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HB 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.

Fulton County Schools is seeking public feedback on instructional resources for Algebra I and Geometry.  The resources being considered are currently on display in our Media Center on work days from May 6 – June 5 between the hours of 9:00am and 3:00pm.  Anyone who wishes to review the materials should first check in at the front office before going to the Media Center.  Feedback will be gathered through an electronic survey.  You may take the survey onsite using either your personal smart phone or a computer designated for this purpose in the Media Center.  The resources will also be on display from May 6-June 5 between the hours of 9:00am and 3:00pm at Fulton County Schools’ North Learning Center (450 Northridge Parkway, Sandy Springs, 30350).

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.

"One Text or Call Can Wreck it All" IHS Interact members want you take the pledge and join the fight to end distracted driving. Sign the forms interact members will bring around and also please take the pledge by visiting our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HS.Independence 

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.


Please support our Partner in Education: The American Kidney Fund. A Donation Box is located at the entrance to the Professional Learning side of our building on Milton Ave. Donations may be made at any time. Clothes, shoes and toys may be donated, and 100% of the items collected are sold or recycled to raise money for the American Kidney Fund. A pick up is made weekly. We appreciate any support you may be able to provide them.


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.

Youth Apprenticeship Program (YAP)
*Juniors and Seniors Only
*Earn additional high school credit
*Opportunities for quality jobs and leadership development
*Potential contacts for employers and post-secondary education
* Must work 10-15 hours per week
*Self-confidence from success at school and work
*Helps to develop workplace responsibility, positive attitudes and habits
*Opportunity to add work experience to your resume
*See school counselor for additional information

Daily Announcements

2015 Summer Reading Recommendations 

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!


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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