Online Learning

Full-time Online Learning Offered Only through Pioneer Academy 1-12
Posted on 03/28/2022
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For the coming 2022-2023 school year, the Carson City School District (CCSD) is continuing all full-time online education for elementary, middle and high school students at one consolidated site: Pioneer Academy 1-12.

Pioneer Academy 1-12 is a consortium of three schools. Pioneer Online Elementary School will serve grades one through five, Pioneer Online Middle School will serve grades six through eight and Pioneer High School, which is already a fully accredited high school serving grades nine through twelve in both traditional in-seat and online options, will continue to serve all full-time online high school students in the Carson City School District.

All families that wish to continue with (or enroll in) full-time online learning must complete an application for acceptance into Pioneer Academy 1-12 on their website. Pioneer Academy 1-12 has a limited number of spaces available for all three levels (elementary, middle, and high). As a result of this limited space, CCSD is asking all interested families to complete and submit applications in English or applications in Spanish on or before Friday, April 22, 2022, in order to be considered. Applications received after April 22 will go onto a first-come, first-served waiting list.

The full-time online learning model offered through Pioneer Academy is a 5-days per week commitment. School days and hours will mirror that of those students who are learning full-time, 5-days per week, in-seat, in-person. All testing and assessments for full-time online learners will be provided in-person at the Pioneer Academy 1-12 campus.

Once enrolled, Pioneer Academy 1-12 will be the student’s assigned school for the year. In order for students enrolled in the full-time online learning model to return to the district’s in-seat, in-person learning model, families will need to apply for a variance to their assigned/zoned brick and mortar school.

Due to the unique challenges of online learning, CCSD has determined students and families will be best served under one consolidated location with teachers and staff who can focus efforts on the needs of full-time online families. Since Pioneer Academy 1-12 serves all full-time online learners, parents will have a single point of contact regardless of their children’s current grade levels. In addition, the consolidated site provides a unified teaching staff for online learning, as well as a single administrative staff and office staff.

For more information, download the Pioneer Academy 1-12 application in English or application in Spanish for the 2022-2023 school year from the Pioneer Academy 1-12 website: