The Pioneer School facilitates students achieving academic excellence in rigorous online core curriculum provided by Florida Virtual School with the support of experienced on-site tutors. Florida Virtual School has been in operation for over 20 years and is the leading online education model in the world. Course content with FL Virtual is the same as would be offered in public middle school, preparing Pioneer students for academic excellence in our county high schools. The Pioneer school supports the excellence of FLVS’s academic core classes and ensures students’ educational paths are tailored to meet their future goals.
Each afternoon, The Pioneer School teaches a variety of enrichment programs designed to foster the emotional intelligence, social conscience, intellectual courage and entrepreneurial spirit of its students.
PIONEER ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS:
Drama I & II (FL Junior Thespians)
4-H Leadership & Enterprise Club & Archery
Boat Building & Maritime History with the St. Augustine Maritime Heritage Foundation
Survival and Ancestral Skills
American Sign Language
Computer Coding, Blogging, and technological responsibility
Art & Handwork
Public Speaking & Demonstration
“Brain Hour”- philosophy, current affairs, debate, personal development
Community Service Work
Odyssey of the Mind creative problem-solving competition
Science field studies with the GTM National Estuarine Research Reserve
Sessions with the FL Public Archaeology Network
*Per Department of Education standards, all instructional personnel at The Pioneer School possess either a Bachelor’s Degree or higher, three or more years of teaching experience, and/or special skills, knowledge, or expertise that qualifies them to provide instruction in the subject they teach.