Pioneer High School
PHS Vision Statement
The vision of Pioneer High School is to provide alternative routes to success for young adults.
What is Pioneer High School?
Pioneer High School is the only Accredited Alternative High School in the Carson City School District. PHS is accredited with the Northwest Accreditation Commission. It is a free and public school which students in grades 9-12 can apply at “anytime” during the school year. The Alternative High School status which was approved through the Department of Education allows PHS to offer many different formats to meet the diverse needs of the community. One major advantage which separates PHS from other traditional high schools would be that a student can enroll at anytime during the school year for credits. PHS also has an ongoing grant funded partnership with Project Discovery which allows for extra field trips and hands on experiences for students. Students can earn 8+ credits per school year with a variety of scheduling options offered based on their individual needs. Students can also earn credits in recovery mode at their own pace or utilize a hybrid of traditional style classes or flexible lab hour scheduling.
Distance Education Course Offerings
Project Discovery Partnership
WNC Fast Track Classes
Student Leadership Mission
Pioneer High School
225 East Park Street, Carson City, NV 89706
Phone: (775) 283-1300
Fax: (775) 283-1390
Mr. Jason Zona, Principal
Conny Hernandez, Administrative Assistant
Carson Online Office: (775) 283-1317
Counseling Office: (775) 283-1300
Nurse's Office: (775) 283-1310
Special Education Office: (775) 283-1307
Attendance Office: (775) 283-1300
Student Leadership Advisor: (775) 283-1306
Media and Yearbook Advisor: (775) 283-1305
Library: (775) 283-1345
Goal 1: Students at Pioneer High School will improve their performance in Mathematics.
Goal 2: Students at Pioneer High School will improve their performance in Reading and Language Arts (ELA).
Goal 3: Pioneer High School students will increase overall Average Daily Attendance. Pioneer will increase parent involvement and communication.
Types of (NWAC) Accredited High School Diplomas Offered
Standard Diploma, Advanced Placement Diploma, Honors Diploma
Scheduling Options at Pioneer High School
1- TRADITIONAL (4 Semesters) A traditional format of 4 periods per day from 8am-1:40pm with a classroom teacher. (4 semesters per year) (4 periods per day) Aug. to June
2- HYBRID (Traditional + Distance Education) A combination schedule of classroom style courses with the option of distance education classes. Distance Education classes are offered with a teacher online or with the help of a daily classroom teacher available on campus 5 days per week from 8am-1:40pm.
3- FULL TIME DISTANCE EDUCATION- In special circumstances where students can not come to campus on a daily basis, lab hours and off campus work can be arranged with flexibility for the student