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Notice for summer GAVS/FVS students taking courses requiring an EOCT

Starting this summer all GAVS/FVS students will take EOCTs in their local school system.  Testing sites are assigned according to home school location.

All testing will take place Friday, July 11.  The  testing locations have been assigned as follows below.  Students should arrive promptly at their assigned time and bring a photo id.  If you have questions regarding the EOCT administration, contact the Fulton County Assessment Department at 404-763-5600 ext. 143.

If home school is Alpharetta, Cambridge, Milton or Roswell, testing will take place at Alpharetta HS at 12:30 p.m.

If home school is Centennial testing will take place at Independence HS at 7:30 a.m.

If home school is Langston Hughes, testing will take place at Langston Hughes HS at 7:30 a.m.

If home school is Chattahoochee, Johns Creek or Northview, testing will take place at Northview HS at 12:30 p.m.

If home school is North Springs or Riverwood, testing will take place at Riverwood HS at 7:30 a.m.

If home school is Banneker, Creekside, Tri-Cities or Westlake, testing will take place at McClarin HS at 7:30 a.m.

STUDENTS: All student user/computer accounts will be deleted in June. If there are any files that you want to keep, please access your server storage (z-drive) and save the files to an alternate location. Please delete all files when done.

Summer Reading and Exciting e-Book Access News...read all about it! 

Please see Announcements for information on the Interact Club's book and clothing drives. 

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

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

Four Quick Tips to Help You Help Your Teen Succeed

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.

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

Independence in the News

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Independence Insights

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

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

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