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Accepting Applications for 2018-19

Frontier Schools is now accepting applications for the 2018-19 school year. The application period ends on February 1st for Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten and on March 1st for grades 1st through 12th.


The easiest and quickest way to apply is by clicking on Apply Now. Alternatively you can fill out a paper application form which is available at the front office of the campus or click this link for an English application form or this link for a Spanish application form.


Frontier Schools admission and enrollment policies require applicants to submit a complete application form in order to be considered for admission. A lottery will be conducted and a waiting list developed if the number of applicants exceeds the maximum enrollment.


For detailed admission information, please visit www.frontierschools.org.


Admission Process for Returning Students


Returning students (students who currently attend the school and intend to return the next school year) are exempt from the lottery process if they notify the school of their intent to return for the next school year by February 23rd.

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Frontier STEM High School 4th Annual Career Fair

The 4th Annual Career Fair at Frontier Stem High School on January 26th was a huge success! More than 25 employers from the Kansas City area attended the fair and helped raise awareness about the importance of college and/or technical training. The Career Fair continues to be an informative and engaging event for students to learn more about potential careers.


A huge shout out to all the employers and organizations that attended our event - our students learned so much from you!

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Outreach Talk Series: 1st Annual FSE Alumni Panel

Frontier's Outreach & Communications Team organizes a bi-monthly Outreach Talk Series with Community Leaders. Each talk series begins with a catered luncheon at the Student Engagement Center, followed by a guest speaker/panel presentation on an engaging, relevant and current topic that impacts our students, families and community.


Our very own FSE Alumni were the panelists on January 25th. Panelists included Tedeja Dean, Murad Isgandarli, Kallissa Hollins, Kanaissa Hollins and Richard Cole. FSE Alumni shared their post secondary advice, experiences and obstacles with FSE seniors. As our seniors are working through their decision process, it was helpful to hear from those that have gone before them in making their college decision.
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Alumni Spotlight: Lyndon Ersery

Lyndon Ersery graduated from Frontier School of Excellence in 2015 and has been accepted into the University of Missouri (Mizzou) College of Engineering. Lyndon is a junior and is currently studying Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Math and Aerospace Engineering. Lyndon is a previous recipient of the Kauffman Scholars, current member of the Mizzou National Society of Black Engineers, and previously interned with HNTB Corporation and Taliaferro & Browne, Inc.


“Frontier School of Excellence (FSE) has opened the doors for many possibilities. During my years at FSE, I wanted to do everything I could to help prepare for my future - I was able to enroll in Advanced Placement (AP) classes through FSE and Rockhurst University. FSE provided me with the resources I needed to be successful, I am very grateful for the time and experience there.”

KC STEM FEST 2018!

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National School Choice Week (NSCW)!

During the week of January 22-26th, Frontier Schools celebrated National School Choice Week! Every year in January, this week shines a positive spotlight on effective education options for every child. The goal of this week is to raise public awareness of all types of education options for children. These options include traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, online learning, private schools, and homeschooling.


Frontier students celebrated all week long in several ways! Elementary students learned and performed the NSCW official dance, some campuses drew pictures and wrote why they love their school, senior students at FSE posed for a NSCW scarf throw and students from all schools posed for great celebratory pictures. A fun week had by all!

Frontier School of Innovation Elementary - School Choice Dance
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Frontier Schools Complimentary Yard Signs!

Frontier Families: Together let’s show our support for Frontier Schools! Please feel free to stop by your school to pick up a complementary yard sign!
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Home Visits

Home visits continue to go strong at Frontier Schools. Teachers and school staff have visited approximately 495 students in their homes since the start of the 2017-18 school year.


With our diverse student body, home visits are paramount in bridging cultural gaps that might exist. These visits also provide opportunities for staff to understand their students better by visiting them in their home environments. The goal is to foster a true partnership - with both students and their families.

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Multicultural Festival!

Please join us on April 13th for our district-wide, annual Multicultural Festival that celebrates and connects the many cultures that are represented at Frontier Schools. Our diverse student body draws from more than 10 countries - this is something to celebrate! The event is meant to capture and create community by encouraging people to learn from each other while sharing tradition and culture.


While the Festival takes place all in one evening, preparing and getting ready for the hundreds of students, families, and community members that come takes months. Our staff, students, and families work very hard preparing their country booths, performances, and eclectic dishes. Country booths are designed to highlight the country's flag, traditions, celebrations, foods, dress and notable art. This fun and exciting event is guaranteed to have something for everyone, including: music, dance, poetry, art, games, and an abundance of authentic foods representing diverse cultures.


We hope to see you there!

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Student Portal: Attendance Tab

Attention Parents! Your child must be present at school at least 90% throughout the school year to be promoted to the next grade level. To assist you in monitoring this, we've updated the Attendance Tab in the Student Portal.
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KC STEM Fest 2018 Donations!

