• If you are interested in attending IHS either 2nd quarter, October 10th or Spring Semester, January 11th 2023, please read and complete the form below.

    Independence High School

    • We offer two programs; Independent Study or Middle College. Please complete the interest form below and we will contact you to schedule an appointment.


    Independent Study Pathway

    • Independent Study is a program offered by RJUHSD which is designed for students who prefer something other than a traditional classroom setting. Independent Study students:
      • Have regularly scheduled in person, small group classes for each subject weekly in order to receive instruction and/or help with their coursework.  
      • Required to complete 1.5 to 2.0 credits each week.*
      • Are eligible to participate in sports at the comprehensive high school and take courses at Sierra College.
    • Independent Study is for students who:
      • Prefer more flexibility in their daytime schedule.
      • Need expanded options to address scheduling conflicts due to involvement in sports or extra curricular activities.
      • Wish to accelerate their learning to pursue sports, careers or enter college sooner.
      • Are self-motivated/desire to actively participate in their own education.


    • Middle College Pathway 

    (Open Spring 2023 9th, 10th and 11th grades)

    Middle College is a program offered by RJUHSD designed for students who plan to earn 30-60 college credits while enrolled in high school. Students can participate in sports at their comprehensive sites but are full-time students of Independence High School.

    Middle College student expectations:

    • Participate in a cohort with other students for 4 years
    • Attend required in person IHS courses and online Sierra College courses
    • Meet all UC a-g Requirements
    • Earn 30 to 60  Transferable College Credits 
    • Maintain at least a 2.0 GPA

    Please complete the Pathways Interest Form if you are a parent interested in having your student attend Independent Study or the Middle College program at IHS.