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Please Plan to Attend the

Title I Financial Aid Workshop

Thursday. October 27


All Parents Welcome


Please Join Us for the

Annual Title I Parent Meeting

Friday, October 28

8:30 a.m.

Independence HS Media Center

All Parents Welcome

Immediately following the Annual Title I Parent Meeting, you are cordially invited to attend our 2016 College and Career Fair.



Congratulations to the Mini-Semester I Star Students! 

Click here to see photos of the reception.

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Independence High School Celebrates Its Silver Anniversary...1991-2016 

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Thank you, Parents, for the amazing Open House turn out!

(Click on the image above to view photos of the event.)

Welcome Back, Students!



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Ms. Tashema Atkinson, IHS Social Studies Teacher, was invited to attend C-Span's 2016 Educators' Conference in Washington, D.C.​

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 Ms. Linda Legros, IHS English Language Arts teacher, is a member of the Summer Institute on Teaching the Holocaust Class of 2016.  (read more)



Fulton County Schools Services for Exceptional Children Department
SB-10 In-District Transfer Application Process

 Georgia Milestones

Parent information and Video explaining Georgia Milestones:



House Bill 91 Information (Former Students' Waiver of Georgia High School Graduation Test)  

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

Again this school year, students will have the opportunity to "test out" of any courses for which there is an associated End-of–Course (EOC) test and earn credit for that course. For more information, click here and see your counselor for details.

Check out the latest Media Center news on the Media Center page!

Graduate Early? Yes You Can! Independence offers you that opportunity.

For information on applying to Independence HS, please review the requirements.

No matter what grade your high schooler is in, it's never too early to start planning for college. Even ninth graders can get a head start on this process. Keep you and your teenager on tract by following the College Preparation Timeline.

Visit a New College Search Resource: Online College Database Prospective students searching for college and university information for schools in the United States can find tuition, enrollment, university type, location based information with integrated Google Maps for usability, and various rankings information to see how the schools they are considering compare against others.

Four Quick Tips to Help You Help Your Teen Succeed

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.


 Visit our Partners in Education page to learn more about the community organizations that support and encourage our students.

Media Center News

Students, are you looking for a quiet place to read, study, or complete assignments during the lunch period? The Media Center is open to a limited number of students during lunch. The following rules apply:

  1. Students must sign in and stay the entire lunch period.
  2. No food or drinks are allowed.
  3. The Media Center will be a quiet place for reading and working on assignments.
  4. The number of students is limited to 25--first come/first served.

Job and Scholarship Opportunities for Students: See Announcements

Federal Student Aid: A Georgia Department of Education website for Federal financial aid for college.

Work-Based Learning (WBL)

Work-Based Learning (WBL) provides opportunities for students to learn a variety of skills through rigorous academic preparation with hands-on career development experiences. Under the guidance of adult mentors, students learn to work in teams, solve problems, and meet employers' expectations.  Additionally, WBL gives students the opportunity to learn a variety of skills by expanding the walls of classroom learning to include the community. By narrowing the gap between theory and practice, Work-Based Learning creates meaning for students.

Work-Based Learning programs are structured experiences that connect the student's career goal and classroom learning with a productive work environment.  WBL includes student placement that may be paid or unpaid positions.


Daily Announcements

Independence in the News

Read the Latest Edition of

Independence Insights Quarterly Newsletter

Seniors get the latest news and information on a wide variety of scholarships!

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

SAT and ACT Dates and Fees for 2016-2017


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!

GA College 411 Website
Plan for college/career/financial aid 

"Building Our Future" Strategic Plan 2017
The roadmap for how Fulton County Schools aims to improve student achievement over the next five years.


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In support of our teachers' professional development, the following dates are dedicated to teacher training and students will NOT attend school on these days:

October 12, 2016

March 14, 2017

10/24/2016 12:00 AM Career Week 
10/25/2016 12:00 PM Male Mentoring Program 
10/28/2016 9:30 AM Career Fair 
10/28/2016 12:00 PM Interact Club 
10/29/2016 9:00 AM Habitat for Humanity Club Volunteer Day 
11/2/2016 12:00 PM SUFK 
11/3/2016 12:00 PM Lunch & Learn 
11/4/2016 12:00 PM Interact Club 
11/8/2016 12:00 AM Teacher workday-Students Off 
11/10/2016 10:00 AM Spotlight on I.H.S 
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