Pioneer Regional School Corporation, located in Royal Center, includes two schools that serve Grades K–12. Royal Center is 86 miles north of Indianapolis and 48 miles northeast of Lafayette. Along with Royal Center, the communities of Lucerne, Headlee, and Lake Cicott send their students to these two schools.
Pioneer Elementary School serves Grades K–6. The school offers three instructional programs: special education, Title I, and high ability learning. The school has one teacher for every 17 students. Every student participates in a one-to-one iPad program, giving them access to the benefits of the latest technology.
These benefits include the ability for teachers to individualize instruction and for students to use materials that enhances classroom instruction. Students can research topics, practice math skills, and read books to name a few instructional activities. For a well-rounded education, students can join sports teams including volleyball, track and field, and basketball. They can also join band, chorus, and other clubs.
Pioneer Junior-Senior High School serves Grades 7–12. Students pursue a comprehensive and rigorous curriculum, and all students have an opportunity to take Advanced Placement courses. The curriculum is designed according to state standards.
The school has initiated a one-to-one Google Chromebook program to supplement classroom instruction. Students use the device to learn basics, do research, practice skills, and meet goals that they and their teachers have set for skill attainment. Juniors and seniors can attend the Century Career Center at Logansport High School.
Pioneer Junior-Senior High School is home of the Panthers. Students can join one of the following sports teams: football, basketball, baseball, wrestling, cross country, swimming and diving, track and field, and more.
They can also join one of the following clubs: National Honor Society, SunShine Society, Fellowship of Christian Students, Pioneer Robotics, Pep Club, Art Club, Trebuchet, and more.
Many community members are involved with the school through events like Reality Fair, a Veteran’s Day program, Homecoming Parade, and judging senior projects.