For most teenagers, high school represents one of the most important periods in their life. The students at Hyde Park Academy can certainly attest to that. As a small group of pupils gathered together in October 2017 to discuss the future, they received a huge surprise, however, when two very famous people dropped by for a visit.
Located in Chicago, Illinois, Hyde Park High School was first established back in 1863. Initially starting out in a room of another facility, the school moved into a new building some 50 years later. Since then, this building’s structure has been altered several times, but Hyde Park High School continues to call it home after more than a century.
During that time, the school has itself undergone some major changes. Indeed, back in 1976 Hyde Park became a Career Academy, as well as a magnet facility for students. With that in mind, the school changed its name to Hyde Park Academy two decades later. And now it helps pupils prepare for life outside of high school.