Application Process & F.A.Q


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.


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 December 1st and ends on March 15th. 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 Procedures and Date when a grade or class is oversubscribed

A lottery is to be conducted if the number of applicants exceeds the maximum enrollment. The lottery shall take place within fifteen days after the closing date of the application period. The lottery will be conducted via lottery selection software. The principal or designee of each campus will conduct the computerized lottery. This ensures that the winner list and the waiting list are selected randomly. Results of the lottery shall be certified by a notary public.


Development of a Waiting List

The lottery will be paused momentarily after the computerized lottery fills all available seats allowed by the enrollment cap. The drawing will then continue, and the randomly-selected numbers will be used to create a waiting list. As space become 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 attended the school and intend to return the next school year) are given priority in admission, if they notify the school of their intent to return for the next school year by the deadline.


Siblings Policy and Children of the School's Founders and Employees

Siblings of returning students currently enrolled at Frontier Schools and who timely notify the school of their intent to return for the next school year are exempt from the lottery and, space permitting, are automatically enrolled. For this policy“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.

Children of Frontier School 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 the lottery and boundary requirements, as permitted by federal guidance on the Charter Schools Program.


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.


Documents and Information Applicants are Required to Provide

Applicants must submit a completed application form in order to be considered for admission. The application form must include the following items:

  • Applicant's name (first, last, and middle names)
  • Applicant's birth date
  • Applicant's current grade level and grade applied for
  • Applicant's residential address
  • Phone numbers
  • Applicant's current school and district names
  • Applicant's parents' name and signature
  • Whether the applicant has a sibling already admitted to attending the school

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 boundries 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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Kindergarten through 12th Grades.

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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 - 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 2017-18 school year, school hours (tentative) will be 8 a.m. – 3:40 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) before the first day of September of the school year beginning in that calendar year.