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Academies & Programs

Academies at IHS




Did you know that there are FOUR 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 carpentry, electronics, finance & business, space technology, and teaching.

Apply on-line today!

  • 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!

   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