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High School
1967 Patriot Drive
Charlotte, NC 28227
Courier #: 426
P: 980-343-6900  |  F: 980-343-6907 
Principal: David L. Legrand
LC: Southeast
Bell Schedule: 7:15 AM - 2:15 PM
Grades: 9-12
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Communities In Schools

Communities In Schools (CIS) is...
... the nation's leading community-based organization helping kids succeed in school and prepare for life. What makes CIS unique is how we identify specific community needs and collaborate with school administrators and others to deliver programs and services.
We are extremely glad to announce to our entire community that Independence High School has been chosen as a host school for the Communities In Schools 9th/10th grade Initiative coordinated by Ms. Andrana Lee and 11th/12th grade Program by Mrs. Shantiqua Neely. Communities In Schools (CIS) is the nation’s largest and most effective drop-out prevention network, helping young people stay in school, graduate, and prepare for life. CIS is committed to helping students achieve success in school and continue their education in college or other post-secondary training. As a result, our youth will be better equipped to find meaningful employment, lead productive, gratifying lives, and become contributing members of our society.
Program Overview:
1. Monitor your child's attendance, academics, and grades.
2. Expose students to colleges, job shadowing/volunteer opportunities and cultural experiences.
3. Link students/families to community resources.
4. Assist students with dental/medical needs.
5. Advocate for your child's educational career.

Andrana Lee,  9th & 10th grade Site Coordinator

Bianca Harvey,  11th & 12th Site Coordinator

Kelly Carpenter


Communities In Schools -
980-343-6900 ext 274
"Helping Kids Stay In School and Prepare for Life"
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