Principal's Message


We are pleased that you have taken the time to visit the North State Independence High School website. Our hope is that you find our website to be user-friendly, and after your visit, you will have a good idea of all we have to offer.
North State Independence High School (NSIHS) is a small high school that affords students meaningful personalized educational opportunities. The North State School Counselor helps to design an Individualized Graduation Plan for each student. Students will also have a post-graduation plan. NSIHS students, in addition to meeting 2-3 times a week with their primary instructor, may also attend small group classes in Outside Work Experience, Senior Family and Consumer Sciences and a Math Lab, as determined by their Individualized Graduation Plan.
Our curriculum, course offerings, and campus culture activities are unmatched in comparison to other independent study schools.  Our teachers work tirelessly at planning lessons that are meaningful and rigorous. It is our mission to create an environment where each and every student is valued and given the attention necessary to achieve his/her individual success.
In every way that schools are measured, whether it is academically or social-emotionally, North State Independence High School excels. All of this is made possible by strong partnerships that are developed with our stakeholders.  I hope that our website will assist you in supporting your student's academic endeavors.  As always, if you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Timothy R. Calkins, Principal
North State Independence High School