About Us

Providing new alternatives for a better homeschool education

Frontier provides resources in support of your educational values and goals.

We offer the greatest level of freedom to choose the curriculum that you want.

Need an instructional vendor? At Frontier, you choose the vendor that you want.

A learning plan customized to your career path and interests.

A flexible program that makes it possible to learn from almost anywhere.

Access to Anchorage School District (ASD) schools and programs, sports and activities.

Earn an ASD diploma.

 

 

Use the Frontier Learning Profile to best understand how your child learns.

Customize your math class.

Student allotments can be used for at-home or community-based tutors.

Enroll in a math class at a local school.

Math tutoring available at our Anchorage and Eagle River offices.

Choose the best curriculum for each child.

 

 

 

School Governance OUR VISION: EVERY STUDENT PREPARED TO NAVIGATE THEIR OWN FRONTIER

2019-2020 Frontier Charter School APC members

    • Seat A: Mary Morgan
    • Seat B: Cal Dunham
    • Seat C: Steve Darrell, Chairman
    • Seat D: Jill Blackstone
    • LBR: Local Business Representative: Joyce Burke
    • CEO : Gerald¬†Finkler

Board Meetings

Board meetings are held in Frontier’s conference room at 400 W. Northern Lights Blvd., Anchorage, Alaska 99503. Meetings are open to the public. Please join us. Front office phone: 1-907-742-1181.

The next APC meeting is scheduled for 2:00-3:30 PM on Thursday, September 19, 2019.

Link to meeting agenda: APC Agenda 2019.09.19 Regular Meeting

Powerful Practices

Charter schools are public schools in the Anchorage School District that offer alternative teaching methods or curriculum. They operate under a contract with the district, are governed by an elected board called an Academic Policy Committee (APC) and have more independence than neighborhood schools. Frontier Charter School is a home school program that provides resources and support to families interested in home schooling their children.

In the spring of 2014, through the AdvancED accreditation process, the external review team noted the following as a powerful practice: “Frontier Charter School’s Academic Policy Committee (APC) is a model of governance for APC’s statewide. This exceptionally professional and effective group of volunteers strongly supports the mission of the school and promotes a culture that is student centered and is aligned with the mission. An educated and informed board that encourages stakeholder involvement results in improved professional practice and creates an environment for student success.”

Frontier Charter School’s APC meets a minimum of four times a year. Other meetings are scheduled as needed. In addition, the APC chair meets regularly with the principal to discuss school matters. All Academic Policy Committee members are parents and/or members of our community. APC members regularly review their charter and, once every 10 years, are required to conduct an extensive rewrite of the charter and resubmit an application to the district and the state.