The holiday season is upon us. This is the time of year that I enjoy the most. A time when we make memories with our families, indulge in some of the most delicious foods, reflect on the past year, and look toward new beginnings.
As you may know, this school year marks the 20th year of operations for New Frontiers. Through the commitment of our students and their families, our dedicated staff and our community of support, we have built a legacy of educating our future leaders. In recent years, we have matured our vision to be a collegiate pathway to and through college. At New Frontiers Public Schools college is truly a reality for everyone.
Looking ahead to 2018 and beyond, our school operations will continue to evolve to meet the needs of our young scholars in the following ways:
The collegiate experience will expand to all grade levels – When we return from Winter break our K-8th grade campus will be known as the Frank L. Madla Accelerated Collegiate Academy. This name change reflects our consolidation and alignment of our K-8th grades that began this fall. This shift is more than in name; it is a shift in the way we will educate our students. Every student enrolled with New Frontiers Public Schools will be on an accelerated academic track to ensure they are college ready by the time they exit 8th grade and prepare to enter high school at our Frank L. Madla Early College High School. Our educators will integrate the college experience for each student in all grade levels.
NFPS will prepare to relocate main campus – In the near future, New Frontiers Public Schools will operate out of a new site with state of the art technology and facilities that will better meet the needs of our students. We will continue to engage our parents and community along this process and look forward to this exciting transition.
Our inaugural Class of 2018 will graduate – This May, our Frank L. Madla Early College High School senior class will make New Frontiers history. They will be our first students to walk the stage receiving both their Distinguished High School Diplomas and their Associate’s Degrees from our partner, Palo Alto College. Their accomplishments are the foundation of scholastic excellence for the students who will follow.
Together, we have a lot to look forward to in the coming year! I want to thank our staff for their dedication, our parents for their support and our community partners for their continued collaboration.
I wish each of you a safe and joyous winter break and look forward to implementing these new beginnings for New Frontiers family.
Alfredo Segura Jr.
Chief Executive Officer/ Superintendent