New Happenings at Frontiers Academy

This summer, we here at Frontiers Academy are working on further improving our curriculum, schedules, programs, and special events for this upcoming school year.  It is important to take time during the summer to both reflect on the things that went very well and look for areas that we would like to improve.  Many families […]

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Now Enrolling for the 2017-18 School Year

Building Frontiers Academy is a community event.  Did you know that 40% of our new students come from referrals from our parents? We count on our school community to share with their families and friends about the great learning going on at our school.  From our amazing students listening, speaking, and studying in three languages […]

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Summer Homework

Summer is a great time for relaxing and recharging your batteries, but it is also a time that students can lose skills that they have gained throughout the year.  Many research studies have shown that students lose two to three months of reading and math over the summer.  In order to continue our high academic […]

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Iowa Assessment Results

In May, our first, second, and third grade students took the Iowa Assessments.  This test measuring student achievement and monitoring progress is a standardized test used across the nation.  Our reading comprehension results, with our students performing above grade level, were shared at our end of the year program.  In math, our students also scored […]

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Chinese Lantern Festival!

The Chinese lantern festival is celebrated in the first month of the Lunisolar calender, on the 15th day, which is the first full moon of the New Year. This is usually in February or March according to the Gregorian calender. This year, it will be celebrated on Monday, February 22.  In China, the streets are decorated with […]

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Internet Safety!

Internet Safety With the abundance of technology and the ease of internet access, there are a few things that every parent should know about keeping our children safe. While the internet is a great source of information, there are still some precautions to abide by. First and foremost, we all need to be discussing common […]

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Christmas Around the World

Christmas Around the World: Traditions which helped to create our own Christmas is celebrated in one form or another all throughout the world. Many countries adopted the “traditional” green tree, lights and gifts. However, many of our traditions have a connection to the old European holidays! St. Lucia (December 13th) is a Scandinavian holiday which […]

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STEAM Education

The world of academics is forever changing.  Even as we speak, new studies are coming out on how children respond to learning. We know that children learn better in a hands on environment. When a child is engaged in learning, the child is actively processing the information that is being given to them. Many children do not […]

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Kindergarten Readiness

Advantage, or Disadvantage: Starting your child in Kindergarten at age 5 Every child is ready to start kindergarten when they turn five right? Many parents, including my own, thought that their child is ready to start. Granted, the child may be ready academically, but what about developmentally? Kindergarten is the first step on a child’s academic […]

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THE CLASS CEILING and THE ADVANCED STUDENT

Though many of us are familiar with the term “the glass ceiling,” some have never heard of the class ceiling and yet it affects our students’ everyday. Much like the glass ceiling, it represents an unspoken, invisible barrier to progress, success and advancement. In the academic world, it refers to the barriers and limits that […]

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