ASPIRA-Haugan Middle School (AHMS) is located on the northwest side of Chicago in the diverse community area of Albany Park. The school's mission is to provide a high-quality education that fosters student development and leadership. Using a project-based learning methodology, the school enables students to acquire knowledge and skills in the areas of technology and math and science. AHMS offers students many opportunities to excel through small class sizes, a curriculum that emphasizes critical thinking skills and the ability to make real-world connections. Access to technology at school and at home allows students to achieve mastery of various computer applications. The school teaches parents how to stay involved in their child's education by providing parents with computer access to grades and attendance. The computer system allows parents and teachers to communicate regularly. ASPIRA is known for excellence in education and leadership development. The school offers English as a Second Language instruction. The office support staff is bilingual.
African American 6.9%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4.8%
Low Income 94.1%
Special Education 14.0%
English Language Learners 16.0%
Dress Code Yes
As of 2009-2010, there were 479 students enrolled at ASPIRA -- Haugan Middle School. A total of 94.1% were low income students, 14% were special education students and 16% were English Language Learners.
As of 2009-2010, the largest demographic at ASPIRA - Haugan was Hispanic representing 82% of the student population. The second highest demographic was African-American with 6.9% representation followed by 5.2% - White, 4.8% - Asian/Pacific Islander and 0.6% - Other.
ENROLLMENT AND ADMISSIONS
The school is open to all students who live in the city of Chicago. If there are more students than seats, then a lottery will occur.
6th & 7th Grades 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
8th Grade 8:00 am- 2:40 pm
After-School Hours: 3:30 pm -- 5:30 pm
Earliest Drop Off: 8:00 am (earlier during winter)
BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
21st Century Learning Program for Tutoring
Future Educators of ASPIRA
Computer Technology Program
Springfield trip for 7th graders
Washington, DC trip for 8th graders
Presentations of Student Learning
Participation in state competitions
Supplemental Educational Services
Class Field Trips
High School Visits
Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)
Computer Classes for Parents
Easy access to Park District (in same building)