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Click here to complete your secure online donation or mail us a check payable to Frontier Schools at 30 W Pershing Rd, Suite 402, Kansas City, MO 64108.


Have questions or need help? Contact Jennifer Watson at (816) 241-6200 or jwatson@frontierschools.org.


For more information about the KC STEM Fest, visit www.kcstemfest.org.

Playground Project!

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FSI Elementary is home to K-3rd grade classes for approximately 500 students, but is proud to announce the opening of the new Pre-Kindergarten (Pre-K) program for the 2018-19 school year. These school years offer them their last opportunity to still be kids before moving on to middle school.


With our increased enrollment, recess on the playground at FSI Elementary needs additional space and updated equipment.


The playground should be completed by Spring 2018. If you have any questions, please email Jennifer Watson at jwatson@frontierschools.org.

Grant Approval from SeaPerch

Congratulations to Frontier STEM High School for their grant approval from SeaPerch for $1,144! SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips teachers and students with the resources they need to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV). Students will begin by designing a robot and then testing it in a swimming pool for accurate performance.
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Paws for Reading

The Paws for Reading Program continues to be a great success at FSI Elementary! Every Friday, students look forward to reading their favorite books to their furry friend, Emma. Students read to Emma individually where they can feel comfortable and confident.
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Cooking Club

Cooking Club continues to brings excitement to students of Frontier School of Innovation Middle. Each week students learn how to prepare healthy meals during their club time. Students have created innovative dishes from pasta salads, spaghetti and macaroni and cheese!


Thank you to our generous sponsors at the River Market - Cristina’s Produce, Al Habashi Mart, Specialita d' Italia Gourmet Italian Grocery & Deli and Pierpont's at Union Station!

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AR Goals Reached at STEM High School

Frontier STEM High School celebrated students for meeting their 2nd quarter AR Goal with surprise donuts at lunch!
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Awards Ceremony at FSI Middle

On January 19th, Frontier School of Innovation Middle hosted this First Semester Awards Ceremony for 4th-8th graders. Family and friends showed their support during the celebration! Congratulations to all award recipients at FSI Middle!
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Kindergarten Celebrates 100th Day!

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Jeff Engler, Junior Achievement Guest Speaker Visits

On January 25th, Jeff Enger from Junior Achievement Kansas City visited Frontier STEM High School freshman to talk about the importance of maintaining good grades and having a high GPA when applying to colleges. Mr. Enger encouraged and motivated students to take pride in their school work and explained how it helps determine which classes they can enroll in for the upcoming school year.
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Morning Opportunities at FSI Middle

Frontier School of Innovation Middle has implemented a new initiative to help students stay proactive while keeping up with their assignments. After breakfast, students choose from 2 options before their first class – Morning Mission or Advanced Reading (AR) Quizzes. During Morning Mission, students are given time to read, finish assignments or work independently on projects. For AR Quizzes, students report to the computer lab to complete AR Quizzes. A beneficial action to keep students on the right track.
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KC Scholars Visit STEM High School

On January 9th, representatives from KC Scholars visited Frontier STEM High School to assist students with their scholarship applications. This meeting was held to inform and guide freshmen and juniors in the steps needed to earn college scholarships. An informative and helpful way to get students organized for the upcoming school year.
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FSE Visits Harry S. Truman Library & Museum

On January 23rd, juniors from Frontier School of Excellence visited the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum. Students received an in depth tour of the museum and were able to participate in a unique student program called, The White House Decision Center. This nationally recognized hands-on history lab allowed students to step into the roles of President Truman and his advisers. Students had the opportunity to work with formally classified documents and collaborated together to take on some of history’s greatest challenges. This was a great experience for students to a get first hand look at what it takes to work in a Presidential office.

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KIPP 8th Graders Tour STEM High School

On January 9th, 8th graders from KIPP Endeavor Academy received a school tour from Frontier STEM High School students. Students from KIPP got a first hand look into the life of STEM High school students – including classes, programs and extracurricular activities. This was a great way for 8th graders to experience different high schools and to help them decide which school will be best for them. We hope to see you this fall!
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Physics Progress at FSE

Physic students at Frontier School of Excellence have been working hard on various experiments and projects since the start of the semester. Students are learning how to read positions on time graphs, calculate the speed of a wave, understand wave interference by using a wave-maker simulation, and so much more!

Inclement Weather Procedure

During inclement weather Frontier Schools will implement a school closing policy to ensure the safety of our students.


Students may be released early or classes may be cancelled entirely due to inclement weather. Please be familiar with the following information sources in the event of school cancellations, early releases or late starts.


Channels of Communication:

1. School Website:

Please check your school’s website for information regarding school closings and other cancellations within minutes of a decision.


2. SchoolMessenger:

Phone and optional voice/text messages are sent to school families when classes are cancelled, delayed or students are released early.


3. Social Media:
We will post information on the Frontier Schools District Facebook and Twitter page.

4. Radio & TV

Local stations share announcements on-air and on their websites.

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