Frequently asked questions
Is Pioneer Programs right for my child?
How is Pioneer Programs different from other schools?
We capture the true essence and philosophy of individualized education. The key to our success is our commitment to a small student body and a diverse team of educators and therapists. We have chosen to keep our student body at approximately 50 students, which is why it is possible for our staff to know our students and their goals in a purposeful way. Due to our small size, many say the Community School has a “homey” feel to it.
What is a Non-Public School?
California’s nonpublic schools (NPS) are specialized private, nonsectarian (nonreligious) schools that provide services to public school students with disabilities when a district is, for various reasons, unable to provide an appropriate educational program for a student. Unlike other private schools, when placed by a school district, a student’s tuition is the responsibility of the sending school district. Another difference is that a nonpublic school is certified and monitored by the California Department of Education, whereas a private school that is not a NPS is not monitored. For more information on sending your child to a NPS, contact your local school district.