Independence High School
1900 "G" Street
Merced, CA 95340
Phone: (209) 385-6515
FAX: (209) 385-8016
Independence High School is comprised of full time independent study (IHS) students, students in the Teen Parent Program (TPP) and students concurrently enrolled in "On Track" (OT). Both IHS and OT students may meet with teachers at either ECEC or Atwater High School. Each campus provides a room for the Independent High School program where students meet with an IHS teacher. The Teen Parent Program is only available at the ECEC site.
Independence High School serves a diverse student population from various cities and communities in Merced County: the northern section of the district serves students from Livingston, Ballico, Snelling, and Cressey, the central section includes students from Atwater, Winton, and McSwain, and to the south, Merced, LeGrand, and El Nido.
The Independence High School Mission Statement:
"Independence High School seeks to provide an individualized, academically challenging program for all students which will emphasize the development of personal responsibility and promote positive growth in academics, interpersonal relations, and values necessary in becoming productive citizens."
The Independence High School Philosophy:
The philosophy of the Independence High School education program is to provide a coordinated program of educational options and services designed to meet the specific needs of students not demonstrating success in a regular school environment. Our programs and services are aligned with state and district guidelines and are designed to assist students in preparing to become contributing members of society.