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Habitat for Humanity

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Mr. Ahmad Eidizadeh, IHS Math teacher and faculty advisor of the Habitat for Humanity Club, recently attended a Habitat workshop in south Georgia and had the opportunity to meet President and Mrs. Carter.

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 Students who opted to receive the Surface tablets had training from Ms. Allegood, their peers and the iSchool advisory team.

Congratulations to Mrs. Taylor

Recipient of the Northwest Learning Community's

Inspire, Lead, Achieve Award for September!

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Mrs. Taylor was honored for leading Independence HS with compassion and integrity, as well as for the accomplishments achieved under her guidance.  With Mrs. Taylor at the helm, IHS was named a Georgia Top Quartile Performer for student growth and progress, a 2016-2017 Beating the Odds School and received the highest rating for progress in achievement gap closure on the College and Career Readiness Index. 

 

 

Open House, 2017
Thank you, Parents and Families, for a Great Evening!
 

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August 21, 2017 

​​​​​​​A Great Start to the 2017-2018 School Year! ​​

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Congratulations, 
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.

 

 

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

 Georgia Milestones

Parent information and Video explaining Georgia Milestones:

http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Assessment/Pages/Georgia-Milestones-Assessment-System.aspx

 

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.

http://www.gadoe.org/External-Affairs-and-Policy/Policy/Pages/Military-Families.aspx

 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 2017-2018

SENIOR SCHOLARSHIP LISTINGS 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.
Overview
Presentation

 

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10/20/2017 12:10 PM Interact Club Meeting 
10/27/2017 8:00 AM Career Fair 
10/27/2017 12:10 PM Interact Club Meeting 
10/31/2017 12:00 PM GENTS Meeting 
11/2/2017 12:00 PM Lunch & Learn - Gwinnett Technical College 
11/3/2017 8:00 AM ASVAB 
11/3/2017 12:10 PM Interact Club Meeting 
11/7/2017 11:30 AM Young Women's Empowerment Group 
11/10/2017 12:10 PM Interact Club Meeting 
11/15/2017 8:00 AM EOC Mid-Month (select students) 
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