GPA of at least 3.0 (C average)
At least 16 years of age
High School records that reflect Good Attendance and Appropriate Behavior
The State of Illinois requires students have a valid social security number.
The cosmetology program is available to highly motivated students enrolled as a full-time student in their home school.
(Students participating in early graduation are not eligible.)
Interested students should notify their Guidance Counselor and/or Campus Coordinator.
Completed applications should be submitted by January 18.
Since cosmetology has a limited enrollment, if the number of applicants exceeds the limit, your home school has the right to select those students who are best qualified. Late submission of this application may mean that a student cannot enroll because the course is closed.
Students need to attend a mandatory evening open house in the spring (TBA) at Empire Beauty School.
In addition to registering for cosmetology, students must also enroll in Independent Study Family & Consumer Science.
Due to the time commitment required for this program, it is recommended that students not hold outside jobs.
The cosmetology program is a joint educational effort between the Northwest Educational Council for Student Success
(which includes District 214, 211, and 220) and Empire Beauty School.
Students completing this program will have met all requirements in preparation for the Illinois State Board Licensing Exam.
Students will attend the program their junior and senior year both 1st and 2nd semester and will accumulate 1530 hours while earning 1.5 high school credits per semester. Effective 2014, interested Sophomores should apply (by January 17) to enroll in the program.
Empire determines the curriculum, rules, and guidelines of the program, while District 214 supports the disciplinary decisions of Empire.
Empire, the global leader of cosmetology education, focuses on the success and satisfaction of students throughout their career. Their innovative curriculum encompasses success dynamics, haircutting and design, multi-cultural hair, hair color, texture and design, nails, skin, and make-up. Empire is accredited by the National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences (NACCAS).
2:00 pm - 6:30 pm Monday - Friday
1:00 pm - 5:45 pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays
1:30 pm - 6:15 pm Thursdays
Empire is located in Arlington Heights.
The total cost per student for tuition (1530 hours) and equipment will be $1100, which includes:
A $100 non-refundable registration fee due at orientation.
A $1000 payment for equipment and supplies, which will become the property of the student.
(Due by August 1st unless other arrangements can be made by this date.)
Students must also provide their own uniforms consisting of solid black and/or white; including footwear.
(Empire’s dress code will be discussed during orientation).
Transportation: Provided upon request