School Accountability Report Card

Single Plan for Student Achievement

Each school in San José Unified annually develops a Single Plan for Student Achievement (SPSA). This plan includes the academic goals the school will be working on during the year and shows how the school will be using the funds allocated to the site.

The SPSA is written with the help of the School Site Council, which then approves the final document and forwards it to the Board of Education for their approval.

Click here to review Pioneer SPSA


2017-2018 High School Orientation Calendar
2017-2018 High School Orientation Calendar - Spanish

PHS News

Prospective Student Information

Welcome to Pioneer High School! Thank you for your interest in our school. Please review the following documents to familiarize yourself with our academic departments and our varied programs.

General brochure:
Pioneer Brochure
Pioneer Brochure-Span.

Important Dates for Auditions and Classes with Applications for 2017-2018:
Important Freshmen Dates 2017-18

Athletics Brochure

Social Studies:
Soc. Studies Brochure

English Brochure

Science Brochure

Math Brochure

Electives Brochure

Extra-Curricular Activities:
Extracurricular Brochure

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

Please contact your academic counselor for more information and advice on the courses to take.


Almaden Valley Counseling Service has provided on-site student
counseling services at Pioneer High School for over 30 years.
To learn more Please click here: Almaden Valley Counseling


Western Association of Schools and Colleges

2014 WASC Report(pdf)

School Site Council

School Site Council Agenda
School Site Council Agenda 2016
SSC minutes March 2016
SSC Agenda March 2016
SSC Agenda April 2016
SSC Agenda September
SSC Agenda October 2016
SSC Agenda January 2017
SSC Agenda January Minutes
SSC Agenda March, 16 2017
SSC Agenda April, 27 2017
SSC Minutes April, 27 2017
SSC Agenda September 21, 2017
SSC Minutes September 21, 2017
SSC Minutes October 26, 2017
SSC Minutes November 16, 2017


The School English Language Advisory Council

About SELAC - span

SELAC Meetings
September 20, 2016
Orden del Día

October 11, 2016
Orden del Día

November 15, 2016
Orden del Día

December 20, 2016
Orden del Día

January 24, 2017
Orden del Día

February 28, 2017
Orden del Día

March 21, 2017
Orden del Día

April 25, 2017
Orden del Día


Registration Forms

Principal Letter 2017/18
Principal Letter 2017/18 - Spanish
What To Bring To Registration 2017/18
Activity List 2017/18
Activity List 2017/18 - Spanish
Pride Package 2017/18
Pride Package 2017/18 - Spanish
PHS Supplement Handbook 2017/18
PHS Supplement Handbook - 2017/18 - Spanish
School ID Photo Form 2017/18
Pioneer WebStore
Student Store Info - Volunteers Needed




Why Join PTSA?

Enjoy the benefits

The number-one reason to join the Parent Teacher Student
Association is to benefit your child. In doing so, you also help your
school. But there are many more advantages. Here are just a few:

Get Connected. There’s no better way to know what’s happening
at your school.

Discover Great Resources. The PTSA offers a variety of programs
designed for parents as well as students.

Tap into a Network. Parenting is not easy—PTSA acts as a network
to share ideas, concerns and experiences with other parents and
educators in the community. PTSA functions are opportunities to
meet other parents and teachers within our school community,
building a rapport and discussing issues that are on your mind.

Watch Yourself Grow. By volunteering with your PTSA, you gain
valuable experiences. It’s an opportunity to put your skills and
hobbies to good use for a good cause—your child and all children in
the community.

Speak Up. Because the PTSA is a forum for exchanging ideas, you
are encouraged to make suggestions. PTSA can be a way for you to
more effectively suggest change at your child’s school.

Witness Improvement. By getting involved at your child’s school
you’ll be part of the solution, helping make positive changes. Local
PTSA’s play an important role in fundraising to provide building
improvements, curriculum-based programs, and social events—all
vital to a school’s success.

Be a Role Model. By becoming a PTSA member, you’ll be
demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education.

Join Us Today!
Print out a membership form and send it to school with your student.

