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2017 Summer Assignments (AP and Advanced Courses)

2017-2018 School Year

The 2017-2018 School Year starts on WEDNESDAY, August 9, 2017 on a regular bell schedule.


Information on schedule/ID pickups is coming soon (anticipated: late July)


Click here for Registrar's Office to find information on Registration, Education & Graduation Verifications, and Transcripts.  


Click here for Schedule PickUp forms including student pictures and emergency and athletics.  Free/reduced lunch forms can be found here.


Parents--If you have not done so, please register for SchoolLoop.  Click "Register Now" to get started.  It will take 1 work day for your account to be approved.

Students--if you have any questions (including lost passwords or forgotten login names/passwords), you can ask any of your teachers for help.  Or visit Ms. Daniell in A312 during Break.  You MUST have your ID card.

Purchase Athletics Tickets

IHS is now selling Athletics Tickets through Ticket Roar. Tickets will be available for Independence Football, Volleyball, and Basketball

Purchase the 2016-2017 IHS Yearbook

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Enter Order Number 6072



For all work permits and work permit renewals please go to N-02, Counseling Office. 


Foothill Health Clinic – Independence (Closed during summer)

1776 Educational Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95133, Building N1 (On Jackson Ave, student parking lot)

Independence Clinic #: (408) 928-9599  

After Hours contact #: (408) 729-9700


The Foothill Health Clinic is open all school days from 8am-12pm. The clinic offers comprehensive primary care, including student immunizations and sports physicals. The clinic is available to students as well as the community.  Learn about the Student Health & Wellness Program (SHWP) services provided at the Foothill Health Clinic.

Available school clinics open during the summer are:

Mt. Pleasant High School Clinic: Mon-Sat: 8am-5pm

1650 South White Road, San Jose, CA 95127

Phone: (408) 928-5250


Andrew Hill High School ClinicMon-Fri: 8am-5pm

3200 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95111 Room S104

Phone: (408) 347-4240





To further promote the tradition and break every trace of cultural boundaries between our community, Independence High School's Vietnamese Student Association hosts an annual cultural show which is known as IHS VSA Asia By Night to advocate and encourage the Vietnamese tradition for students, as well as non-Vietnamese, students to be more aware and appreciative of the heritage.

This year, we are not going to merely base the show on the history of the Vietnamese people and modernizing it, but we will also allow opportunities for other clubs and organizations in order to help VSA celebrate the unification and acceptance between cultures featuring clubs such as: 

Cloud 9
Our Melody
Lunar Crew from Santa Teresa High School
Far East Dragon Lion Dance Association (FED)

and with performances of our own! 

The objective of this event is to expose our audience to the different customs of each culture so, for that reason being, this year's chosen theme is:

"Unity of Cultures"
to unite and join our cultures as a whole in our community. 




After 26 successful years, we would like to make our (possibly last) 27th show extra special by hosting it in our school's newly renovated theatre centre of performing arts on Friday, May 19, 2017, from 7:00-10:00 PM. 


We hope that you are all able to partake in this experience of the showcase! 



We are also going to be selling CHATIME milk tea large w/ boba today this Tuesday, May 16 after 6th and 7th in front of the library and in front of the pool for $5!!

Three flavors: jasmine, roasted and mango green milk tea!


You can also buy tickets during the fundraiser! 


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2017 Summer School

For current IHS students, summer school is June 8-July 13, 8am to 1:10pm. All courses are full and closed to new enrollment.


For the incoming 9th summer school is June 21-July 26, 8am to 2:30pm


If you are an incoming 9th grader to Independence High School, you can still sign up for Summer School! Please come at 8:00am on June 21 to Room N-2 to see about filling an open spot!



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Non-Discrimination Statement

East Side Union High School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying in educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, parental, pregnancy, family or marital status, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. East Side Union High School District requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.

Questions or complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying or title IX equity and compliance concerns should be directed to the Office of the Associate Superintendent of Instructional Services at (408) 347- 5061 or 830 N. Capitol Ave, San Jose, Ca 95133.

Declaración Contra la Discriminación

El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Preparatoria East Side prohíbe la discriminación, el acoso, la intimidación y el abuso en los programas educativos, las actividades o el empleo por causas de ascendencia real o percibida, edad, color de la piel, discapacidad, género, identidad de género o expresión de género, nacionalidad, raza u origen étnico, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, estado de paternidad, embarazo o estado familiar o civil o asociación con una persona o grupo de personas con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas. El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Preparatoria East Side requiere que el personal escolar tome los pasos necesarios inmediatamente para intervenir cuando sea seguro hacerlo en caso de ser testigos de un acto de discriminación, acoso, intimidación o abuso.

Las preguntas o quejas de acusaciones de discriminación, acoso, intimidación y abuso o las preocupaciones sobre la igualdad y el cumplimiento de la ley con relación al artículo IX del Código de Educación deben ser dirigidas a la Oficina del Asistente del Superintendente para los Servicios de Enseñanza al (408) 347-5061 o a la siguiente dirección: 830 N. Capitol Ave, San José, Ca 95133.

Tuyên Bố Không Phân Biệt Đối Xử

(Non-Discrimination Statement)

Học Khu Trung Học East Side nghiêm cấm mọi hành vị kỳ thị, quấy nhiễu, hăm dọa và bắt nạt trong các chương trình giáo dục, các hoạt động hoặc trong công việc không được đặc trên cơ sở về tổ tiên, chủng tộc hoặc sắc tộc, tôn giáo, giới tính, khuynh hướng tình dục, cha mẹ, người mang thai, gia đình, hoặc tình trạng hôn nhân, hoặc liên hệ với một người hoặc một nhóm với nhiều điểm thực tế hoặc đặc điểm về nhận thức. Học Khu Trung Học East Side đòi hỏi nhân viên nhà trường phải tiến hành ngay các biện pháp can thiệp một cách an toàn khi họ chứng kiến các hành vi kỳ thị, quấu rối, hăm dọa hoặc bắt nạt.

Nếu có các câu hỏi hoặc khiếu nạo về sự phân biệt đối xử, sách nhiễu, hăm dọa và bắt nạt hoặc liên quan đến Title IX sự công bằng và tuân thủ các điều này xin qúy vị liên lạc với Văn phòng Phó Tổng Giám Đốc Đặc Trách Giáo Dục tại số điện thoại (408) 347-5061 hoặc địa chỉ 830 N. Capitol Ave, San Jose, CA 95133.