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​​​​​​​Considering Independence High School?

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2017-2018 Mini-Semester Schedule and Document Submission Deadlines

 

 Career Week, 2017

 

 

Transcript Requests

"Order your Transcript in 5 minutes or less."  Order transcripts via Parchment.com.  Parchment is the free online service Fulton County is using to manage its transcript program.  Click the button below to order your transcripts. First-time users follow these directions. If you have any questions, please contact our records coordinator, Ms. Schenke at Schenke@fultonschools.org or (470) 254-7532
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 House Bill 91 
This law, passed on March 30, 2015, provides that Georgia students are no longer required to earn a passing score on any graduation tests to earn a high school diploma.  Former students that did not earn a high school diploma solely for not achieving a passing score on any of the graduation tests, but met all other state requirements for their expected year of graduation may submit a petition to Fulton County Schools online to determine if they are eligible to receive their high school diploma. 

To submit a petition please access the electronic application at: https://www3.fultonschools.org/hb91/home/index2.

Please note that you will need to complete the entire application, and will need to attach a government issued photo identification in order for the petition to be processed.

If you have additional questions please contact Fulton County Schools at diplomapetition@fultonschools.org.

 

The new PSAT rolls out in the Fall of 2015. Get the details here.

The new SAT rolls out in the Spring of 2016. Get the details here.

Be sure to check our Resources page for information on financial aid, scholarships and college information.

Senior Commencement Handbook

The purpose of this commencement guide is to address and answer as many of your questions as possible regarding senior end-of-the-mini-semester activities and graduation.

Move On When Ready

Information which explains the new Move On When Ready (MOWR) program, dual credit and dual enrollment for high school age students.

Online Learning Options

Information to help guide your educational decisions regarding online learning .

Guidance and Counseling

Our counselors work with students from the time students are admitted to our school through their graduation. Counseling services include but are not limited to the following:

1. Enrollment screening
2. Career planning/scholarship information
3. Small Groups
4. Individual and family counseling
5. Various testing (PSAT, ASVAB, etc.)

Parents may call the Counseling Office to schedule a conference.

Seniors get the latest news and information on a wide variety of scholarships! Read the Senior Scholarship Bulletin. Also be sure to check our Daily Announcements!

Parents: For more information on scholarships, college application requirements and lots more…..visit your son/daughter’s Edmodo account. Better yet, have them add you to their account and receive the information directly!

Career/College Counseling Center

The Graduation Coach, Detra Burrell, is located in the Career/College Counseling Center within the cafeteria. This is a resource information facility. The center provides the school with current resources and information to assist students and their parents with career explorations or in planning for future education.

Check here for contact information for virtually all post-secondary schools, colleges and universities in Georgia.

Graduate Early? Yes You Can!

Independence offers you that opportunity. For more detailed information, review the Fulton County Schools Fact Sheet on Non-Traditional/Alternative Schools

SAT VS. ACT? Which to take?

Where will your SAT scores take you?

College Admissions Testing Schedule

2013 - 2014 Counseling Department Guidance Plan

Bullying Report Form

The Career Cluster/Pathways Parent Q & A has been posted to the district portal. 

Understanding the College Application Process

GA College 411 Financial Aid Presentation: detailed information on college financial aid sources and procedures.

College/Career/Military/Financial Aid

 Information may be found from websites on our Resources page under the "Students" tab.

Students of Military Families:

To better serve the students of military families, the Georgia Department of Education has created a Military Families webpage that has links to essential information for families and schools about the Interstate Compact on Education Opportunity for Military Children and services for military families.

Students, if you are a military family, please visit the link below for more information.

http://www.gadoe.org/External-Affairs-and-Policy/Policy/Pages/Military-Families.aspx

 

Head Counselor:

Ms. Tanya Ellis ellist@fultonschools.org, phone extension 47529

Counselors: Ms. Ashley Holmes HolmesAD@fultonschools.org                  phone extension 47548

Ms. Brett Szymendera SzymenderaB@fultonschools.org            phone extension 47528

Counseling Support Staff

Graduation Coach: Ms. Detra Burrell: burrelld@fultonschools.org; phone extension 47618 Visit my webpage!
Records Clerk:  Ms. Barbara Schenke: schenke@fultonschools.org, phone extension 47532.
Counseling Secretary: Ms. Debra Lane:
laned@fultonschools.org, phone extension 47530

86 School Drive, Alpharetta, GA 30009, Phone: 470-254-7611, Fax: 470-254-7621
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