How to Enroll

Applications for New Students

  1. Pioneer will begin open enrollment for new students on February 21st through March 30th.
  2. The school may hold a lottery to determine acceptance and waiting list status as outlined below for the upcoming school year.
  3. If a lottery is necessary, it will be held in May, or when and if the number of applications received is greater than the number of openings in each class, with the date publicly announced in advance.

Several factors determine an applicant’s acceptance into the school or placement on the waiting list.  Applicants who have siblings already enrolled in the school are given preference, and moved to the top of the waiting list.  Students who do not have siblings attending Pioneer follow on the waiting list.

An applicant’s rank on the waiting list is determined by lottery.  All applications for each grade are placed in a box and are randomly drawn.  The first application pulled is number one, and so on.  If there is an available space in the grade for that applicant, he or she is admitted to the school.  If not, that student is placed on the waiting list for that grade, in the order the application was pulled in the lottery.  Applicants from the first preference group normally will have preference over any applicant from the second preference group, and so on.

For certain grades (for example, Kindergarten), there are new spaces available every year. For other grades, depending upon the number of students returning to the school and the number of sections opening for that grade, there are few, if any, available spaces.

Waiting lists do not carry over into the next school year.  All applications and waiting lists are disposed of on August 1st each academic year.

If a student has been accepted to the school but does not register within 10 days, he or she is automatically withdrawn and the next student on the waiting list is invited to attend the school.

Applications for Re-enrollment :

Students currently enrolled in and attending Pioneer Preparatory in good standing remain enrolled for the following school year, and are not required to submit a new application or go through the lottery process.

  1. Students expelled from the school for behavior problems must reapply for admission and will follow the procedures outlined above for new students.
  2. Students who withdraw before the last day of the current school year must reapply for admission and will follow the procedures outlined above for new students.

Non-Discrimination Policy
It is the role of Pioneer to provide a safe and secure learning environment for all its students without distinction based on race, religion, ethnicity, disability, gender, or sexual orientation. Discrimination, sexual and bias-motivated harassment, and violations of civil rights disrupt the educational process and will not be tolerated and will result in disciplinary action.