Message from the Principal, Scott Ellingson

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    Welcome to Pioneer Technical Center Charter High School! I am Scott Ellingson, the new PTC Principal. I am excited to join the PTC staff and be able to bring my passion for Career Technical Education and many years of educational experience to our site.  We are continually looking for opportunities to expand our Career Technical Education (CTE) programs, while staying grounded to core education programs through our unique Independent Studies Program.  This program offers a smaller learning environment that maintains a lower student-to-teacher ratio not found in most other schools or districts.  Our goal is to give all PTC students the opportunity to explore CTE options while earning their high school diploma and preparing them for College and Career options.

    At Pioneer Technical Center, we are committed to providing the best education possible in a school environment open to all students in grades 9-12. Our students have the opportunity to explore a variety of options including Career Technical Education, Core Content areas, enrichment-based field trips, sports competitions, problem-based learning, and character building activities and programs with community services opportunities. The amazing and dedicated staff provide exceptional educational experiences for the young people within Madera County and encourage and inspire students to follow their dreams and pursue their college and career goals.

    Each day at Pioneer Technical Center, innovative and relevant learning occurs both inside and outside the classroom. We are fortunate to have students that make us better educators and impress us with their accomplishments. We encourage you to be a part of our school community and participate in our many school committees and events scheduled throughout the year. Please come by Pioneer Technical Center anytime or contact me with any questions or inquiries.

    Go Mustangs!

    Scott Ellingson - Principal