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Considering Independence? Review Requirements

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-Semester Format

The instructional program of Independence High School is organized on a mini-semester
plan. The school year is divided into four (4) terms. Four class periods are offered on an
70 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 - 1:30PM

Mini-Semesters (MS) 2018 - 2019:

MS I August 6 - October 4, 2018
MS II October 10 - December 20, 2018
MS III January 8 - Mar 14, 2019
MS IV March 18 - May 23, 2019

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 and closely monitored. Students can be withdrawn from class for excessive absences.
Punctuality is required. Excessive tardies can result in disciplinary actions which include withdrawal from class.

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
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