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No Fragrance signAttention all Visitors, Staff and Students:  We have several students and staff that are HIGHLY affected by fragrances.  Please refrain from wearing ANY FRAGRANCE when you visit our school.  Here is a link to an article that helps explain it.  Click here to read the article.


Independence High School is an alternative high school for at risk students and adheres to a set procedure to enroll students from the two comprehensive high schools.

Independence is not an open enrollment school, nor do we have a waiting list at our level, in order to be referred, please adhere to the following guidelines:

1.   Be actively enrolled at either Cleveland High School or Rio Rancho High School

2.   Be a minimum 16 years old and have at least 6 credits

3.   Students must be referred to Independence High School through their Counselor and Assistant Principal from one of the comprehensive high schools, Cleveland HS or Rio Rancho HS

 School Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
Breakfast 7:30 am - 7:45 am
1st Period 7:45 am - 9:10 am
2nd Period 9:12 am - 10:37 am
LUNCH 10:39 am - 11:09 am
3rd Period 11:11 am - 12:36 pm
4th Period 12:38 pm - 2:03 pm                                                                         

Breakfast 7:30 am - 7:45 am
1st Period 7:45 am - 8:50 am
2nd Period 8:52 am - 9:57 am
Credentialing 9:59 am - 10:29 am
LUNCH 10:31 am - 11:01 am
3rd Period 11:03 am - 12:08 pm
4th Period 12:10 pm - 1:15 pm

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