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SVCTE

Silicon Valley Career Technical Education Center Video

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PHS Schedule Change Policy

Students may request a schedule change during the first week of school.  Once the first week has concluded, students are enrolled in their course of study for the school year unless there is a change in program or graduation status. Students are required to work to their fullest potential. Students are also encouraged to utilize the tutorial period for additional support. Students must demonstrate that they have attempted to fulfill all course expectations along with the following:
1.    Talk to the teacher
2.    Seek extra help
3.    Study and review at home
4.    Completion of all assignments
5.    Meeting all other conditions established by the teacher
6.    Participate in class and ask questions
7.    Parent/Teacher conference
8.    Attend Tutorial session
Parents/Guardians should access Parent Portal.  The portal is designed to inform parents/guardians of their student’s academic performance in the classroom. See the registrar, Martha VonStockhausen in Student Services for more information. Parents are encouraged to contact the teacher by email to correspond or to set up an appointment.  The counselors in the Library Media Center are also available to support student success.  There are a variety of online resources such as khanacademy.org for math support.

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Forms

Please review the following forms to see the courses available to you during each year at Pioneer.

Course Selection 2017-18 Freshmen
Course Selection 2017-18 Sophomores
Course Selection 2017-18 Juniors
Course Selection 2017-18 Seniors


AP Contracts
If you are intending on taking an AP, Accelerated, and/or Honors course in the 2017-2018 school year, please ensure you turn in an AP Contract (front and back) to your Academic Counselor. You may pick up a form from your counselor or you may print out the contract here. If you intend to take more than four AP courses, you must also complete the AP Supplemental Contract.
PHS AP Contract - Front
PHS AP Contract - Back
PHS AP Supplemental Contract


Outside Credit Approval Process
Any course taken outside of Pioneer that Pioneer students wish to add to their Pioneer transcript must be pre-approved by the student’s assigned Academic Counselor using the SJUSD High School

Outside Credit Approval Form

San Jose Unified will only accept courses on the University of California A-G Course List

*Please note that SJUSD will not accept any online science or visual performing arts courses.


Community College Courses
High school students enrolling in community college courses must follow specific instructions from the community college:
De Anza College
California Student Aid Commission
Foothill College
Evergreen Valley College
Mission College
West Valley College
San Jose City College

Silicon Valley Career Technical Education Center
What is SVCTE?
AM SVCTE Approved Courses
PM SVCTE Approved Courses
Application


Work Permit Request
PHS Work Permit Request 2016-2017


Letter of Recommendation
Letter of Recommendation Process 2016-2017
Letter of Recommendation Instructions 2016-2017
Letter of Recommendation Packet / Cover Sheet 2016-2017
Senior Questionnaire
Parent Questionnaire
Teacher Recommender Form

Financial Aid

Financial Aid
College can cost less than you think! Financing a college education is a partnership between colleges, the government, parents, and students. The cost of attending college can often be offset or paid entirely with financial aid packages.

Financial aid consists of gifts that you do not have to repay (grants and scholarships) and self-help aid (loans and employment).
Here are some resources to get you started on the financial aid process.

University of California - The University provides information about paying for UC

Blue + Gold Opportunity Program - UC’s Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan will cover educational and student services fees if a student is a California resident whose family earns less than $80,000 a year and qualifies for financial aid. Blue + Gold students with sufficient financial need can also qualify for even more grant aid to help reduce the cost of attending.

Cal Grant - Cal Grants are awards that the recipient does not repay. To receive a Cal Grant, submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and a verified Grade Point Average with the California Student Aid Commission by no later than March 2nd.

California Dream Act – The CA Dream Act Application is used to determine the California state financial eligibility of students who meet the qualifications of Assembly Bill 540 (AB 540), AB 130, and AB 131. The California State Aid Commission (CSAC) will process this application. Any aid received can only be used as eligible California institutions. The CA Dream Act Application is used to apply for state financial aid like the University of California Grants, State University Grants and Community College Board of Governor’s fee waivers. Also, the CA Dream Act Application is used to apply for Cal Grants at California public and private colleges and universities.

FAFSA - The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the federal application for financial aid. It may also be used to apply for aid from other sources, such as your state or school. The deadlines for your state or schools may be different from the federal deadlines and you may be required to complete additional forms. Filling out and submitting the FAFSA is ALWAYS free of charge.

Federal Student ID - An FSA ID gives you access to Federal Student Aid’s online systems and can serve as your legal signature. You (both parents & student) will need this to sign off on your FAFSA.
Only create an FSA ID using your own personal information and for your own exclusive use. You are not authorized to create an FSA ID on behalf of someone else, including a family member. Misrepresentation of your identity to the federal government could result in criminal or civil penalties.

Federal Student Aid - This link presents an overview of Federal student aid programs.

FinAid - This site provides detailed information about scholarships, loans, savings plans, financial aid applications, and more.

Fastweb - This site presents information about over 1 million scholarships, in addition to internships and part-time employment near your home or school.

ScholarShare - The ScholarShare College Savings Plan is California’s 529 college savings plan, a state-sponsored, tax-advantaged investment vehicle designed to help and encourage families to save for future qualified higher education expenses. 

CSS/Profile -  By filling out one form, you can apply online for nonfederal financial aid from almost 400 colleges, universities, professional schools, and scholarship programs. 

College Information

Course Information Links
Check Pioneer High’s “a-g” course list.
Online Courses- catch up, move ahead or find different learning options that work for you through UC’s online academy for high school students, UC Scout.


California Institutions of Higher Education
There are four systems of higher education in California, each providing a distinctive college experience and degree opportunities. Explore which system of higher education and campus is right for you.

