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Principal's Message
Welcome to our School!

The Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences was founded in 1985 with a unique idea and an ambitious mission – to create a college preparatory high school that prepares urban students for professions and careers in agriculture. Since then, CHSAS has captured national attention as the premier model for secondary agricultural education.

Our valued partners and friends in business, industry, higher education and government have been essential in guiding us along the way. From the laboratories and classrooms to the 39-acre farm, to the well-maintained athletic fields, our campus provides superior resources for our students, and in turn, we expect from our students their very best.

Student success means academic success, and we are proud of what our students have achieved. CHSAS students benefit from numerous opportunities to connect to what they have learned in the classroom. Real life application of academic work is a focus, and our students are often active with internships and job shadowing. In addition, they are mentored by the best in industry, government, and higher education. Our students are trained to be leaders and CHSAS provides an exemplary student leadership development component for them. Our school provides both academic excellence and real work training for our students.

A dedicated faculty and staff, committed parents, and an exceptional group of young people make CHSAS a very special place to learn and grow. It is a privilege to serve as principal of this amazing school. Go Cyclones!

William E. Hook,
Principal