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“I really enjoy every single moment I’m doing mathematics.” Pioneer Scholar Sannivas Pioneer Scholar Sannivas, from Bangalore, India, has known what he loves since middle school. Mathematics is his field. He loves the problem-solving aspect of mathematics, and the fact that it isn’t just “direct learning from a teacher.” It requires a reliance on logic...
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    Celebrating her eighth year mentoring at Pioneer Academics, Professor Colette Mazzucelli has a surprisingly upbeat assessment of the potential outcomes of the current pandemic crisis. “It’s certainly a crisis, but it is also an opportunity,” she said in a recent seminar addressing the impact of the pandemic on the broad field of international...
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There are currently over 2000 alumni of the Pioneer Research Program, from countries all around the world. In order to give our alumni more opportunities to connect to each other and to academic, research, and professional opportunities, Pioneer Academics has started an Alumni Advisory Board. The Alumni Advisory Board is made up of alumni who...
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      An online research alternative for curious minds       Pioneer’s answer to COVID-19’s academic disruptions       Free to any interested, motivated high school student For the first time ever, Pioneer is offering a free alternative to the rigorous Pioneer Research Program. A huge increase in the number of applications...
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When the pandemic lockdowns shut down virtually all in-person summer enrichment programs for high school students, Pioneer Academics received an unprecedented number of applications for its online program, an increase of over 150% over last year. This presented several challenges to the Pioneer Academics admissions team: We wanted to offer as many students as possible...
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Pioneer Scholars Share Their Early Decision and Early Action Destinations
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Pioneer Academics is proud to announce that 110 scholars from the 2019 program have been nominated for the Pioneer Research Journal, an annual publication that showcases a collection of outstanding, undergraduate-level research written by high school students.
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Students began signing on to Pioneer Academics’ Pioneer Open Dialogue Series (PODS) landing page a half-hour early, not to get a good seat, for no one had to leave their home to attend; but to make sure the technology was working.  “Microphone?” “Check!”  “Camera?” Check!” “You’re good to go,” from Pioneer Academics Program Director Matthew Jaskol...
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You can click here to read the entire article.. High school students – do you want to dive into an area of study and explore a never-before answered question with a professor-mentor? Pioneer Academics, a public benefit corporation, created a research mentorship model for high school students in 2012. This unique model provides undergraduate-level credit-bearing research opportunities...
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The Chinese lunar probe named Chang’e 4 successfully landed on the far side of the Moon at 2:30am GMT Jan 03 2019. It is the very first time in history that humans have explored the Moon’s so-called “dark” side, which, until now, it has remained something of a mystery. Though it is not really dark–...
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Quotes directly from Matthew Pohl

Pioneer’s Respected Selectivity

“There are very few selective summer programs out there that emphasize research. Pioneer is one
of very few selective summer undergraduate research opportunities, and that’s something that’s
known among college admissions officers at top universities.”

Pioneer’s Leadership mindset

“I believe Pioneer’s system really prepared students for the leadership mindset.”

Credibility through academic system

“Oberlin College is considered one of the top liberal arts colleges in the U.S. If they are
partnering with an organization that provides excellent programs to students, then there’s
credibility there. Automatically.”

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The Pioneer Research Program is the ONLY global
college-credit-bearing
program in which students conduct
research one-on-one
with a professor online in Pioneer’s rigorous
system.

Foundational Research Seminars

Pioneer offers virtual seminars on research methodologies in addition to subject sessions.

Pioneer Writing Center

Pioneer’s writing center follows the highest ethical standards in providing academic writing support to Pioneer scholars.

Online Library

  • About 400 research databases and journals.
  • Over 100,000 e-books.

Academic Oversight

Pioneer and Oberlin College jointly administer academic oversight.

Accomplishment Endorsed by Pioneer

It is well known that Pioneer holds the highest academic standards. Research accomplishments
through Pioneer are trusted and respected.

College Credit

Pioneer scholars earn two college credits and the Pioneer Research Program is categorized as
a college course, instead of just an extracurricular activity, on college applications.

Tuition

  • Pioneer’s tuition is 6,450 US dollars.
  • As part of its social mission, Pioneer Academics dedicates funds every year to
    need-based scholarships for students to participate in the Pioneer Research Program.
    These funds are very limited and their use is restricted to cases in which the need
    of the students’ family can be reliably accredited. Students are eligible for these
    scholarships in countries where need can be assessed or if they are part of a
    non-profit organization or an educational institution that can assess need.

Dear educator friend,

In the critical process of preparing students to transition to college, you are key. The
ramifications of your guidance are far-reaching.

The Pioneer Research Program believes that it, too, has a role to play in preparing students of special potential and passion for learning. This is a role we trust you will appreciate knowing about. Our mission is to offer a deep and otherwise unavailable opportunity to exceptionally motivated young scholars who want to learn and research at the college level and to explore their potential for innovation.

What makes Pioneer a unique deep-dive learning experience is not just the mentorship of distinguished professors. It is the rigorous quality controls developed conjointly by Pioneer and Oberlin College. Professors (must) adhere to rubrics for

1) setting learning goals;

2) syllabus development;

3) oversight, feedback and evaluation, and

4) grading standardization.

This rigorous academic system is supported by thorough admission process and a high-minded ethics code. The combination gives students an exceptional learning experience that is brought to fruition in a college-level research paper documenting their findings.

You can follow this link Pioneer’s concrete academic system to learn more about the academic system. Academic quality control and academic oversight assure Pioneer’s focus is on learning and learners, and therefore all of our practices were built upon the following principles:

No conflict of interests Pioneer’s academic ethical standards
Because of its high academic and ethical standards, the Pioneer program has earned the trust of college admissions departments and formed the basis for the ground-breaking collaboration with Oberlin College. Pioneer scholars get two college credits upon completing their Pioneer research.

Click to learn about Pioneer and Oberlin College's groundbreaking academic collaboration.

Pioneer has a rigorous admission process. Students who have genuine academic interests and are highly motivated are a good fit with Pioneer’s values. Pioneer’s founding board insisted that Pioneer commit to a professor-blind policy during the application process, ensuring that applicants have authentic field interest and correct priorities. Consequently, no information about professors is released before admission to the program. This policy is much appreciated and respected by universities. Professor-blind admission policy
On this page is the critical information needed to meet your needs.

If you have additional questions, feel free to let us know how we can help you by emailing info@pioneeracademics.com or calling 855-572-8863.

Best,

Matthew Jaskol

Founder & Program Director