Support Us

Latest Student Activities


APPLY NOW! For The New 2017-2018 School Year!

Jul 10th, 2017 | By

DON’T LET SUMMER FLY BY! We are accepting applications for the new 2017-2018 school year! Students who are between the ages of 16-21 may apply, and Informational Sessions will take place every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00am at 2739 W. Division. Walk-ins welcome, no appointment necessary. ClICK HERE AND APPLY NOW!

Abayarde Basketball Classic

Nov 16th, 2016 | By

Chicago, IL July 29, 2016—at Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School (PACHS), located in Humboldt Park, students have multiple opportunities to interpret the effects of violence in their daily lives inside and outside the classrooms. As a proactive effort students have been engaged this summer in the development of a community mural to
[continue reading…]

Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School Dedicates a Room to Peace

Oct 25th, 2016 | By

Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School Dedicates a Room to Peace By Marie Snyder, Assistant Dean of Students Piloting a new Restorative Discipline program at Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School, students have been setting the tone of calm and success for the 2016-17 school year. Located in the main building, the Peace Room offers
[continue reading…]

Students of Albizu Campos High School were featured by WBEZ

Sep 12th, 2016 | By

Students of Albizu Campos High School were featured by WBEZ in response to the mural, “Today is Tomorrow”, a project led by Artist in Residence, Brenda Torres Figueroa. A new mural in Humboldt Park sets a lofty goal for a city that just had its most violent month on record in nearly 20 years: “0
[continue reading…]

PACHS Student Amber Velasquez Discussed the Impact of Youth Unemployment in Our Communities on Windy City Live

Jan 28th, 2016 | By

Published On ABC Chicago January 27, 2016 On Monday, the Alternative Schools Network released the findings of a study they commissioned about the unemployment rates for Chicago urban youth – especially Black and Hispanic teens. The numbers are far above the national average. Here are some of the key findings from the report, which is
[continue reading…]

CPS releases official “Graduation Rate” of 97.8% for Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School!

Sep 23rd, 2014 | By

14191294500_467ee29296_oOur school just received notification from Chicago Public Schools that not only are we a top performing school, but that our official graduation rate was 97.8% for school year 2013-2014! Of course, this is a reflection of all of the hard work of our resilient student body, our exemplary staff and our extraordinary parents and community.

The Abayarde News Second Edition !!

Jun 9th, 2014 | By


Daniel Correa reviews Issue #2 of The Abayarde News, student newspaper of Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School! Daniel is in the “Mobile Journalism Unit” that produces the paper, which was released at Graduation 2014, June 7th.

Download The Abayarde Second Edition HERE

PACHS Senior Mariela Quintana-Lazaro Awarded 1st Prize in Congressional Art Competition!

May 8th, 2014 | By

On Friday, May 2nd, 2014 Congressman Luis Gutierrez office celebrated their annual art competition. During this edition, Mariela Quintana-Lazaro, a senior of Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School was awarded first prize with her charcoal drawing titled “Don Joaquin”. Mariela will be awarded with a trip to Washington DC where her artwork will be exhibited for a period of a year at the US Congress. Congratulations Mariela!

The Abayarde News First Edition !!

May 1st, 2014 | By

IMG083We are happy to introduce the FIRST edition of The Abayarde News! We hope that this will be the beginning of a long legacy of school-wide newspapers to help students and staff stay informed of all the exciting school-wide activities taking place throughout the halls of Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Puerto Rican High School as well as our community. Here, we hope to provide a space for students (and staff) to share their voice, their art, and their culture with the rest of the high school community while reporting on student-sports, current events, and activities.

Students Learning at Unprecedented Rates

Mar 14th, 2014 | By

Our beautiful students are THRIVING! Amidst three polar vortex’, ongoing trauma, obstacles to learning and challenges in life, Albizu Campos Students showed that they have what it takes to RISE TO THE CHALLENGE!