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Celebrating 25 Years of "Success for All Students," 1991-2016 

Alpharetta Police Athletic League !

Pictured above:  ​​​Mrs. Gwendolyn Harris, IHS Assistant Principal​, and Ms. Veronica Carew of Alpharetta PAL

​​Independence High School's Partner in Education, the Alpharetta Police Athletic League, received the 2017 Partnership of the Year Award from The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce at their monthly meeting on May 31, 2017.

Congratulations, Class of 2017!


Mended Wing Theatre Company Performs at IHS 

On Wednesday, May 17th, students from Independence High School were treated to a production of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, performed by Mended Wing Theatre Company. The traveling troupe is an ensemble comprised of seven recent graduates and current BFA students from North Carolina School of the Arts, School of Drama.  The presentation included a 45-minute interactive production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, a talk-back with the cast, and discussion about the importance of theatre in today's society. 
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First Annual IHS Opportunity Fair 
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Your Just Desserts, 2017
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Congratulations to the Mini-Semester IV 

Star Students

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IHS GENTS Participate in Defensive Driving Seminar 
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The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety, the Mayor's Office and the Alpharetta Rotary Club hosted a Defensive Driving Seminar for members of GENTS on March 28. 
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Parent Survey
Parents of Students With IEPs 

Each year the GADOE and the Parent Mentor Project solicit input from parents regarding special education programs and parent engagement in all districts across the state.  This year, the parent survey is available only online whereas in the past a print copy was provided to schools.   

Please CLICK HERE if you are the parent of a student with a disability who has an IEP.  You will be directed to a 10 question survey which will take less than 5 minutes to complete. The Fulton County Schools Special Education Department and Parent Mentors appreciate your feedback so that we can continue to improve programming for students and support for parents.


January Title I Parent Coffee and Workshop 
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Congratulations to 
IHS December Graduates!


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Fulton Student's Artwork Featured in Water Resource Calendar

Independence High student recognized by County Commissioners

Independence High School senior Dylan Moore was among the 13 students whose art was published in the Fulton County Water Resources Division's 2017 Art Calendar. Dylan's work – a mixed media illustration titled We Are One With Water – was selected by jurors out of nearly 200 entries by students attending public and private schools in the Fulton County area. 

To celebrate the winning students, the Water Resources Division hosted a breakfast reception at the Fulton County Government Center; and student artists were invited to attend the Fulton County Board of Commissioners meeting where they were recognized for their artistic contributions.  The young artists also received certificates and prizes.  



The IHS Interact Club Participated in the "Can Do Good" Competition for the Fifth Consecutive Year.             

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Career Week at IHS 


 Mrs. Burrell and Attendees of the Hispanic College Fair

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Thank You to All Our Community Supporters for  Volunteering as Guest Speakers.

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Annual Title I Parent Meeting

For those who were unable to attend the Annual Title I Parent Meeting, the presentation can be accessed by clicking on the link above. 





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

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