How to Apply

How to Apply to Independence HS

Independence accepts new students every quarter

Enrollment Requirements for Independence High School 2020-2021

  • 9t​h​ -12th​ Grade students are eligible to enroll at Independence High School.

  • If a student has an IEP, the Content Specialist must agree that independent study is appropriate and sign the Voluntary Transfer paperwork (VT). Out of district IEPs must be provided to Independence High School for approval of placement.

  • If a student is designated as an English Language Learner, then additional entrance requirements apply. 

    School tours are not currently available as all buildings are closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (June 2020)

 

Students currently enrolled in a SFUSD public school

What are the steps?

Your current school counselor will fill out a ​Voluntary Transfer to Alternative School paperwork.
IEP’s and 504 must be attached to VT paperwork.

Voluntary Transfer Steps

Student & Family meets with current Counselor to fill out Voluntary Transfer (VT) paperwork. Email VT to Jennifer Roffle rofflej@sfusd.edu

Independence High School will contact family (within 2 school days) to schedule an Orientation.

Student & Family attend Orientation, decide to proceed with transfer (or not) and then a start date will be determined.

 

Students NOT enrolled in a SFUSD public school (charter, private, out of district, out of school)

What are the steps?

Enrollment Steps 

Your family will fill out an enrollment application with SFUSD at :
Educational Placement Center
555 Franklin Street

San Francisco, CA 04102 (415) 241-6085 - call first to confirm hours during school closure

In order to apply you will need the following documents:

  1. Parent/Guardian’s Picture ID

  2. Proof of Birth

  3. Two proofs of Residency (utility bill, homeowner or renter’s insurance, property tax, etc) dated within the last 45 days

Transfer Steps

EPC will refer you to Pupil Services for an appointment and enrollment.

Pupil Services sends paperwork to Independence High School. Independence High School will contact family (within 2 days) to schedule an Orientation.

The Pupil Services point person Ben Kauffman, kauffmanb@sfusd.edu​, 415 241-3030.