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Why Choose St. Pius X?
A STRONG FAITH
The Catholic School is at the heart of the educational mission of the Church. and at St. Pius X we proudly proclaim our motto “We are the Lord’s”. Rooted in Christ, Prayer, and the Sacraments, we seek to provide many opportunities for our students to grow in an authentic relationship with Christ. Every day, and each class, begins in prayer. Mass is celebrated each morning at 7:15 and is open to anyone wishing to attend. Once a month, we celebrate an all school Mass. Each week Eucharistic Adoration is made available. Christ is at the center of our mission.
St. Pius X Catholic High School has a rigorous college prep program which prepares students for the nation's most demanding universities. The semester system (which is currently used by the majority of the nation's colleges and high schools) is utilized by St. Pius X. Each semester is 18 weeks in length. Students receive progress reports at 6 and 12 week intervals. The schedule at St. Pius X provides the variety of an 8 period day in which a student selects 7 academic and elective courses.
THE RIGHT CLASSES FOR THE STUDENTS
St. Pius X enrolls students with a wide variety of skills and abilities. As a result, most academic courses are taught on three levels: College Prep, Honors and AP. Students are not "tracked" and often take courses at different levels.
All freshmen, sophomores, and juniors take the PSAT in October. Juniors and seniors take the SAT and ACT for college admissions. Our students consistently score well above national averages on all of these tests.
NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
St. Pius had 32 seniors recognized in the 2012-2013 National Merit Program. Of that number, 7 will be Merit Finalists, 22 will be Commended Scholars, 7 are Hispanic Scholars and 1 is an Achievement Scholar.
THE FINEST FACULTY AND STAFF
St. Pius X employs 94 full time professional educators to work with its students. In addition to the instructional staff (teachers) St. Pius X has an extensive "support staff" which includes 5 counselors, 2 campus ministers, 2 learning specialists, 2 media specialists, a school nurse and 2 deans of students. Of the 94 educators, 63 have masters degree and 4 have Ph.D. degrees (giving 71% post graduate education). Our faculty average 17.5 years of experience.
St. Pius X encourages all students to "get involved" and the vast majority do. Approximately 73% of our students participate in athletics and 98% are involved in at least one extracurricular activity.
- Athletics: St. Pius X is a member of the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) and competes with public and independent schools in 16 different sports (totaling 22 Varsity teams) at the AAA level. Of these 16 sports, all have a Varsity team, many have Junior Varsity teams, and some have teams specifically for Freshmen.
- Fine Arts: Students can express their creativity in a variety of ways within the award winning St. Pius X Fine Arts program.
- Student Organizations: With over 20 different organizations on campus, students can find friends and knowledge in clubs, student government, or social causes and issues.
NEARLY 200 COLLEGES OVER THE PAST THREE YEARS
St. Pius X's graduates are consistently accepted at public and private universities in the State of Georgia and throughout the United States. Learn more about college admissions preparation from our Guidance department.
REACHING OUT TO OTHERS
Every student at St. Pius X contributes community service — from helping the homeless to building Habitat for Humanity houses, to tutoring Vietnamese children to gathering prom dresses for those who cannot afford them. To enhance the religious spirit of giving to those in need, the Works of Mercy program, (through the leadership of Campus Ministry), has tremendous participation. The activities include:
* Feeding the Hungry
* Clothing the Naked or Sheltering the Homeless
* Visiting the Sick
* Instructing the Ignorant
* Comforting the Afflicted and the Sorrowful