Mission Statement
 "In partnership with the community, we will make the most of every day for every student by empowering them with the skills, knowledge, values and opportunities to thrive."

  -- Mr. Richard Stokes, Superintendent

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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.


Other Links

Student Handbook

Distance Education Course Offerings

Project Discovery Partnership

WNC Fast Track Classes

Student Leadership Mission

Enrollment Packet




Contact Information

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


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