Application Process & F.A.Q


How to Apply?

Frontier Schools admission and enrollment policies require applicants to submit a complete application form in order to be considered for admission.Frontier Schools admission and enrollment policies require applicants to submit a complete application form in order to be considered for admission.

The easiest and quickest way to apply is online.

Alternatively, you can download and print the application form using the following links: Application Form (English) or Application Form (Spanish). Once completed, paper applications can be delivered, mailed or faxed to the campus.

Beginning and Ending Dates of Application Periods

Frontier Schools requires applicants to submit a complete application form in order to be considered for admission.The application period begins on November 1st and ends on February 1st for all the grade levels. If a student applies outside of the designated application period, the student will be placed on a waiting list in the order of the date in which the application was received.

Lottery Process

If capacity of the school is insufficient to enroll all pupils who submit a timely application at any grade level, a computerized lottery will be conducted. If the number of pupils from the applicant list is equal or less than the opening at a grade level, all applicants on that grade level will be admitted.

The principal or designee of each campus will conduct the computerized lottery, with supervision by the superintendent or designee from central office. This ensures that the admissions list and the waiting list are selected randomly. Results of the lottery shall be certified by a notary public.

The lottery software will fill randomly all available seats allowed by the enrollment cap and create a waiting list. As space becomes available, applicants will be called from the waiting list beginning with applicants with the lowest number assignment.

Admission Process of Returning Students

Returning students (students who currently attend Frontier Schools and intend to return the next school year) are exempted from the lottery if they notify the school of their intent to return for the next school year by the deadline established by Frontier Schools.

Siblings Policy and Children of the School's Employees

Frontier Schools gives a preference for admission of children whose siblings enrolled at Frontier or whose parents are employed by Frontier.

    (a). Children of the LEA teachers and staff (so long as the total number of students allowed constitutes less than five percent (5%) of the total enrollment) are exempt from lottery and boundary requirements, as permitted by federal guidance on the Charter Schools Program.

    (b). Siblings of currently enrolled students at Frontier Schools will receive a preference at the time of the admission lottery. An application is still required and must be submitted before the deadline. “Sibling” shall mean a biological or legally adopted brother or sister residing in the same household as the applicant. Cousins, nieces, nephews and unrelated children sharing an address with the applicant are not siblings. Sibling enrollment is dependent on available space and does not guarantee enrollment of each listed sibling.

Applications that are submitted outside of the designated application period

If a student applies to the school outside of the designated application period, the student will be placed on a waiting list in the order of the date in which the application is received.

Frequently Asked Questions


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What is a charter school?

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Charter schools are nonsectarian, secular public schools of choice that provide parents an alternative to traditional public schools. They are free and open to all students in the districts where they operate, and are accountable for specific results.

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Who can apply?

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Any student who lives within the Kansas City Public School District boundaries is eligible to apply.

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Do I apply separately if I'm interested in more than one campus?

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Yes. Please fill out a separate application form for each desired campus.

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How can I apply?

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Complete an application form and submit it to the school’s front office, via mail, fax, or in person. You can also apply online at school web sites: www.kcfsi.org- www.kcfse.org - www.frontierstem.org.

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How does the lottery system work?

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As a charter school, if more students apply than we have spots available, we are required by law to hold a lottery to determine which students will have the opportunity to attend. Many charter schools have wait lists and may admit more students from the wait list as spots become available.

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Does it matter where I live?

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Student must live within the boundaries of the Kansas City Public School District to attend Frontier Schools.Zip Codes are:
64101 64102 64105 64106 64108 64109 64110 64111 64112 64113 64114 64120 64123 64124 64125 64126 64127 64128 (entire) 64129 64130 64131 64132 64133 (partial) 64138 (partial)

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What grade levels do you serve?

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Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade.

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Do you charge tuition?

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No, Frontier Schools is a tuition free public school.

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Do you provide extra-curricular activities?

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Yes, we do provide extra-curricular activities including academic and social clubs.

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Are the students tested in order to be accepted to the school?

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No, since Frontier Schools is an open enrollment charter school, we do not test students as part of the admission process.

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Do you provide transportation?

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Yes, we provide transportation for K - 12 and it is free of charge.

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Do students wear a uniform?

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Yes, students are required to wear a uniform.

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What are the school hours?

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For 2019-20 school year, school hours (tentative) will be 8 a.m. – 3:15 p.m.

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What is the age requirement for admission to Kindergarten?

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A child is eligible for admission to kindergarten if the child reaches the age of five (5) on or before the first day of September of the school year in which the child applies for entrance.

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What is the age requirement for admission to Pre-Kindergarten?

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A child is eligible for admission to Pre-Kindergarten if the child reaches the age of four (4) on or before the first day of September of the school year in which the child applies for entrance.

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Who is eligible for Pre-Kindergarten?

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Student must reside within the Kansas City Public School District boundary and must be eligible for the National School Lunch Program (determined by completing a Free and Reduced Price School Meals Application).