USD 446 would like to celebrate American Education Week by spotlighting our schools and staff, beginning with Independence High School. Independence High School houses our 9th-12th grade students. A $17 million transformation in 2011 included renovation of a 1950’s school auditorium into a performing arts showcase with classroom and state of the art facilities, an updated and fully equipped science wing, a new library media center, and a new physical education addition featuring a competition gymnasium, weight training facility, and locker rooms. Independence High School was named 22nd among all Kansas high school by U.S. News and World Report. It offers 13 career and technical pathways in addition to a wide variety of electives to support a rigorous high school diploma. In addition, students have an opportunity to build character and citizenship through advisory, community services, and a host of activities and clubs. IHS students have additional support from two full time counselors and a variety of additional programming such as AVID, JAG-K, TeamMates, and Communities in Schools. We are proud of our involved, goal-oriented, prepared, and successful IHS family!
American Education Week happens the week prior to Thanksgiving and is designed to honor the team of people who work in our nation's public schools, from the bus driver and classroom teacher to the cafeteria worker and administrative staff, plus countless others.