Contact Us

Pioneer High School
1290 Blossom Hill Road
San Jose, CA 95118

Phone: 408.535.6310
Fax: 408.535.2357
Attendance: 408.287.6268
Office Hours: 7:00am-4:00pm

Click here for directions.
Pioneer Map


Pioneer Service Learning Website

Pioneer Alumni Website

Instructional Calendar
Enrollment Information
Food Services
Learning Options
Parent Brown Bag Meetings
School Accountability
Student Handbook
High School Course Catalog

Mustang Bulletin

Pioneer High School
Morning Announcements
December 13, 2017

Congrats to the following student athletes for being awarded the Athlete of the Month for November/December!
Amy Chin, Soccer
Carlo Venegas, Soccer

Holiday Spirit Week this week: 
Thursday: Santa’s Workshop (Dress up like an elf, reindeer, snowman, etc.)
Friday:  Ugly Sweater Day (Wear you favorite Ugly Holiday Sweater) 

Pioneer’s Red Cross Club will be hosting a canned food drive.  Donations will start Today, December 4th and run until TODAY Wednesday, December 13th.  Collection boxes are in student services.  All donated cans will be given to the Second Harvest Food Bank.  Please help support!

College and Career:
UC Monterey Bay and several California State Universities have extended their application deadline. Take a look at the Family Connections section in Naviance for more information.

Missed the deadline to apply to a CSU? You still have a chance.
Some CSU campuses remain open to applications after the November 30th priority application deadline. This includes several impacted campuses. The campuses that remain open are:
Impacted Campuses – Deadline Extended to December 15th
• Humboldt
• East Bay
• Monterey Bay
• Sonoma (will stay open until December 18th)

Non-impacted Campuses – Deadline may extend beyond December 15th
• Bakersfield
• Channel Islands
• Dominguez Hills
• Maritime
• San Francisco
• Stanislaus

Seniors, if you are planning on attending college (4 year or community), or even undecided about what you plan on doing next year, then you should complete the FAFSA or Dream application. It is free, and good for the entire year.  Cash for College Event, TONIGHT December 13th from 3pm-7pm in the library.  Financial Aid experts will be available to help you complete the FAFSA or Dream application. Spanish language translation will be available.
Please see your counselor for a list of information you will need.
We look forward to seeing you. 

Are you interested in pursuing a degree in art, multimedia, fashion, marketing, design, animation, film production, gaming technology or culinary arts? Two private colleges will be presenting on these fields of studies and more. The Art Institute of California-San Francisco will be here this Thursday during flex. Sign up on Naviance or see Mrs. Madrigal in the College & Career Center.

Track & Field meeting for all students interested in participating this year, Friday at lunch in the gym.

All interested in playing Girl’s Lacrosse this year, very important meeting THIS Thursday (12/14) at lunch in Room 307.

Performing Arts:
The Winter Instrumental Music concerts are on 12/14 (choir and strings) and 12/15 (band). Come join us at 7 PM in the PAC for an evening of music put on by the wonderful students in the music department.

Auditions for Guys and Dolls will be Mon/Tues, 12/18 & 19 @7pm in the PAC. Auditions are open to the whole student body.

Attention Juniors! The local Rotary chapter is looking for Pioneer juniors to apply to the The Enterprise Leadership Conference (ELC). ELC is designed to help you develop strong leadership and presentation skills. It is an innovative, informative and interactive experience that provides a strong foundation for college business courses. In this comprehensive introduction to developing a business plan, students are challenged to be visionary, creative, analytical, and competitive as they devise viable business opportunities in a team environment.
Don’t miss out on this high school career-changing opportunity! Learn more about how to apply during Flex on Wednesday or Thursday in the LMC. See Ms. Madrigal in the College and Career Center to sign up!

Pioneer High School is pleased to announce the launching of this year’s “Help a ‘Stang” Peer Tutoring Program in the Library /Media Center after school until about 4:00 pm. The following are the current tutors available.  Please see Ms. Rosales if you have any questions. 

Algebra I, II, Geometry, or Pre-Calculus
English (2 peer tutors)


Algebra I, II, Geometry, or Pre-Calculus
English (2 peer tutors)

Physics (available in room 201)
















Important Forms

Volunteer Information

We welcome volunteers who help our teachers and staff elevate opportunities for students.
Please review the following processes.

    Registration Forms - 2016-2017
  • Pioneer WebStore
  • Student Store Info - Volunteers Needed

      Bell Schedules

      17/18 All Bell Schedules



      School Information

      Pioneer Parent Handbook

      Mission Statement

      Pioneer High School Vision and Mission

      Pioneer High School prepares and inspires all students to think creatively, work collaboratively
      and act responsibly in order to be successful in a global society.

      The Pioneer High School community will work to eliminate the opportunity gap and offer the
      finest 21st Century education by providing each student with:
      •  A rigorous and engaging academic curriculum,
      •  A socially and emotionally healthy environment,
      •  Opportunities to become service-minded citizens.