Frontier STEM High School

Public Charter • 9-12
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Our Mission

The mission of Frontier Schools is to empower students to discover and develop their gifts and talents;
in pursuit of college readiness, productive citizenship, and lifelong learning within an atmosphere of academic excellence with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) focus to prepare for the STEM-related jobs now projected for the American workforce meeting the needs of all, including those whose primary interest is non-STEM providing flexibility to expand in the future to a STEAM environment by adding an Arts component.

About

The mission of Frontier Schools is to empower students to discover and develop their gifts and talents; in pursuit of college readiness, productive citizenship, and lifelong learning within an atmosphere of academic excellence with a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) focus to prepare for the STEM-related jobs now projected for the American workforce meeting the needs of all, including those whose primary interest is non-STEM providing flexibility to expand in the future to a STEAM environment by adding an Arts component.
Tuition: NO Tuition
Transportation provided
No Before or After Care Available

Points of Pride

STEM Focus
Diverse Student Body
Gifted and Talented

Frontier STEM High School

6455 E. Commerce Avenue
Kansas City, MO 64120
816-541-8200
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Website: http://www.frontierstem.org/
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Apply: http://www.frontierschools.org/howtoapply.html
Frontier STEM High School

School Details

Year Established: 2015
Total Enrollment: 350
School Type: Public Charter
Sponsor: University of Missouri – Columbia
School Hours: 7:30 am - 2:15 pm

Tuition

Tuition: NO Tuition

Demographics

Feeder Schools

5%
Receive Special Ed Services
28%
English Language Learners

Specialized Programs

  • College Prep
  • Early College

Arts Programs

  • Ceramics
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Visual Arts

Sports Programs

  • Basketball (Boys)
  • Cheerleading (Girls)
  • Soccer (Boys)
  • Soccer (Girls)
  • Volleyball (Girls)

Clubs & Activities

  • Coding
  • Journalism/Newspaper
  • National Honor Society
  • Robotics
  • Spirit Squad
  • Student Government

Social Services

  • College Advising
  • Dental Services
  • Health Clinic
  • School Breakfast
  • School Lunch
  • School Nurse
  • Social Worker
  • Uniform Closet
  • Vision Services

Family Engagement

  • Classroom Volunteers
  • Evening Family Events
  • Parent Communication App
  • Parent Education Programs
  • Parent-Community Association
  • Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Schoolwide Volunteers

Application Details

Although many schools have application deadlines, most continue to accept applications for available seats on an ongoing basis.

Residence: Students must live within the Kansas City Public School District boundaries.

How to Apply

The easiest and quickest way to apply is by utilizing the Apply Online link. 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. After completing the form, there are several ways that you can submit it to the registration office.

  • You can drop it off at the school office.
  • You can mail it to the campus.
  • You can fax it to the campus.

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. As seats become available, we will call from the waiting list to fill those open seats in the order the Lottery determined.

 

 

Admission Preferences

  • Siblings
  • Alumni
  • Geographic
  • Free and Reduced Lunch
Apply to Frontier
Apply: http://www.frontierschools.org/howtoapply.html

Enrollment Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Birth Certificate
  • Current Immunization Record or Religious Exemption Statement
  • Most recent report card/transcript (not required for kindergarten applicants)

Public schools also require:

  • Proof of Address (also called “Proof of Residency”)
  • Parent or guardian photo ID

Standardized Test Results

English

* Indicates data has been suppressed due to a small student sample.

Math

* Indicates data has been suppressed due to a small student sample.

Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) tests are scored (or graded) according to four achievement levels: Below Basic, Basic, Proficient, and Advanced. The number shown here is the percentage of students who scored Proficient or Advanced. When comparing scores between years, please remember that the test Missouri gives has changed several times.

Please note that private schools are not required to participate in these exams.

In 2019, the average English score in Missouri was 48.7%; the average Math score was 41.9%, source

Attendance Rate 90/90

96%

Schools strive to have at least 90% of their students achieve a 90% attendance rate because kids learn best when they’re in school.

In 2019, 87.3% of Missouri students were in attendance at least 90% of the time, source.

Student Outcomes

* Indicates data has been suppressed due to a small student sample.

Elizabeth Villarauz, Frontier STEM Parent

I currently have a student in kindergarten, 10th, and 11th. My oldest girls have been enrolled in Frontier Schools since they were in 4th and 5th grade. We chose Frontier because they give each student the chance to learn. We thought our older students were doing fine academically, but once they became students at Frontier, we realized how much they had not learned from their previous school.

Before coming to Frontier, it felt like the teachers were just giving grades to pass them along. he teachers here at Frontier not only take the time to help the students in the classroom, but they also take their own time outside of school to help them achieve. The teachers really try to understand the students on a deeper level and they always try to have a lot of communication with the parents.

When we first started, my students had Ms. Kosek as a PE teacher. She went on to become the Dean of Students at the middle school and then high school, and now she is doing great things as the elementary principal. I am so glad my kindergartner gets to have a principal who is so dedicated to this school. At the high school, the principal, Mr. Kilic, goes above and beyond to improve the school and programs offered here. Each year is better than the last thanks to his leadership.

The facilities are always in good shape and the classrooms provide wonderful space for the students to learn. They have great equipment for the students to use, like computers and iPads. This was the first year for the high school gym and now they are working on building one for the elementary and middle school too. Now that we have a gym, our athletics are really taking off –they offer volleyball, basketball and soccer.

The gym is also where we can now have programs like the Hispanic Heritage event –parents volunteered and helped the students celebrate (same with our Black History Month) assembly. Parents can also get involved with Family Nights and they are starting a parent teacher organization (PTO) program as well. Teachers want their parents to be as involved as possible!