PHS Supplement Handbook - Discipline


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
SSC Agenda April 26, 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
May 18, 2018

*Only 13 Days left of school*

Attention All Seniors:  If you have NOT picked-up your cap and gown yet, please head to Student Services to pick it up.  See Ms. Valdez or Ms. Mayhew for more information. 

Attention ALL Seniors:  If you pre-ordered yearbooks your distribution is this TODAY, but you MUST be DEBT free in order to pick-up.  If you still need to purchase a yearbook, on Friday (5/18) you can purchase one for $90 CASH only and you still must be DEBT free.  Please see Ms. Zoe in student store for more information. 

Mustang Madness is coming! Get your class t-shirt TODAY at lunch, in the attendance office ONLY.  T-shirts are $10.  Get them while they last, limited quantities available. 

Student Services/Community Service:
Volunteer this Summer at Vineland Branch Library!
Drop in for the training Session on
Wednesday, May 16th 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Wednesday June 6th 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Sign up now and select your schedule by following these simple steps:
• Click on Summer Volunteer
• Summer Learning Ambassadors
• Scroll down to Vineland Branch
• Choose Summer Learning-Teen
Fill the application, take the quiz and choose your shifts!

Looking for volunteer hours?  Almaden Valley Art & Wine Festival is looking for Volunteers for a fun, outdoor opportunity!  Saturday, September 15th and Sunday, September 16.  To sign up please visit: almadenwomen.org Click on “Volunteers” then click on “Student Sign-up”

College and Career:
All students: If you are in need of making up credits and cannot attend summer school, Silicon Valley High School is an online credit recovery program to help you. A-G approved and minimal cost. See Mrs. Markos for further details and a flyer.

SENIORS: Please GO INTO Naviance and SET YOUR ATTENDING COLLEGE! De Anza, West Valley, UC, CSU, Private, and Military… we want to know!  If you want to be recognized in the Library and the Senior Farewell Rally, please enter ASAP.  Please see Mrs. Markos with any questions on how to do this.

Seniors, if you are planning on going to Foothill College next year, please see Mrs. Madrigal or Ms. Rueda in the College and Career Center.

Come out and support your fellow Mustangs::0

Performing/Visual Arts:
A hearty congratulations to Mustang artist Jennifer Deng.  Her digital painting, Rabbitsparrow, was a winning submission for a San Jose Downtown Door award. Her door is located on the back side of the Fairmont on 1st Street. 175 submissions were received this year and only 20 door sites were awarded.

Join your fellow Mustangs on May 16th and 17th at 7:00 PM in the PAC for the Music Department’s Finale Concerts! All groups will be performing. Come celebrate the accomplishments of our wonderful student musicians!

The Pioneer Drama Dept. will be holding auditions for next year’s Advanced Drama class on Wednesday, May 23rd at 4PM in the PAC.  Each student must prepare/present a one-minute, memorized monologue of their choice.  A printed copy of the monologue should be presented to the director at the time of the audition. This is a closed audition, so NO admittance will be given to those not auditioning. For more information, please refer to the e-poster on the PHS home page.  Break a leg!


There will be a mandatory meeting for students taking AP Computer Science next year on Tuesday May 29 at lunch in room R8

If you are taking AP Calculus AB and BC, there will be a mandatory meeting on Tuesday (5/22) and Wednesday (5/23) in room R5 and R9 at lunch.  We look forward to seeing you there.

If you are taking AP Spanish Language and Culture next year, there is a mandatory meeting on May 30th in room R2 during FLEX.

If you are taking AP Spanish Literature and Culture next year, there is a mandatory meeting on May 31st in room R2 during FLEX.

If you are taking AP English Literature as a Senior next year, there is a mandatory meeting on May 23 for last names starting with A-M in room R12 during FLEX and May 24 for last names N-Z Thursday, May 24 in room 350.

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)


































Important Forms

Volunteer Information

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