreciation Day