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CIEE High School Summer Abroad

Independence has scholarship money set aside just for us!! Click here for IHS Global Navigator Summer Abroad Information

2017-2018 School Year

Registrar’s Office: Click here to find information on Registration, Education and Graduation Verifications, and Transcripts


Forms: Click here to access lunch, emergency, athletic, and picture order forms


School LoopParents--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. 

SchoolLoop: 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.

Saturday School & Attendance Recovery


Date:  Saturday, 12/9/17

Time:  8:30am - 12:45pm

Location:  A-Commons



** Get there by 8:20am to avoid being late!! If you're later than 8:30am you will be TURNED AWAY ****


Recover an Absence(s) and Tardies  


* 1 Attendance Recovery Day = 1 unexcused and/or illness day 


Attendance Recovery:

- Make up work, or catch up on school work. (Check Schoolloop and verify w/ your teachers for details)

- There will be teachers onsite to help you with the school work.

- Chromebooks will be available for academic work.

- A 15 minute break/brunch


Attendance Matters!  ON TIME.  ALL DAY.  EVERYDAY

IHS Tip Line

Be a GATE Keeper by reporting any unsafe or suspicious behavior happening or expected to happen to: 


Independence High School

408-825-GATE (4  2  8  3)


Thank you for helping to keep our campus safe!!


Looking for the School Newspaper?  Find it here

Purchase Athletics Tickets

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



Ho, ho, ho, Sixers! It's that magical time of year again — Independence's annual Holiday Spirit Week! 

With the fresh smell of peppermint lattes wafting around every corner, with night drives through neighborhoods lit up with Christmas lights, and with Christmas trees in every household, we're bringing a little bit of that holiday magic to Independence. Every day will bring a new activity to Senior Stage, so stay tuned for the festivities to come!

Monday — Merry Christmas Morning:
— To kick off the week, make sure you're comfy and cozy by rolling out of bed and into your Christmas-themed pajamas, fuzzy socks, and loved stuffed animals.

Tuesday — Ugly Christmas Sweater Day + Christmas Airband:
— Find the ugliest Christmas sweater you can dig out of your parent's closet, and wear it proudly as you watch the annual Twelve Days of Christmas Airband on Senior Stage during Lunch!

Wednesday — Holiday Scrabble Day:
— A game inside a spirit day? Grab your friends, find the word that sums up the holidays for you, and spell it out! From angels to yuletide, the possibilities are endless!

Thursday — Flannel Day:
— It's Fall! Come to school in your plaid printed flannels and dress cozy!

Friday — North Pole Day: 
— Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without Santa's helpers, diligently making sure the holidays run smoothly! This is class representation time, so make sure you show that class spirit and dress up accordingly!
Freshmen: Snowmen
Sophomores: Elves
Juniors: Reindeer
Seniors: Santa

Teachers: Christmas Trees


What is Accel Middle College?

Accel Middle College is a cooperative program between East Side Union High School District and San Jose/Evergreen Valley Community College, located at Evergreen Valley College.  Accel juniors and seniors simultaneously attend college courses during the morning and high school classes in the afternoon.  Student receive high school and college credit, which enables them to complete their high school education while experiencing college early.  All classes, including high school courses, are held on the Evergreen Valley College campus.


Who is it for?

  • Students who are capable of handling a rigorous and accelerated academic program
  • Students who will thrive in a small, supportive school located on a college campus
  • Sophomores with at least 80-90 credits and juniors with at least 140-150 credits by January
  • Students who have a good attendance record and a 2.0 GPA or higher
  • Students who have completed Algebra I/Integrated Math I and are currently enrolled in Geometry or higher
  • Students who are currently enrolled in Biology, Chemistry and Physics
  • Sophomores who are currently enrolled in English 2, juniors who are currently enrolled in English 3


How do I find out more?

Students and parents must attend an informational meeting.  Accel applications are only available at the recruitment and informational meetings.  The informational meetings are held in the evening at Evergreen Valley College in the Gullo II Student Center.  The Gullo II Student Center is located in the center of the campus.  Please call (408) 274-7900 x6881 or email lealk@esuhsd.org or drescherl@esuhsd.org to receive information regarding the informational meeting date(s) and time(s).  Click here to view the campus map.  Parking is available in any student parking lot on the campus for $3 (daily permit fee).  Exact change required for parking.


How do I apply?

  • Register for the Evergreen College placement test by calling (408) 274-7900 x6636 and indicate you are a candidate for Accel Middle College.  You may do this before or after attending a meeting.
  • Student and parent/guardian must attend a recruitment and informational meeting to receive an application
  • Submit application:
    • U.S. mail:   Accel Middle College, Evergreen Valley College, 3095 Yerba Buena Road, San Jose, CA  95135
    • Hand delivered:  May be dropped off at Evergreen Valley College mailroom, located in the Roble Building Gallery.  Place in outdoor mailbox if door is closed.
      • Hours:  Mondays through Thursdays -- 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
      • Fridays -- 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
      • Closed on weekends


For more information:

Accel Middle School 

(408) 274-7900 x6881

Kathleen Leal -- Email: lealk@esuhsd.org

Lauren Drescher-- Email: drescherl@esuhsd.org


Dear Parents and Guardians,


I am sending a friendly reminder that students are to ONLY be dropped off and picked up in the designated Student Drop Off/ Pick Up areas. No students should be dropped off in the Staff Lot. Safety is a major priority and I am asking you to do your part in helping to maintain a safe and orderly traffic flow pattern while on campus. 



Thank you,

Annette Kennedy Associate Principal 



Fall Semester Finals

Click here for next week's bell schedule (W. 12.20.17--F. 12.22.17) and plan and study accordingly.  GVs, Sixers!

Attendance Matters

Attendance Matters

IHS Sprint Phone Give Away

First-Come, First-Served! We are giving away 400 Sprint Phones with Hotspots. If the answer is "yes" to these questions, simply fill out the downloadable application and bring it in to N-01. Do you qualify for free/reduced lunch? Do you have no internet at home or do you have internet but only have one computer? If your answers are yes and yes, fill out an application



 Sprint Form (2 pages).pdf

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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.