The St. Pius X Mathematics department provides a college preparatory program of study, which fosters the development of problem solving skills and logical reasoning accomplished through a careful combination of traditional Catholic educational philosophies and the instructional practices and technologies of the present time. The diversity and depth of instruction given exposes both the practicality and the beauty of mathematics and encourages continued independent study and exploration.
ENGLISH I LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION CP AND CPA (Y)
For the student who has strong language arts skills, English I Lit/Comp CP/CPA develops reading ability and introduces literary terms
describing elements of the short story, novel, poetry, and drama. Writing instruction emphasizes sentence maturity, paragraph development, and essay introduction. To enhance reading comprehension, vocabulary is studied. Grammar study includes recognition of parts of speech and analysis of sentence structure.
ENGLISH I LITERATURE AND COMPOSITION H (Y)
[Permission of Department] Honors English I Lit/Comp is designed for the student who demonstrates a high degree of language arts skill. Literature study emphasizes the genres of poetry, short stories, novels, plays, epic poetry, and an in-depth study of Greek
mythology. Students will learn to read critically and analytically while appreciating language. Writing instruction emphasizes literary analysis, focusing on organization of an argument, style, and mechanics. Grammar study is thorough, and vocabulary study builds on etymology and context.
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