Dear Parents &
It is indeed a pleasure to reconnect with our returning students and to welcome
those who are newly enrolled at Independence High School for the 2017-2018
school year. We look forward to partnering, once again, with our families and
community and working together to assist our students with achieving their goal
of graduating from high school. The 2016-2017 academic year proved to be very
successful with approximately 146 seniors graduating!
school was established to give high school students an alternative to the
traditional setting. Both credit deficient students striving to get their
graduation plan back on track and credit accelerated students working to
expedite their graduation attend Independence High School. As a school of
choice, we recognize that one size does not fit all when educating our youth.
We strive to provide opportunities for academic success through alternative
approaches to learning in a supportive environment.
The mission of
Independence High School is to provide an enriching learning environment that
will enable students to graduate from high school and become responsible,
productive citizens. Our goals as an alternative school are deeply embedded in
our school improvement plan and are the driving force in our decision-making
process. The goals of Independence High School are:
• To provide modes of
learning to fit the individual needs of students.
• To provide opportunities for flexible scheduling.
• To help students achieve success both personally and academically.
• To establish clear expectations and high standards for behavior,
attendance, and performance.
• To foster individual responsibility and accountability for learning.
• To provide students with the skills needed to be college and career ready
I welcome each of you
to Independence High School. Working together, I am confident that this will be
a great school year!
Tabatha Taylor, Ed. S.