Pioneer High School (San Jose) - Service Learning Focus

Service Learning Focus

Pioneer High School focuses on community service and service learning as part of its mission statement. To supplement this focus, the school requires all sophomore students to participate in a "Sophomore Project", a venture that demands a minimum of 30 hours of community service in the span of a couple of months. In most cases, students exceed this amount, sometimes even exceeding hundreds of hours, in which case they are presented a Presidential Award for Service. Many students claim that the Sophomore Project assignment is the most challenging part of attending Pioneer High School.

During their Senior year, students are again given the opportunity to participate in a service learning project when they are introduced to the "Senior Exhibition" assignment. Students may complete multiple hours of personal or community work in order to obtain extra credits. The Senior Exhibition project is not mandatory, but students that complete it are rewarded a graduation cord.

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