Frequently Asked Questions

Which schools send students to PCSC?
Students who attend Pike High School or Pike Preparatory Academy are all eligible to attend PCSC.

How many students are enrolled in Pike Career & STEM Center programs?
Pike Career & STEM Center boasts an average enrollment of approximately 1,400 students.

I am planning to go to college, so why would I attend Pike Career & STEM Center
The Pike Career & STEM Center (PCSC) is not an “either/or” choice. If a PCSC program is related to a student’s career goal, it will benefit that student to enroll in the PCSC. All PCSC programs offer dual college credit opportunities. Each year, PCSC students earn college credits and industry recognized certifications.

Can I attend Pike Career & STEM Center and still earn an honors diploma?
Absolutely! Appropriate planning of a student’s four-year high school schedule can allow a student to attend PCSC and earn a Technical Honors Diploma and/or Academic Honors Diploma.  Past graduates include members of the Top 30 students.

How old do I have to be to enroll in Pike Career & STEM Center?
Students need to be at least a junior in high school with the exception of Health Science 1 which will allow sophomore students.

How much of my school day will be spent at Pike Career & STEM Center?
Approximately one half of the school day will be at Pike Career & STEM Center and the other half will be in traditional academic courses. Students enrolled in the morning session will begin at 7:15 am or 8:06 am and dismiss at 10:02 am or 10:58 am. Students enrolled in the afternoon session will begin at 11:27 and dismiss at 2:23 pm.

Is it possible for me to attend Pike Career & STEM Center my senior year only?
Yes! While most of our programs offer two years of career and technical education training, it is not a requirement to attend both years. It is very beneficial for senior students to complete the first year curriculum of any PCSC program.

How many high school credits will I earn by completing a PCSC program?
Students have opportunity to earn up to 3 high school credits each semester.

How do PCSC students get to and from PCSC each day?
As students are only from the MSD of Pike Township, the majority of our students are here with us daily.  Students from Pike Preparatory Academy (PPA) are bused from their campus daily to and from their PCSC courses.

Are students charged tuition to attend PCSC?
No! There is no tuition charge for attending PCSC. While there is no tuition charge, most programs require minimal lab/kit/uniform fees. These fees will provide students the appropriate attire, consumable materials and supplies associated with the career training program. Required fees should not prevent any student from attending Pike Career & STEM Center. Concerned families should contact PCSC’s Treasurer to discuss low-stress payment options.

How do I enroll in a Pike Career & STEM Center program?
Fill out a Pike Career & STEM Center application beginning in January of every year and submit it to your guidance counselor. Pike Career & STEM Center application can be found on the PCSC website or in your school counselor’s office.