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Taft High School is an authorized IB World School. International Baccalaureate World Schools share a common philosophy—
a commitment to improve the teaching and learning of a diverse and inclusive community of students by delivering a challenging
and high quality program of international education.

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Summer Orientation for All Students - Complete Info!

Summer Orientation for All Students - Complete Info! Orientation for new and returning students will take place August 13th, 14th, 15th, 21st & 22nd at the Varsity Campus . Students have been assigned a specific date/time to attend and parents should plan to accompany their child. Click for more info...
Eagles Football in the Sun Times!

Eagles Football in the Sun Times! A new field and returning stars Dexter Stigall IV and Justin Gniedziejko has the Northwest side excited about Public League football! Click for more...
Taft Inter-Campus Shuttle

Taft Inter-Campus Shuttle There will be a shuttle bus service from the Varsity Taft H.S. Building located at 6530 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue to the Taft Freshman Academy at 4701 N. Oak Park Avenue, MONDAY-FRIDAY. Click for details...
Friday Night Lights & Food Truck Fest!

Friday Night Lights & Food Truck Fest! Taft's Varsity Eagles will play their home opener on September 6th under the lights ON OUR NEW FOOTBALL FIELD! The game starts at 7pm, but the festivities - including food trucks - begin at 5!
Snooki Has a Message for the Taft Community

Snooki Has a Message for the Taft Community Click to see a video message from the reality star to our Eagles...
Taft Foundation Update
William Howard Taft High School does not recognize the organization known as “The Taft High School Foundation.” We do not support any of its fundraising activities and cannot guarantee that any funds raised by the Taft High School Foundation will benefit William Howard Taft High School or any other CPS institution. We do not endorse any activities or events supported by the Taft High School Foundation including its 2019 Hall of Fame. - Chicago Public Schools Law Department.
Don't Panic!

Don't Panic! Summer's not over yet, but it will be soon! The first day of classes is Tuesday, September 3rd and don't forget what Mr. G says: "School starts at 7:30!"
Get the ALL NEW Taft HS App Today!

Get the ALL NEW Taft HS App Today! The Latest Taft News, Sports, Pics & Vids, Check your grades, check the scores, contact your teachers - all this from your iOS or Android device! Download the FREE Taft HS app today! Click for details...
Are you Ready?

Are you Ready? 16" Softball " open" practices start August 26th, 27th @ 12:00-2:00 and the 28th-30th at 3:30-5:30. Tryouts will be Sept. 4th ( the Wednesday after school starts ) at 3:30.
A Message from our Principal

A Message from our Principal Many people throughout the year ask me why I like being the principal of William Howard Taft High School. There are many reasons why I LOVE being the principal of Taft High School, but these are at the top of my list...
Fall Sports Tryouts

Fall Sports Tryouts Registration for fall sports tryouts is open and must be completed online. Click for details and a direct link...
Got Big Plans This Summer?

Got Big Plans This Summer? So do we! As you're packing up the fam for that trip to the beach or maybe the Grand Canyon, there are some summer events at Taft that you should keep in mind. Click to make sure you don't miss out...
Confused by the Aspen Student Information System?

Confused by the Aspen Student Information System? Please be aware that student schedules are in flux throughout the summer months as new students register and new classes are created and/or moved about. Click for details...
Main Office Hours for Summer

Main Office Hours for Summer Taft High School's Main Office will be open for business Tuesday through Thursday, 9:00am to 12:00pm beginning on Tuesday, June 25th. Visitors should park in the Bryn Mawr lot and enter via the Main Entrance.
Summer Assignments for IB, AP, Academic Center, Etc.

Summer Assignments for IB, AP, Academic Center, Etc. Many programs and classes at Taft have assignments that students must complete during the summer. Click to see if this applies to you...
Ask the Principal

Ask the Principal Got a question for Mr. G? Something to get off your chest? Just need a direct line to the boss? Here's your chance? Click to find out how...
Registration for Fall 2019

Registration for Fall 2019 Are you new student planning to attend Taft in September, but you're not yet registered? There's still time! Click to find out more...
Taft Calendar & Bell Schedules

Taft Calendar & Bell Schedules The Taft-specific calendar for the 2019-20 school year is now available. Click for more info and to view/download the calendar...
With Gear THIS Cool...

With Gear THIS Cool... How can you not tryout for the Football Team? Click to check out the full video...
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Your Taft Eagles Win City Championship!!!!!!

For the first time since 1972, Taft's Varsity Football won the City Championship! The boys pounded Solario 29-13 and will face St. Rita in the Prep Bowl!

Today is Wednesday, August 21, 2019

We are designing a new website for
Taft High School

Educational Networks is currently designing a new website for Taft High School. It will look beautiful when we finish it. But it will take a few weeks.

What you are looking at is not your new website. It's just a temporary site that allows us to build the content areas while our designers are working on the new design. When the new design is finalized, all the content on this site will be automatically transferred to the new website, and this site will be closed. This way, your new website will already contain a lot of content from day one. Sounds exciting?

Although this temporary site is accessible on the Internet, it is not advertised anywhere. It is just our secret place that allows us to do our work.

Join Us! It will be fun!

We promise, you will love it! The new website will not only look beautiful, but it will be also very easy to update. It will be a place for the entire community. Not only the website administrators, but also teachers and staff members will be able to post information on their own sections. If you are a teacher, you will be able to easily create pages to introduce yourself to the community, build your own photo albums, upload videos, create class pages, and even post homework assignments that will be displayed not only on your class pages, but also emailed to the parents and students automatically every day.

How easy is it?

Very easy! If you use the most standard Internet services such as email and Facebook, or do online shopping on websites like Amazon.com, you are already qualified. No worries...

When do I start? How?

You can start right now! Whatever information you post on this temporary site will be automatically transferred to the new website when we launch it. And you can continue posting updates and even more information afterwards whenever you like.

Here is how:

Go to: http://tafths.enadmin.org

Just log in if you have already been provided your login credentials. If not, call our technical support team at (866) 473-0400 so that we can create your account. It will take only a minute.

The rest will be easy. Upload your profile photo, create as many new pages as you wish, create your classes, photo albums, and even your own video gallery.

After each update, come back to this website, and refresh. You will see that all the information you posted is displayed on this temporary website. And when we officially launch the new website, everything will be transferred automatically in no time!

If you need any help, call our support team at (866) 473-0400.

Welcome to Educational Networks! We look forward to seeing your pages and hearing from you!