What is a Charter School?
Charter schools in Alaska are public schools that offer alternative teaching methods or curriculum, and are approved by the school district and State of Alaska. Charter schools are governed by an elected board called an Academic Policy Committee.
What is an Academic Policy Committee (APC)?
The APC is the governing body of the charter school and is responsible for ensuring the fair and uniform application of all federal, state and local laws in the operation of the School as well as the School's charter and policies.
Frontier Charter School is governed by an APC, which consists of parents, teachers, and members of our community who have a vested interest in homeschooling at Frontier.
During the past year, this exceptionally effective group of volunteers reinvigorated our educational program by writing a new charter contract with the school district. On March 16, 2023, the Alaska Department of Education & Early Development approved this charter renewal for a 10-year term.
Frontier Charter School is proud of, and grateful for, the efforts of our current and former APC representatives. They have created a healthy school environment since our inception in 2003. In 2014, an accreditation review team noted, "Frontier Charter School's Academic Policy Committee is a model of governance for APC's statewide."
The Frontier Way
- Offer the greatest level of freedom to choose the curriculum that you want.
- Allow freedom to choose the vendor that you want.
- Provide resources in support of your educational values and goals.
Frontier Charter is a School with Heart:
Honesty, Integrity, Fairness and Friendliness in all that we do;
Every family will experience meaningful customer service;
Admiration, appreciation and genuine respect for homeschooling parents and students;
Responsive staff aiming to making a homeschooling parent’s job easier;
True flexibility to genuinely customize an education plan.
Ways to individualize education at Frontier Charter School
- Hands-on parent-led learning
Teacher-led online courses
- In-person teacher-led courses
Independent online learning
Our focus is to make the parent's job easier
Our primary focus is to increase academic opportunities and resources for students.
Students receive generous funding for P/K-12 educational expenses. We offer one of the highest student allotments in the state.
Providing more curriculum and vendor choices
- Less paperwork
Full-Time Student Funding
2022-23 school year, enrolled before October 7th. For detailed information about allotments, see the "About Us" tab then "Allotments".
For student account fund information CLICK HERE