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Academies & Programs

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Did you know that there are THREE academies at Independence?


Now is the time to start planning for next year! The academy programs at Independence offer you a great opportunity to experience and explore the career areas of electronics, finance & business, space technology, and teaching.


please contact Ms. Jay

Or visit her in room C308


Space Tech

please contact Mr. Aiello

Or visit him in room M38

please contact Mr. Johnson

Or visit him in room M54



please contact Mrs. Narveson

Or visit her in room A303



Apply on-line today!

We are NOW accepting applications for the 2016-2017 school year.

Please remember that applying for an Academy does not guarantee acceptance. You will be contacted after we have had a chance to review your application.

Make sure you check the appropriate box on the course selection sheet to be enrolled into a special program

Why join an Academy?

  • Being part of an academy looks great on your college applications and it is an excellent way to become part of the IHS community.
  • Academy teachers will be visiting your English, Math, and/or Science class soon. They will be able to give you an application, as well as answer any questions or concerns you might have.
  • Join an Academy for your sophomore or junior year! Applications are still be accepted for the 2008-09 School Year.
  • Apply on-line today!

By joining an Academy, you will:

  • Go on field trips and enjoy fun activities.
  • Receive support and special help if you need it.
  • Be in classes with students who have similar interests.
  • Have a counselor for the Academy.
  • Work with the same classmates in different classes.
  • Learn more about a career you may want to pursue.
  • Prepare for college.
  • Enjoy the idea of being in a small school within a large school.
  • Take courses which will meet college requirements.
  • Have teachers who are dedicated to helping you succeed.

  • You will make great friends!


Questions about the Academies? Please contact our Academy coordinators


Still not sure????