IHS students attend a school that is characterized by
strong adult student relationships, an environment that
provides opportunities for every student to excel and
programs and practices that help young human beings grow
healthy, caring and responsible.
staff at Independence High School believes that we
should provide a viable, vital and distinctly different
standards based academic alternative for students who
have experienced limited success or satisfaction at
other educational venues.
staff believes that learning is a life long process and
is inherently satisfying. We believe that students
learn in a variety of ways, at different paces and need
flexibility to be successful. We hope our students will
develop positive skills and habits that will enhance
their ability to be successful after high school.
is, by design, a place of warmth, acceptance,
authenticity and healing. Student-staff relationships
are of paramount importance. Diversity is honored.
Honesty, trust and personal value are promoted.
True growth occurs only when individuals feel safe
enough and appreciated enough to settle into their own
beings and identities. The staff maintains a firm
commitment to recognizing and appreciating the inherent
value and worth of each student. Humor, irony,
eccentricity, dedication to change and growth, pursuit
of challenge - all are factors that make IHS the very
special setting it is.