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Moraine Valley Community College
9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills, IL 60465

As the second largest community college in Illinois, Moraine Valley provides area students with a multitude of courseMore offerings and areas of study. In addition to traditional college course offerings, Moraine Valley offers a variety of certification programs and classes designed to update professional skill sets.

The campus, on just less than 200 acres of space, has rapidly expanded and renovated in recent years. With 748 credit courses offered each year, Moraine Valley is an increasingly popular option for students looking to save money during their first two years of college.

The campus features a walking track popular with Palos area residents, as well as a nature study area. Its fine arts performing center and frequent children's programs make the college a hub of community activity.


Harold L. Richards High School
10601 Central Ave, Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Harold L. Richards High School is one of five public secondary schools in District 218. The school draws studentsMore from Oak Lawn south of 99th Street, as well as Chicago Ridge, Calumet Park and Robbins.

Home of the Bulldogs, Richards offers a competitive education for both college- and workforce-bound students. Richards offers a full menu of elective and computer-enhanced education classes to prepare students for 21st century careers.

In addition, Richards offers a wide range of vocational, technical and industrial technology classes that allow students to earn college credit at Moraine Valley Community College.

Queen of Peace High School
7659 Linder Ave, Oak Lawn, IL 60459

Queen of Peace High School is a Catholic Dominicans of Sinsinawa high school that educates and prepares young womenMore for college. The school community promotes collaboration, moral and ethical leadership, service and a passion for peace and justice.

In addition to having all four years of high school, this school offers a variety of unique amenities, including electives that cater to a student's special interests, a scholars program, a portfolio program that charts a student's success over four years, advanced placement courses with opportunities for college credit, a dual enrollment option with Moraine Valley Community College that gives students the opportunity to gain college credit, a wireless laptop program and team-taught interdisciplinary courses.

The school takes a number of criteria into consideration to be accepted as a freshman or transfer student. Visit Queen of Peace High School's website for information on admissions, academics, athletics and student life.

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