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San José Unified offers a wide variety of courses that meet the interests of students and satisfy graduation and college entrance requirements.

Course Offerings

The San José Unified course catalog provides important information including course descriptions, prerequisites, graduation requirements, and educational options.

Pioneer High may not offer all of the courses in the district course catalog. Schedule an appointment with your counselor to discuss options and select the courses that best fit your needs and interests.

Scheduling Preferences for 24-25 school year

If you are an incoming/new student to Pioneer for the 24-25 school year, please print out the course selection form for the grade you are entering, fill it out, scan it and send it to

24-25 12th Grade (Class of 2025) Course Selection Presentation

12th Grader Course Selection PDF Form

24-25 11th Grade (Class of 2026) Course Selection Presentation

11th Grader Course Selection PDF Form

24-25 10th Grade (Class of 2027) Course Selection Presentation

10th Grader Course Selection PDF Form

24-25 9th Grade (Class of 2028) Course Selection Presentation

Incoming 9th Grader Course Selection Online Form

AP Contract for 24-25 should accompany the above Grade level Course Selection Forms if an AP course is selected.

General Course Information

Student questions should be directed to:​
Judy Pataky-Hannon    A-Fe
Chad Luna          Fi-L
Jeanette Magana    M-R
Nicole Pearson    S-Z
Alison Zuniga        ​Assistant Principal of Instruction
Please contact your counselor for more information and advice on the courses to take.

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First page of the PDF file: SJUSD_Graduation_Requirements

Career Technical Education

Career Technical Education (CTE) provides students with the academic and technical skills and experiential learning in a student’s area of career interest to support their future success in the workforce. CTE programs follow a multiyear sequence of courses, are organized into 15 industry sectors and follow curriculum standards defined by the California Department of Education.

San José Unified partners with Silicon Valley Career Technical Education (SVCTE) to provide a wide range of CTE opportunities. Students in grades 11 and 12 at all of our high schools can explore and develop technical skills in courses across 12 industry sectors through SVCTE. Students are concurrently enrolled at their home high school while taking CTE courses and will earn high school and college credit. Some of the courses meet the UC/CSU A-G requirements.

Space is limited and students are encouraged to visit SVCTE’s website and contact their home high school counselor to discuss enrollment options.

Visit the SVCTE website