Carl Sandburg High School is a public school for students from Oak Forest, Orland Park, Orland Hills, Tinley Park and…More Palos Park. Part of District 230, the "Home of the Eagles" has prepared teenage students for adult life since 1954.
Sandburg High School is home to a multitude of athletic, scholastic and performing-arts programs. Several teams have competed successfully in IHSA, including the 2010 championship-winning girls' softball team, the debate team, boys' wrestling, varsity cheerleading, boys' and girls' cross-country and boys' swimming and diving. Several students have been ranked in the National Merit Scholarship Program for academic achievement.
The Consolidated High School District 230 oversees the policies and management of Carl Sandburg, Amos Alonzo Stagg…More and Victor J. Andrew High Schools. The three schools are attended by students living in Oak Forest, Orland Park, Orland Hills, Tinley Park, Willow Springs, Bridgeview and Worth, as well as Palos Park, Hills and Heights.
District 230 is managed by a superintendent and three assistant superintendents, as well as a board of directors.
While today the district serves about 73 square miles of towns and villages, it began with in 1919 with University of Chicago graduate Miss Dorothy Emily Davis. She created the first Orland High School, with one 13-student class who met in one room on the second floor of Orland Park's Old Village Hall.
Founded in 1960, Capri Beauty College has three locations: Oak Forest, New Lenox and Chicago. The college recently…More marked its 50th anniversary in January 2010. The Oak Forest campus currently has the college's highest student population, with 135 students. Enrollment fluctuates. Capri is recognized as a Pivot Point institution.
The college offers courses in cosmetology and cosmetology instruction. A typical cosmetology program requires 1,500 hours of coursework. A full-time student can complete the program in 12 months. After completing the basic program, students can go on to the cosmetology instructor program. The short-course program requires 500 hours of study, while the traditional, longer program requires 1,000 hours. The shorter program is open to students who have been employed in the cosmetology field for two years.
The college is easily reached via 159th Street and includes students who commute from Tinley Park, Orland Park, Palos Park, Oak Lawn, Frankfort, Homer Glen, Lockport, Mokena, Joliet, Alsip, Crestwood, Flossmoor and Chicago Heights.
Students work and attend class in two buildings which house cosmetology classrooms, practice rooms, offices, a full customer clinic, facial and pedicure spa rooms, a private party room, lunchrooms and on-site parking. The college also offers a private party room for rental for special occasions.