The Independence High School community will provide a safe and engaging atmosphere in a small, personalized, and inclusive setting. Faculty and staff will work with students and families to provide a high level of support to encourage student achievement. Teachers recognize and respond to individual strengths and needs of students as students work toward academic mastery and critical-thinking skills. By providing students with a variety of sources and perspectives, teachers foster focused and rigorous learning in a supportive and collaborative environment. We will nurture a passion for learning and problem-solving skills using Restorative Practices in an environment built on high accountability and high support. Families will be encouraged to maintain a high level of engagement with the school.