TO THE STUDENT
On behalf of the faculty and staff, we welcome you to Pierson Vocational High School (PVHS). Your time here can be of great value to you now as well as in the future. A positive attitude, desire to learn and acceptance of responsibility will be major factors in your personal success in education. We look forward to assisting you in fulfilling your educational goals.
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Pierson Vocational High School is a student centered option that supports and embraces the diverse needs of students by providing an alternative method of delivering instruction and monitoring academic success. Our rigorous curriculum based on differentiated instruction and technology, intervention programs, extended learning opportunities, competency based learning, and safe school environment are characteristics of Alternative Education Programs.
2015-2016 Pierson Vocational High School
Principal- Joel Kramer
Lindsey Young (ESL, English)
Brad Beach (Science)
Suma Udumula (Math)
Maria Neuman (Social Studies
Maureen Flaherty (Counselor)
Jessica Fredrick (TSW)
Usha Madhyaham Math
Lisa Calza (English)
Pat Mendez (CTE Technology)
Michael Inzunza (Print Shop/CTE)
Irma Fontes (NUSD CTE Director)
Hector Lopez (Security Officer)
Denise Valenzuela (Medical)
Rosalinda Norzargaray (Principal's Assistant)
Sandra Trujillo (Transition)
Miriam Mendez-Ortega (Transition)
Mario Yubeta Head Custodian
Alma Vasquez Custodial Staff.
BELL SCHEDULE FOR 2015-16
Tutoring will be on Monday Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00 to 3:45 PM.
Early Release Wednesdays
12:15- 3:30 In-Service
Our program is open-entry/open exit. The curriculum has been designed for self-paced, differentiated, blended, teacher-directed student programs and is aligned to state standards and district standards. We are NCA/CASI certified school, meaning if you graduate from PVHS
You may attend ASU, U of A or NAU, Technical Colleges, Cochise College or other 2 Year Colleges if you please.
You may get credit if you do the following:
Work Study: Students may receive a maximum of 1 credit for work study per school year. A full credit consists of 180 hours of work, which must be completed during the school year, and verified by pay slips.
All of our classes are based on technology, web based programs, and we offer extra school time after school. We are also able to offer on-line classes that are competency based, earn high school credit, not having to attend school to earn credit, and some of the classes are dual college credit. There are some guidelines to participating in this program, so please see the principal for more details.
Internet and Computers
All students who would like to use a laptop must have the permission
slipped signed by your teacher, the principal and yourself. Once this is complete you will be given a laptop, so you may access the internet. All district policies apply to your internet
use, and if you violate the polices you will lose your privileges. All classrooms will have at least 16 computers, Promethean Boards, we are a wireless campus, and we have 25 laptops or desktops for
students to check out for education improvements in Merit Testing, Science AIMS, AZELLA, or credit recovery. Check out: Net Trekker, Discovery Web Streaming, USA Test Prep, and Achieve
300. These are some of the web-based sites we use for your academic success.
PVHS is a school unlike schools around us, yet we are a school of technology, that will help you in the future.
Graduation Requirement – High School
US/AZ Government/FE 1
US/AZ History 1
World History/Geography 1
Physical Education/Health 1
Vocational/Computer Class 1
Careers Class________________________ 0.5__
Required Courses 16.5
Elective Courses 5.5
Required Credits 22
All Students will be required to take extra reading, writing, or math courses if they have not done well in that area.
COMMUNITY COLLEGE/ TECHNICAL COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY
The requirements for community college/university entrance differ with the various colleges/universities and are constantly being changed. Students, therefore, are urged to be aware of the entrance requirements of the college/university they plan to attend upon graduation from high school. This information may be obtained directly from the college/university the student has in mind or our counselor.
Pierson Vocational High School Individual Studies
Individualized Studies (IS) with a basis of
Differentiated Instruction is a student-driven way to learn, offered to grades 9-12 at Pierson Vocational High School. The ownership of the learning rests on the student’s shoulders.
The phrase, "Tell me what I need to do to earn credit," has some meaning in IS. The IS response to that phrase is, "You tell us what
you want to do. If together we decide that the idea has merit, then you can take that idea and create something that is credit-worthy." Having that kind of control
over one’s own learning means two things: 1) the student has more responsibility, which can be a little scary, however; 2) the student has more power to choose the style of learning
that fits her/him best and the subject of the learning that fits her/his interests, which can be rewarding and even fun.
CONNECTION TO THE ARIZONA STATE STANDARDS