Back to School

Back to School
Posted on 08/22/2017

Dear Pioneer Academy Families,

Diplomas and Class Options:

Students who attend PHS can graduate with Advanced, CTE, or Standard high school diplomas.  Dual college credit classes can also be earned through WNC and at PHS with Career and Technical Education (CTE) options in partnership with CHS.  In addition to small classroom style courses, PHS offers additional online classes through (Apex & Flexpoint) which students can add to their existing classroom schedule.  Pioneer offers special interest classes and outdoor activities such as: rock climbing, Project Discovery events, student leadership, cross-country and downhill skiing, art, drawing, journalism, graphic design, yoga, J4NG job shadowing, numerous field trips, and project lead the way engineering. Students can earn letters through some of the organizations they participate in, see the letterman posters for more details.  This is a great act of Panther Pride!

Bus Transportation Options:
PHS students who qualify for CCSD transportation can ride the existing high school bus routes. Contact the main office for more details. 

Student Schedules:

On the first day of school, students will find their names listed on (Bld-A rooms 2-5) at 7:15am to locate their homerooms.  The IC parent portal will also show the class schedule. Students are allowed to attend Pioneer Academy and participate in any and all sports and activities at CHS.  Please see the counselor for more information.

No Smoking Policy: PHS is a non-smoking/vaping on or near campus, NRS 202.2483.  This applies to surrounding streets, parking lots, and residential property in sight of the campus. Students are not to bring lighters and any form of smoking items, including electronic cigarettes, vapes, or smoking devices to campus.  This also means they are not to have these items in their possession at any time while on campus or at school events.  Failure to comply with the CCSD and PHS smoking regulations will result in progressive discipline and may result in the student’s application being revoked from Pioneer Academy.

Electronic Devices: Students are encouraged only to use the school district provided laptops.  All other personal electronic devices are not to be brought or used on campus.  Any items lost or stolen is the responsibility of the student and the matter will not be investigated.  Personal student phones can be used only at lunch and in passing periods.  Student phones and music devices should be turned off and not used during any classes.  Cell phones will be turned into all teachers upon entering the classroom and stored in a secure box.  Any device not in compliance or that becomes a distraction will be confiscated by staff and turned into the office for a mandatory parent/guardian pick up.  Any devices confiscated will be held for a minimum of 24 hours before it can be collected by a guardian/parent. Students turn in phones during all high stakes tests.

Lunch Reminders: All breakfast and lunches are free for all students at PHS.  Only students with 16.5 credits can leave campus for lunch.

Attendance: Attendance is the most important aspect of your son/daughter’s academic success. Your help as a parent/guardian in this common problem is truly appreciated. 

As always, as the Pioneer Academy principal, I will be meeting with students on an individual basis throughout the school year.  I always welcome student requested appointments to chat for any reason and enjoying getting to know our small population at Pioneer each year.  My staff and I have dedicated our lives to the success of your students.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call our main office or contact me directly.  We are looking forward to another great year!


Jason Zona, Principal

Pioneer Academy