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Pioneer Academics Video Reviews and Testimonials

Experts and Leaders

Mary Hetlage

Mary Hetlage

Northside College Preparatory High School

When Pioneer provides a written evaluation, they provide detailed information explaining the program, its accreditation, rigor, and evaluation rubric.

Warren Berger

Warren Berger

Author and Expert on Innovation and Creativity

Pioneer Academics fosters deep student inquiry, encouraging ownership of meaningful questions, aiding students in becoming future innovators and world-changers.

Matthew Pohl

Matthew Pohl

Former Associate Director of Admissions
University of Pennsylvania and Wharton

Pioneer is one of very few selective programs highly trusted and recognized by top university admissions officers.

Francisco J. Tezen

Francisco J. Tezen

President & CEO, A Better Chance

Former Pioneer scholar Kennedy, who was introduced to Pioneer by A Better Chance, is now working towards her undergraduate degree at Columbia.

Students

Alexis

Alexis

California Institute of Technology

Pioneer scholar Alexis, now a student at Caltech says Pioneer gave her the confidence to “teach myself advanced concepts and interact with professors.”

Annabelle

Annabelle

Emory University

Pioneer scholar Annabelle, loves hands-on problems, whether engineering or fix-it. She is now studying engineering sciences at Emory University.

Bailey

Bailey

UC Berkeley

Pioneer scholar Bailey, says her Pioneer experience has been invaluable for her studies at UC Berkeley.

Jada

Jada

Pioneer scholar Jada, was very thankful for Pioneer opening doors for her to receive guidance from her professor and learn much about college-level research.

Jeremias

Jeremias

Harvard University

Pioneer scholar Jeremias, now a student at Harvard, is concentrating on neuroscience and government, hoping to understand medical problems and policy solutions.

Kayley

Kayley

University of Virginia

Pioneer scholar Kayley, is now a pre-med student at the University of Virginia, majoring in neuroscience and intending to explore humanities subjects.

Mahima

Mahima

Pioneer scholar Mahima, who conducted research in environmental studies says most crucial learning from her Pioneer experience was effective time management.

Rebecca

Rebecca

Stanford University

Pioneer scholar Rebecca, now a student at Stanford describes how a first research experience in STEM led to pursuing research in music.

Rithi

Rithi

Pioneer scholar Rithi conducted research in neuroscience, and highlighted the rigorous Pioneer community where she was able to meet other very academically qualified students.

Talula

Talula

University of Southern California

Pioneer scholar Talula, now a pre-law student at USC, shared how having conversations with her Pioneer professor gave her confidence for college.

Wanyu

Wanyu

Pioneer scholar Wanyu conducted research in biology and was proud of obtaining a scientist’s mindset after the Pioneer Research Program.

Zeynep

Zeynep

Pioneer Scholar Zeynep’s favorite Pioneer experience was talking with her professor which gave her a perspective she couldn’t have accessed through reading textbooks.