School Governance

Frontier Charter School is governed by an Academic Policy Committee (APC), which consists of parents, teachers, and members of our community who have a vested interest in homeschooling at Frontier. These volunteers establish the mission for our school and ensure that the policies of the school are in line with this mission. They oversee the management, budget, and processes of our school, according to established bylaws. Additionally, APC members conduct an extensive rewrite of the charter and resubmit an application for renewal to the Anchorage School District and the State of Alaska every ten years. Parents and teachers serve three-year terms, and other community members one-year terms. APC meetings are held at least four times a year and more often as needed.

In 2014, the Advanc-ED accreditation review team noted that, “Frontier Charter School’s Academic Policy Committee 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 is proud of, and grateful for, the efforts of our current and former APC representatives.

All members of the public, and especially our Frontier Families, are invited to attend meetings to engage with our APC members and learn more about school operations.


1:00-2:30 pm, December 4, 2023, at          400 W. Northern Lights Blvd., Ste. 6, Anchorage, AK 99503.

The meeting agenda is located here.

Click here to read our charter and bylaws:

Frontier Charter and Bylaws

Most Recent Meeting Minutes:

MARCH 7, 2023

FEBRUARY 8, 2023

JANUARY 11, 2023

DECEMBER 14, 2022

NOVEMBER 30, 2022

OCTOBER 25, 2022

SEPTEMBER 28, 2022

SEPTEMBER 14, 2022

AUGUST 24, 2022

JULY 27, 2022

JUNE 6, 2022

MAY 24, 2022

APRIL 30, 2022

APRIL 11, 2022

MARCH 16, 2022

FEBRUARY 23, 2022

JANUARY 12, 2022

DECEMBER 15, 2021

DECEMBER 07, 2021

NOVEMBER 17, 2021

OCTOBER 20, 2021

SEPTEMBER 28, 2021

JULY 12, 2021

2022-2023 Frontier Charter School APC Members

Steve Darrell, Chairman
Cal Dunham
Frank Schneider
Gerald Finkler
Jill Blackstone
Joyce Burke                                                    Kathy Houser                                              Taylor Long