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

Good to Know---->CPS Board Meeting Updates!
Attached is an overview of the July CPS Board Meeting written by the Illinois Network of Charter Schools. 

Keeping up-to-date on district-wide news is a great way to be engaged and understand how AGC is impacted by CPS Board decisions, viewpoints of those supporting and those opposing charter schools, and simply how we fit into the bigger picture. 

Interested in learning more about or discussing district-level policy and events??  This could be a great topic for a principal coffee session!  Let me know if this piques your interest.
July 2014 CPS board meeting recap.docx
2014-2015 assessment overview from CPS has been added to the "AGC Academic Data" folder on the Parent Portal.  This is an overview of CPS/ISBE mandated assessments that apply to charter schools.  Take note of the "students tested" column.  This provides guidance on who takes what.

Parent University

AGC's New Office Clerk

AGC is happy to announce our new Office Clerk at the Annex, Mrs. Maria Correa! 

Maria Correa has extensive Administrative experience having worked for Merrill  Lynch  Business Financial Services. 
She is the mother of AGC students Angela and Jesse Correa. 
She has been a valued volunteer at AGC  since her oldest Angela was in Kindergarten 4 years ago. 
Maria enjoys gardening, nature, and spending time with her family in the country. 

We are happy to welcome her to our team.

AGC community,

We would like to extend our gratitude to the following individuals who have contributed countless remarkable hours: Mr. Manker, Ms. Jenni, Ms. Hernandez, Ms. Garza, Mr. Biedermann, and Mr. Bernier. We thank you for being an active part of our school community! We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors outside of AGC.

Comunidad de AGC,

Nos gustaría expresar nuestro agradecimiento a las siguientes personas que han contribuido horas extraordinarias en nuestra escuela: Mr. Manker, Ms. Jenni, Ms. Hernández, Ms. Garza, Mr. Biedermann, y Mr. Bernier. ¡Les damos las gracias por ser una parte fundamental de nuestra comunidad escolar! Les deseamos suerte en sus futuras experiencias fuera de AGC.

Important Dates to Remember


New Student Registration is Due Tuesday, July 1, 2014 

 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (Please call ahead)


First Day of School: Monday, August 11, 2014

New Parent Orientation at 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at 47th St.


Please Save the Date for our Parent University, August 7, 2014 

(This event is mandatory at least 1 parent must attend.)


Student Fee Due September 19, 2014


Fechas Importantes

El registro es debido martes, 01 de julio de 2014 entre 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Primer Día de Clases: Lunes, 11 de agosto de 2014

Nueva orientación para padres de 8:00 – 10:00 en 47th St.


Universidad de padres, 07 de agosto de 2014

(Este evento es obligatorio por lo menos deben asistir 1 padre.)


Pago de la escuela debido 19 de Septiembre

Important note about AGC office phone number!  

Some parents have reported that when they call the AGC office, no one picks up and it keeps ringing.  

We have solved the mystery!!  

Caller ID shows the Annex number, for example, as 773-582-3954.  If you call this specific number back, it does not reach the office.  

You MUST call 773-582-1100 and then choose your extension in order to reach us!!

2014-2015 Calendar
AGC Calendar 14-15 FAMILIES.pdf

New Kindergarten Students for Fall 2014.

We recommend that all families begin scheduling appointments for the requested Exams. 

Physical Exams


Eye Exam

Dental Exam

Next Steps

Saturday April 26th at 10:30am - Informational Workshop about Dual Language 

At the 47th St. Campus

We strongly encourage all Families to Attend.

Attached are documents regarding the Dual Language Program. 

If you are interested in Dual Language: Families must schedule a meeting with Ms. Saskia Rombouts at

Dual Language Pack For Fall 14.pdf

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Upcoming Events

Mon, Jul 28 - Fri, Aug 1
Summer Camp - Session 4
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, August 7
Parent University
Monday, August 11
First Day of School

New Parent Orientation
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
at 47th St.
Monday, August 25
Unit 1
Monday, September 1
Labor Day
No School