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More about this school

  • School Type

    High School, 9-12
  • Estimated Enrollment

  • Principal

    • Anastasia Klafter
  • Assistant Principal

    • Kelly Kruger
  • Hours

    Mo - Fr: 8:00 am-3:25 pm
  • School Tour

    School tours Thursday afternoons, scheduled by appointment.

  • Neighborhood

    Inner Sunset
  • School Bus

  • School Meals

    Breakfast, Lunch
  • School Code

  • About Independence High School

    Independence High School serves students in Grades 9 through 12 in an independent study model. Students at Independence High School can partake in one of two models: The traditional model serves students with a proven record of successful independent study. Students meet with a supervising teacher once a week, for an hour, and complete 30+ hours of work independently.

    Most students participate in the supportive model, where students attend school 5-15 hours a week, with an individually-tailored schedule that meets their academic, social-emotional and career goals. Students are paired with an Advisor who serves as their Humanities teacher as well. Students meet for small group sections in Humanities, math, science, and also PE, art, and other electives as needed. In addition, students are assigned two hours in the Learning Lab to receive tutoring and support completing their independent work.

    Independence students have access to concurrent enrollment at City College of San Francisco, where they can earn both high school and college credit.  Our brand new CTE program is focused on Digital Media Arts. Art Electives include Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Mural, Digital Media and more. Other electives include Surfing, Computer Programming, Maker Space, Enterprise for Youth Job Readiness and Internship Placement, Outdoor Education, Intramural Basketball, LGBTQIA Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies and more.

  • After School Programs

    Outside of required sections, Independence offers many electives and clubs, such as Outdoor Education, Learning Lab tutoring and support, GSA Club, City Surf Project, Code Nation Computer Programming Class, Mural Painting, Ceramics, Digital Art, Painting, Drawing, CTE Digital Media, Yearbook Club, Student Union, Ethnic Studies, Enterprise for Youth Job Readiness, Interdisciplinary projects and online learning opportunities.
  • Language Programs

    • Spanish World Language
  • Special Education Programs

    • Resource Specialist services
    We offer Resource Specialist services as well as a Counseling-Enriched Classroom.
  • School Day Academic Enrichment

    • College classes at CCSF or SFSU
    • Individual learning plans
    • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Internships available
    • Journalism
    • Leadership class
    • Outdoor education program
    • Project-based learning
    • STEAM (science; technology; engineering; arts; mathematics)
    • Tutoring in school
    • Work experience education
  • Arts Enrichment

    • Media arts
    • Visual arts
    • Ceramics
    All juniors and seniors can partake in Early College classes at CCSF.
  • Student Support Programs

    • Social worker
    • On-site nurse
    • Advisory
    • Health and wellness center
    • Counselor
  • Career Technical Education Academies

    • Arts, Media and Entertainment
  • College Counseling

    • Academic counseling
    • Cash for College or Financial Aid Night
    • College and/or career counseling
    • College application workshops
    • College tours and visits
    • Job readiness programs
    • Personal statement workshops
    • UCSF Early Academic Outreach Program (EAOP)
School Data
  • 2017-2018 Social-Emotional and Culture Climate Report

    SFUSD annually surveys families and school staff on a range of school climate indicators that have been found to predict positive student academic achievement. The social-emotional learning of students in grades 4-12 is also assessed.
  • 2018-2019 Independence HS School Accountability Highlights

    Published annually by SFUSD to provide access to key data points and three-year trends related to student achievement and school culture-climate. The highlights are available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic, Filipino, and Vietnamese.
Contact Info
  • Address

    1350 7th Avenue, San Francisco, CA, 94122
  • Phone Number

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  • Email
  • Website

Independence High School

Grades 9-12

1350 7th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122

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8:00 a.m. - 3:25 p.m.