Due to regulations concerning minors attending schools, eventually Sherwood Oaks High School closed. However, as one door closed, another door opened. Sherwood Oaks High School evolved into Sherwood Oaks Experimental College. The “experimental” title meant that Sherwood Oaks would keep evolving. Rather than being a school set in stone with a set agenda and a set form, Sherwood Oaks Experimental College became more clay like. The school is constantly shaping into something that allows others to grow. Some of this growth is in ways that others did not realize was possible. Every so often, students comment that this school is not just about breaking into Hollywood but teaches you about life lessons. They always feel that everyone can learn from attending a seminar.
When Sherwood Oaks Experimental College first opened the school taught everything from acting, audio production, editing, and of course, screenwriting. In about 2000, Sherwood Oaks Experimental College began focusing on screenwriting although producers, directors, composers, editors, and actors would attend the seminars. In about 2010, Sherwood Oaks Experimental College dropped the title of “Experimental” since so many students said this was the most evolved training courses that they ever experienced and the word “experimental” was truly a misnomer. In 2014, Sherwood Oaks College changed the name to Sherwood Oaks Film School since it was more descriptive and it was not officially a college meaning that we no longer had daily classes which they previously had back in the 70s, 80s and 90s.