University of California
University of California- 10 campuses grant bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. The top 12.5% of California’s high school graduates are eligible for UC.
Freshmen Admission
How to Apply
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

California State University
California State Universities- 23 campuses grant bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The top 33% of California’s high school graduates are eligible for CSU.
Cal State Apply
CSU Eligibility Index
CSU Impaction Search
Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

California Community College
California Community Colleges - 112 colleges grant certificates and associate degrees, as well as provide transferable lower-division course work for UC and CSU.

California Community College Application
Career Programs/Courses
De Anza College
Foothill College
Mission College
San Jose City College
Evergreen Valley College
West Valley College

Independent/Private Colleges & Universities
Independent/Private Colleges & Universities - More than 75 WASC-accredited degree-granting, non-profit independent colleges serve California.

Private Out of State Colleges & Universities
The Common Application
Coalition Application

Public Out of State Colleges & Universities
Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)


College and Career Planning
California Colleges - This website covers college admissions requirements for California public colleges; tells you about the different systems of higher education in California and provides online tools to match students with a college or career that suits their needs.

Naviance - Naviance is a college and career readiness platform that helps connect academic achievement to post-secondary goals. Its comprehensive college and career planning solutions optimize student success, enhance school counselor productivity, and track results for school and district administrators.

CSUMentor - CSUMentor is an online resource designed to help students and their families learn about the California State University (CSU) system, select a CSU campus, plan to finance higher education, and apply for admission.

UC Applications - The UC counselors’ website has a wealth of information about how to apply to UC. Worksheets for the online application are available here and at the counselors’ website.

CCCApply - CCCApply is your online gateway to the California Community Colleges. Through this website you can apply online to most of the California Community Colleges. Although the California Community Colleges enroll students year-round, you should still apply as early as possible.

Independent College and University Common Application - Prospective freshman and transfer applicants can submit their applications to 488 independent colleges and universities using the The Common Application for Undergraduate College Admissions. This allows students to spend less time completing multiple applications, and more time on what’s really important: college research, visits, essay writing, and senior year coursework.

Testing Information
Schedule to take the SAT plus Writing, SAT subject, and ACT plus Writing using the Pioneer School Code – 053096. Please be sure to send your scores directly to the colleges/universities to which you are applying.

SAT Registration
ACT Registration

 

High School Information

HS Graduation Requirements

HS Course Catalog (Catálogo de Cursos de la Escuela Preparatoria)
HS Student Handbook (Manual de información para estudiantes)
HS Community Service Guidelines

HS Graduation Requirements vs. A-G Requirements (UC/CSU Requirements)

 

 

Calendar

 

 


Milara Gatcke
9th-12th students with last names A-Fe
mgatcke@sjusd.org
Ext. 65209

Josefina Rosales,
9th-12th Students with last names Fi-L
jrosales@sjusd.org
Ext. 65251


Kellee Markos
9th-12th Students with last names M-R
kmarkos@sjusd.org
Ext. 65222



Nicole Bozzo
9th-12th Students with last names S-Z
nbozzo@sjusd.org
Ext. 65222

 

 

 

About

Welcome to the Academic Counseling Department!

Academic Counselors are available for students on a drop-in basis. Parents may contact their student’s counselor by phone or email. We request that parents make appointments with their student’s grade level counselor to ensure availability.  In addition, we prefer that the student accompany parents to the meeting to ensure all parties are involved regarding the educational plan and commitments.  Counselors are often meeting with students, facilitating presentations, and are required to attend meetings and conferences which may pull them away from the office at various times.

We look forward to working with you this year.

Vision Statement

Pioneer’s Academic Counseling Department provides all students comprehensive and equitable school counseling services to ensure that they are prepared to become globally competitive, lifelong learners.

Mission Statement

The Pioneer High School academic counselors are leaders and advocates in education by implementing essential programs, focusing on academic development, personal/social development, and career planning. School Counselors will establish and maintain partnerships with school and community organizations that promote student achievement.

Academic counselors work to facilitate each student’s educational, career, and social/personal development by utilizing a comprehensive and collaborative approach. The department supports teaching and learning by assuring that all students achieve academic success and develop life skills through the acquisition of academic, career, and personal/social competencies, which will prepare them for meaningful participation in a diverse, changing world.

Credentialed school counselors provide comprehensive school counseling programs that incorporate prevention and intervention activities through classroom presentations, individual meetings, and small and/or large group presentations. Please refer to the Academic Counseling Calendar for more information regarding the dates and times of these presentations.

Academic Counseling

Our College and Career Center is located in our Library Media Center.
Feel free to visit to find more information on college, testing, financial aid & scholarships, careers or Pioneer classes.


Naviance is a college and career readiness platform that helps connect academic achievement to post-secondary goals.
Its comprehensive college and career planning solutions optimize student success, enhance school counselor productivity, and track results for school and district administrators.
https://connection.naviance.com/family-connection/auth/login/?hsid=pioneerhigh
User name: s and then student id
Password: 6 digit birth date


If you are intending on taking an AP, Accelerated, and/or Honors course in the 2017-2018 school year, please ensure you turn in an AP Contract (front and back) to your Academic Counselor. You may pick up a form from your counselor or you may print out the contract here. If you intend to take more than four AP courses, you must also complete the AP Supplemental Contract.
PHS AP Contract - Front
PHS AP Contract - Back
PHS AP Supplemental Contract


Contact Information
Academic Counselor Milara Gatcke,  Ext. 65209
9th-12th students with last names A-F .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Academic Counselor Sophia Ángeles, Ext. 65251
9th-12th Students with last names G-M .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Academic Counselor Kellee Markos,
9th-12th Students with last names N-S .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
Academic Counselor ,
9th-12th Students with last names T-Z
College and Career Technician Hazel Barrera, Ext. 65226 .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

DCAC College Adviser Veronica Rueda,



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