Independence High (Alternative)
- Public, Online, Alternative
- ROSEVILLE, CA
Independence High (Alternative) Reviews
Rating 4 out of 5 15 reviews
My time at Independence High School was amazing! The independent study method was really successful for me;I was able to complete my classes faster, eventually being eligible to graduate early. I was able to stay the full senior year despite being able to graduate early and got 3xyra classes completed! The staff were supportive and friendly, making the school feel like a proper community. I was able to take college classes while in high school that counted towards completing all graduation requirements. The school was smaller so I was able to get one-on-one help with teachers that actually had the time to properly help me. Overall, I am proud to be an alumni from this school and my experience was wonderful!
Would not recommend going here, unless you want to become dumb/stupid due to the lack of actual learning, if you’d like to do online school choose somewhere like visions instead because here they will lie and say that you can do online classes at this school and that this organization is for being flexible/independent and it’s a good pathway for education, then they will send you in person to another alternative school full of degeneracy that you didn’t ask to go to where the teachers don’t teach but you will still have to sit in a classroom and be surrounded by staff that thinks your stupid/bad even if you chose this as a school option because you were given the impression that it was something else (WHICH DON’T for the well-being of your education/literacy) and weren’t forced to come here for other reasons. Don’t waste your time here unless your okay with doing the bare minimum and paying for it later.
My experience at Independence High School has been entirely positive. This school offers various opportunities not only for high school but also beyond. For example, they offer aid with finding the right college and the right major for a student's interests.
It is very nice to study at your own pace. It lets me complete what I know well and be able to complete understand the stuff I don’t know as well. All the staff are very friendly and always willing to help you with anything. The curriculum is set up nice because it is very clear and informative.
Really great school for those who want to graduate early, or if you don't care for traditional high school. There are not many students and not many teachers, but every class is one on one except for electives. PE is down at the park past Roseville high, it is alright to walk to but isn't the greatest area to be walking. The students are very private and not too open to adding new people to friend groups. Overall I would recommend to anyone who can be self motivated, just make sure you are on top of your work and timeline. When I attended two years ago the academic counsellor was not the most organized and easily forgot students information or who they were.
Independence requires everyone (staff and students included) to sign in when entering the school. Safety is a huge part of the school's focus. I have never witnessed bullying, violent behavior, or anything that could cause harm to someone or themselves. The police of the city sometimes patrol the area around Independence and the neighboring high school. Unfortunately, we do not have a school nurse, but if someone is feeling ill a staff member will call their parents and wait with the student until they are picked up.
I would choose to go to this school again in a heartbeat. Not only am I able to graduate one year early and start college at 16, but the teachers were there for me through this difficult process. There were times I was stressed out over ACT scores, college applications, and having to finish two years of high school in one; they helped me through this time by helping me with a schedule and giving recommendations about what units of different classes I should complete per week. Everyone is so kind and wants to give the best experience to students possible. Coming to this school was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
All of the staff take part in helping the students succeed as much as possible and keeping the environment safe and happy. In my time here I have never seen anyone getting bullied; most people that attend Independence are extremely kind and other keep to themselves. Attendance becomes a serious issue when students are not contacting their teachers or doing the homework they have been assigned. Teachers are always in contact with their students so it has yet to be a serious issue. Everyone is supportive, understanding, and wanting students to get the best education possible.
The teachers at Independence are amazing. All of them, even the ones who I have not and will not have, are always kind to me and there if I need someone to talk to or need help with an assignment. They are interested in the students personal lives and want to make sure they are healthy and happy; they are also always there for students regardless of any given situation.
It's a vending machine in the hallway.
I have never seen an issue with it.
I was an independent study school so there wasn't an issue with other students because you didn't have classes with them and had no need to talk to them.
Its a continuation school so their facilities are not as a typical high school would be.