New Frontier High School exceeds state targets

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Out of the 17 alternative high schools in Wyoming, New Frontier High School was the only one to exceed state target levels, according to the 2017–2018 school performance ratings for the state.

This year is a pilot year for evaluating and rating alternative schools in Wyoming based on the Wyoming Accountability in Education Act (WAEA), so the results are not included in the official Wyoming Department of Education report.

For the reporting year, NFHS enrolled 17 students in grades 7 through 12.

New Frontier High School earned a school performance rating of Exceeding Alternative School Expectations.

The school performance ratings for alternative schools in Wyoming are based on indicators of Achievement, Growth, High School Completion Certification, Grades 9 through 11 Credit Earning, Post-secondary Preparation, School Climate and Engagement.

New Frontier exceeded targets in the Growth, High School Certification and Post-secondary Preparation categories.

Growth measures improvement on the math and reading portions of Wyoming’s standardized tests from the last reporting year to this reporting year.

NFHS met targets in Achievment and School Climate. Achievement measures this year’s WYTOPP scores.The only category that earned NFHS a Below Target rating was Grades 9 through 11 Credits Earned.