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 / School profile:
Pioneer Brochure
Pioneer Brochure-Span.
Pioneer Profile

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.

Freshmen Course Selection Form 2018/19
Sophomore Course Selection Form 2018/19
Junior Course Selection Form 2018/19
Senior Course Selection Form 2018/19

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
SSC Minutes March 31, 2016
SSC Minutes September 22, 2016
SSC Minutes January 19, 2017
SSC Minutes April 27, 2017
SSC Minutes September 21, 2017
SSC Minutes October 26, 2017
SSC Minutes November 16, 2017
SSC Minutes January 25, 2018
SSC Minutes March 1, 2018


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
March 21, 2018

SBAC Testing for Juniors and Seniors starting next Monday (3/26).  NO FLEX next week.  Please check for special bell schedule.

Attention ALL Juniors and Seniors:  With Prom coming in April, this is a reminder to check your attendance with Mrs. Matos.  We want to make sure there is time to clear any attendance issues before the dance.

Diversity week is this week, which is a collaboration between ASB leadership, Service Learning Leadership, and many of our student clubs on campus. Our goal is to celebrate our differences, learn how to get rid of stereotypes, and remember the work of Caesar Chavez. All events will take place in the quad at lunch. Here is a list of some of the events:
Wednesday – Identity Day (Friendship bracelets & Henna)
Thursday – Performances (Caballo Dorado, Dance from API Culture)
  Friday – Cultural Food Fair

Important Announcement for all NHS Members: Our meeting date has been changed.  The next NHS meeting will now be held on Monday, March 26, at lunch in room P-1.  See you there!

Attention All students:  Do you need community service hours?  Here are a few opportunities…
• SAT. APRIL 7TH Guadalupe Oak Grove Park 8:45AM - 12PM
Remove invasive plant species, cage oak starts, trim bushes, prune trees
Contact Mollie Tobias at 408.535.3588 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

• TUES.& WED. APRIL 10&11 9AM - 1PM TJ Martin & J Fontana Parks
Weeding, planting, painting, and spreading mulch
Contact Linda Wilson at 408.997.3627 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
The high school with the most student volunteers for the month of April will win up to $1,000 towards their school from the Mayor’s office. Additionally, the Council District with the most overall volunteers will be awarded a trophy and Councilmember Khamis will host a pancake breakfast for all volunteers if they win.

The Baby Ad deadline has been extended two weeks, so seniors, there’s still time to get your ads in for the yearbook. The new deadline is March 26, and fliers are available on the Pioneer website, in student services, or in P6. Photos, messages and questions can be emailed to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Ads are still $50.

College and Career:
As college acceptances start coming in and seniors begin to make their decisions on where they will be going to school next year, the counseling department asks that students PLEASE list their school of attendance on Naviance!

Sophomores/ Juniors:  UC Davis is hosting a pre-college program this summer! Come experience what college life is all about, live on campus, and take courses in the following areas: Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Genetics, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Coastal and Marine Science, and more. Scholarships are available. Deadline to apply is April 16th.
See Mrs Markos, Academic Counselor, in the Media Center for more info and application.

If you have had one of the following classes: Woodshop, Engineering, Computer Science, Film Studies, Multimedia, Sports Medicine or Robotics, you are eligible to go on a field trip to Steinberg Hart Architects on Thursday, March 29th. Come see Mrs. Madrigal or Ms. Rueda in the College & Career center for a permission slip.
Students who have had one of those classes are also eligible for a summer internship. Come see Mrs. Madrigal for more information.

Attention sophomores and juniors: Applications for SVCTE and Middle College for next year are now open. If you are interested or need more information, see the SVCTE/Middle College display table in the College & Career Center or google “San Jose Middle College” or “SVCTE”. Applications close soon.

Attention all 10th and 11th grade students:
Get a taste of college life by taking summer courses in New York City. NYU Pre college program is looking for high school sophomore and junior students to come study, stay and play for a few weeks this summer.
Apply for a scholarship to attend by April 1, 2018.  See Mrs Markos, Academic Counselor, in the Media Center for more info!

Come out and support your fellow Mustangs:(1)15pm)
Baseball- Varsity vs. Live Oak @ 4:00pm
Softball- Varsity vs. Live Oak @ 4:00pm
Boys Volleyball- J/V vs. Overfelt @ 5:00pm
Varsity vs. Overfelt @ 6:00pm

Performing Arts:
Pioneer Drama presents Guys and Dolls this week, Wed-Sat at 7PM in the PAC. The talent, energy and passion of these performers is over-the-top wonderful. It’s what musical theatre is all about! At only $7 for students, tickets can be purchase at the door, or in advance at Hope to see you there.

Attention Students:  Do you need a tuxedo for Prom?  Just mention that you are a Pioneer student and you will get $50 off your rental at Tuxedos and more in Campbell. 


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.