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Independence High School is a 9-12 high school in Thompson's Station, Tennessee. The school opened in 2004, initially with only a freshman and sophomore class. The junior class was added in the second year and the senior class in the third. The first class of seniors graduated on May 26, 2007. The second class, which was the first to complete all 4 years at Independence, graduated May 24, 2008.
Students at IHS generally take six academic classes, a study hall, and a lunch period. There are three class levels available: Standard, Honors, AP. Any given class may be offered in just one or any combination of these levels. Homerooms meet on select Fridays.
All students must earn 24 credits to graduate. A set number of these must fall into the core curriculum of English, Math, Science, and History. Students must additionally choose between three graduation paths: Technical, Dual, or Preparatory. Each path has further credit allocation requirements.
Independence High School is a member of the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association, the governing body of Tennessee high school athletics, and competes in all TSSAA sponsored sports: baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, football, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, volleyball, and wrestling.
Additionally, IHS competes in several non-TSSAA club sports: hockey, ultimate frisbee, lacrosse, rugby, and swimming. Several of these club sports are joint ventures with other nearby schools.
Kathy Kroeger became Independence's first national champion in December 2006 when she won the Foot Locker National Cross Country Championship with a time of 17:29.