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Frontier High School (FHS) is a public American senior high school set in Bakersfield, California. The school is part of the Kern High School District since its inception in 2006. Its campus is located on the corner of Allen Road and Olive Drive.
Frontier High School was founded prior to the 2006/2007 school year, opening its doors only to incoming freshmen and sophomores. The first day of school for Frontier was on August 21, 2006. Frontier's first graduating class will be (the Class of 2009) three years after the school opened. On August 18, 2008 Frontier High School had its first senior class.
All students enrolled at FHS must at least meet the following criteria before graduation:
Frontier High School also asks that all freshman students take a computer literacy class for one semester, although the class does not offer credit towards graduation. In addition, students at Frontier also learn technology & information system competency throughout the curriculum, as it is built into the above requirements for graduation.
Every year, in which a student gets a C or better for the course, s/he receives 10 credits. If they enroll in a class for one semester and get a D or better, they receive 5 credits. All students are enrolled in the college prep (A-G) program, which prepares students going into a University of California system or a California State University system (albeit the program is effective for admission into most public colleges in America). The A-G program requires 220 credits (see above) from students in order to graduate. FHS also recommends that for students to improve their chances for acceptance into a UC, California State, or any other college, they should take the following classes
FHS also provides the following “advanced” courses for those who want a challenge and/or want to get college credit:
The athletic director for FHS is Ryan Geivet. FHS sports teams are called the Titans, and have their home games on campus. Some teams (especially football) play games off campus where other facilities are needed. The Titans participate in the Southwest Yosemite League (Div. II, CIF Central Section) and have varsity, JV, and frosh/soph teams. Out of all the sports, the Titans have shown the most promise in Girl’s Golf and Girl's Soccer (the lady Titans have won the CIF championship in both sports).
The sports FHS participates in, and their respective levels are:
During Homecoming week, and during powderpuff football week, the school has a spirit week when students and teachers are allowed to go outside normal dress code and dress according to a daily theme (e.g., Western day, Movie Star day, Pajama day).
Generally, spirit week is used as a catalyst to get students intrigued in going to the dance later on in the week. However, for both weeks, it is primarily used to pump up the school for the upcoming home football game (either against a league rival or between the juniors and seniors).
Every year in April, FHS holds elections for a position on ASB. Students interested in running for a position must prepare a speech, explaining to their peers why they would make a perfect fit for that position. Candidates can also promote their cause through posters around school or other forms of campaigning (for example, passing out suckers with the student’s name, encouraging others to vote for them). Before the end of the school year, the winners are announced via intercom, and the officers who previously held the position will be resigned. Generally though, all positions for ASB are reserved for upcoming seniors.
Alternatively, FHS allows every class (freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior) to have their own officers. Each class is given a class president, class vice-president, class secretary, class treasurer, a boy representative, and a girl representative. They are more direct in helping the wants and needs of the student body fulfilled. The main difference between this & ASB, however, is that class representatives merely suggest ideas for consideration (such as more leniency on students who were late to class because of locker troubles), whereas ASB members promote special events (home sports games, dances, Spirit Week) that are approved by the faculty & staff of FHS.
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