Independence High School

Trailblazers In Education

  • Welcome to Independence High School, home of the Trailblazers!

    IHS is a free public high school in the Roseville Joint Union High School District.  Our school serves 9th - 12th grade through Graduation Pathways, a real-world curriculum designed to help students meet graduation requirements while offering flexibility to pursue education and career interests. 

    We also offer a Middle College Program.  This makes it possible for students to earn a high school diploma and start college early, while gaining credit toward a certificate or Associate's degree or while completing an internship or work study in the community - all tuition-free as part of IHS.

    IHS is designed for students who learn at their own pace.  A personalized approach to learning and an individualized graduation plan allows students to truly engage with their academics in an environment that traditional class sizes can't provide.  Every student meets 1:1, 1:2, or in small class sizes with their teacher.

  • 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 professional sports or careers.

      • Wish to accelerate their learning to enter college sooner or pursue professional sports or careers.

      • Are self-motivated/desire to actively participate in their own education.

    • Middle College Pathway 

    (Open to 2022-23 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 students' Expectations

    • Participate in a cohort with other students 

    • Attend the 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 this form if you are a parent interested in having your student attend Independent Study or the Middle College program at IHS.


  • IHS Families

    Food Services

    There are two food service options for IHS students to choose between.  All are free to all families.   

    1. Daily: this option allows students to pick up lunch each day.   

    2. Weekly: this option allows students to pick up 5 days of lunches at a single pickup.  Note: Some of the food needs refrigeration. This option is created to help students who are fully online so they don’t have to go to campus each day for lunch.  If there are transportation difficulties picking up the lunches, please let us know.  

    If food services are needed, please fill out this survey


    There are three bus times available for IHS students across RJUHSD (morning, midday, late afternoon).  All buses will pickup and dropoff students at the neighborhood comprehensive campuses in our district (Antelope, Granite Bay, Oakmont, Roseville, Woodcreek, and West Park).  

    If interested, please fill out this transportation application.


    Specific bus times are as follows: 

    • Morning route pick-up: bus takes students to IHS for morning classes from their neighborhood high school.    

      • Antelope HS pickup time: 8:00am

      • Granite Bay HS pickup time:contact transportation department

      • Oakmont HS pickup time: contact transportation department

      • Woodcreek HS pickup time: 7:30am


    • Midday route pick-up: bus takes students to IHS for afternoon classes from their neighborhood high school.  

      • Woodcreek HS pickup time: 11:25am

      • Antelope HS pickup time: 11:39am

      • Oakmont HS pickup time: 11:52am

      • Granite Bay HS pickup time: 12:02pm


    • Midday route drop-off: bus takes students from IHS back to their neighborhood high school.

      • Leaves IHS at 12:15pm 

      • Arrive at Oakmont HS: 12:23pm

      • Arrive at Woodcreek HS: 12:37pm

      • Arrive at Antelope HS: 12:47pm

      • Arrive at Granite Bay HS: 1:05pm


    • Late Afternoon drop-off: bus takes students from IHS back to their neighborhood high school later. 

      • Leaves IHS at 3:30pm

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