Mini-Semester I Star Students
Welcome to Independence
The Interact Club Brings Home a Trophy!
Career Week - November 9 - 13
College, Career and Military Fair-Friday, November 13
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:
- Students must sign in and stay the entire lunch period.
- No food or drinks are allowed.
- The Media Center will be a quiet place for reading and working on assignments.
- 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.