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Pioneer High School

Frequently Asked Questions

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
 
Who is my student’s counselor?

Click on this link to find your student’s counselor.

How can I keep up with what is going on at Pioneer High School?

The Daily Bulletin is posted on our web site. It is located on the Business & Activities home page.

When can I meet with a counselor?

Students can make an appointment to see their counselor before school, during nutrition, during lunch, and after school. Parents are encouraged to set an appointment with the Guidance office to see their child's counselor.

How frequently is it possible to get information on my students progress?

Progress reports are sent home half way through each quarter to alert parents to their students' academic grades. Report cards are sent home after each quarter. The grades on first and third quarter report cards are "indicator" grades, which means that students are being informed of where they stand half way through first and second semester. Final semester grades are issued on the January and June report cards and will remain permanently on the student's transcript.

Between progress reports, if you are concerned about your student’s progress you can contact the teachers by email and/or phone or you can have the student pick up a WEEKLY PROGRESS REPORT from the Guidance Office.

What do course codes mean?

-P (e.g. English 1-P): A college preparatory course which is accepted by the University of California as meeting one of its entrance requirements.

-HP (e.g. English 1-HP): An honors course which is accepted by the University of California as meeting one of its entrance requirements. Students receive an extra grade point for purposes of calculating their district GPA.

-AP (e.g. English Literature and Composition-AP): An Advanced Placement course which is accepted by the University of California as meeting one of its entrance requirements. The University of California awards an extra point to all Advanced Placement classes.

-M (e.g. English 1-M): The curriculum has been modified to address the academic needs of special populations.

-ROP (e.g. ROP Forensic Science): Regional Occupational Program offers career technical education classes. ROP is designed to provide students with the technical skills required for particular jobs.

My son or daughter is struggling academically in one of his or her classes. What can I do to help him or her?

-Encourage the student to attend every class. Periodically call the Attendance Office to ensure that he/she is attending every class.

-Review study skills with the student. You can visit the following website for helpful tips: www.studygs.net

-Contact the teachers to find out why the student is not doing well by emailing them or leaving a message with them.

-Have the student pick up a WEEKLY PROGRESS REPORT from the Guidance Office and take it to all of his/her teachers.

-Encourage the student to attend tutoring sessions. For a schedule of the PREP Program after school tutoring, click on this link.

Do you have tutoring available?

Please check with your student's teacher for their tutoring schedule or for additional help before or after school. We have embedded support scheduled for the last twenty minutes of each class. Students are encouraged to utilize this time to receive help and make up missing assignments. The PREP program also offers tutoring after school Monday through Thursday. For a schedule of the PREP Program after school tutoring, click on this link.


My student is behind in their units. What do you recommend?

The student should make an appointment with their counselor to request a concurrent enrollment form for adult school. In addition if the student needs to make up a class or is behind in units they should plan on attending summer school. Summer School registration begins in spring. Please speak to your student’s counselor if you are concerned about your child’s progress or graduation status.

How can I check my students attendance?

Call the Attendance Office at extension 5040, or visit them between 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Pioneer High School sends a phone call home every evening for those students who missed one or more periods that day. If you would like these attendance phone calls to go to a different phone number than your home phone please contact the Attendance Office to make those arrangements.

How can I request homework for my child?

Homework may be requested through the Guidance Office when your student is absent from school for 3 or more days. Please be aware that it takes a full day to receive all the homework. If your student is going to be absent 1 or 2 days, he/she will have to make up their work in tutorial. It is your responsibility to pick up the homework in the Guidance Office before 4:00 p.m. the following day.