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Considering Independence? Review Requirements

Note: All students must submit an Affidavit of Residency.

Independence High School Offers:

  • Differentiated instruction/Alternative assessments
  • Flexible scheduling which allows for early afternoon and evening work hours
  • Encouraging, supportive atmosphere

For more detailed information, review the Fulton County Schools Fact Sheet on Non-Traditional/Alternative Schools

Mini-Mester Format

The instructional program of Independence High School is organized on a mini-mester
plan. The school year is divided into four (4) terms. Four class periods are offered on an
75 minute block schedule. Students will have the opportunity to complete sixteen (16)
classes or eight (8) credits by the end of the school year. Students will attend classes
Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM - 2:05 PM

Mini-Mesters (MM) 2013 - 2014:

MM I Aug 12 - Oct 11 enrollment is closed
MM II Oct 16 - Dec 20 submit interview paperwork between September 16 and October 2
MM III Jan 8 - Mar 13
MM IV March 17 - May 23

Independence Offers a Variety of Instructional Models 

Teacher-Guided: This method of instruction models the traditional mode of teaching.

FC/GA Virtual class: This method of instruction offers online courses offered by Fulton county Schools.

Correspondence: This method of instruction allows students to take courses offered through specified/approved programs and requires administrative approval prior to enrolling.

Blended Learning: This method of instruction is a combination of teacher taught and online courses.

Absences and Tardies

Class attendance is required. Students will be withdrawn from class after three (3) absences.
Punctuality is required. Students will be withdrawn from class after five (5) tardies.

Grade Placement/Classification Status

Students are classified according to the number of credits they have earned.

Classes prior to 2013:

  0.0 - 4.99  9th grade
 5.0 - 9.99 10th grade
10.0 - 15.99 11th grade
16.0 & above 12th grade

Class of 2012 & beyond:
  0 - 4.99  9th grade
 5.0 - 10.99 10th grade
11.0 - 16.99 11th grade
17.0 & above 12th grade