New Family Resources

Welcome to St. Pius X!

Thank you for choosing St. Pius X Catholic High School! Our students and their families are our community's greatest blessing. We are excited to walk alongside your child as he or she continues to grow in mind, body, and spirit.

This page contains the information and forms you need to register your new Golden Lion as well as resources that will be helpful as you prepare for the first day of school. This "Who To Contact With a Question" list should help you direct inquiries to the correct person; if you have questions about information on this page, please contact Molly Wack in the Admissions Office.

Please note: Due to current events, dates and specific processes are subject to change. It is important that you bookmark this page and check often for updates and regularly check your assigned SPX email from now until course lists are emailed in late May. 

Information For Now

Enrolling Your Student

  1. Make your Deposit via FACTS (due April 16)
  2. Receive  Your SPX Email and Log-In Credentials
  3. Complete Online Enrollment Forms (April 17-20)

Making Your Enrollment Deposit

New Family Instructions
Currently-Enrolled Families
FACTS Tuition Management Website

Summer Computer Applications Online

Online Computer Applications Class decisions have been emailed to the STUDENT'S SPX email account. 

Placement Testing Information

Incoming freshman may be required to attend placement tests in certain core subjects and have the option to attend in others.  Below is a summary of what is required for each department. Students who are required by a department to take a placement test will be notified shortly after acceptance. No level changes will be made without placement testing. 

Theology
Required for all. A link to the online assessment (one hour time limit) will be emailed to students April 20.

English
No testing.

Math

May be REQUIRED for: Students enrolling from a public school or other program with which we are not familiar OR students who scored poorly on the quantitative section of the SSAT​; testing must happen before placement can occur

Is an OPTION for: Students who feel they should have been placed in a higher level in math; it is an opportunity to “test in”; testing will happen after placements are published April 23.

Science

May be REQUIRED for: Students enrolling from a public school or other program with which we are not familiar; testing must happen before placement can occur 

Is an OPTION for: Students who feel they should have been placed in a higher level in math; it is an opportunity to “test in”;  testing will happen after placements are published April 23.

World Languages
Is REQUIRED for: All transfer students (grades 10,11,12) who plan to take a language AND native speakers who plan to take their native language.

Is an OPTION for:

  • Students who took a core language at one of the following schools and wish to take level II of that same language in grade 9 here at St. Pius: Arbor Montessori, Atlanta Classical Academy, Cliff Valley, Heritage Prep, Holy Redeemer, Holy Spirit, Notre Dame Academy, SMES, The Friends School, Public School, Homeschool
  • Students interested in continuing the core language they have been studying in middle school and who want priority in the class placement process; taking the placement exam demonstrates your commitment to that language.

Students who do not take a placement test will be assigned to their first or second choice of language as space allows.

Enrollment Forms Due MONDAY, April 20

You will use your SPX credentials to log in to the PowerSchool Parent Portal to complete the Online Enrollment Forms. There is a series of nine forms, and all must be SUBMITTED by Monday, April 20, in order for your student to be considered enrolled and eligible for course registration. Forms labeled as Pending count as having been submitted. Instructional videos have been sent to your SPX email account.

Instruction Sheet: Ecollect Online Enrollment

Receiving Your Log-In Credentials

Once your non-refundable deposit is received parents new to St. Pius will receive an email with their SPX Parent Email and Systems Log-In Credentials*.  These will be sent to the same email address as your acceptance notification. ALL future communication will be sent to the assigned. SPX email address.

*Current families will not receive new parent credentials but will be sent credentials for the incoming student.

Your SPX Parent Email

Each family has one assigned parent email account. This SPX Parent Email address is the ONLY email address that will be kept on file at St. Pius. We encourage parents to forward these emails to a personal account to ensure nothing gets missed. Student credentials for email and PowerSchool will be sent to the parent SPX account.

Instruction Sheet: Forwarding Your SPX Email to a Personal Account

Physicals / Immunizations
Your Student's Lion Leader

The Lion Leader program is designed to facilitate the new student's transition into the St. Pius community. As a Pius “Cub” students will be matched with a senior or junior leader who will introduce them to our campus and answer questions they may have as they begin their journey toward academic, social and personal success as a Golden Lion. Students will be emailed a short survey to help their Lion Leaders learn a bit about them before they meet. Transfer students will also be matched with a leader.

Information For Later

Calendars / Summer Reading / Uniforms
School Supplies / Textbooks

There is no supply list for St. Pius. Teachers will inform students of course-specific supplies during the first days of School. All students will be provided with a St. Pius academic planner.

Textbooks for the year will be placed in students' lockers prior to the first day of school. A flat-rate book fee of $385.00 will be charged to your FACTS Incidental Billing account in August. At the end of the year some books may be returned for credit, which will be applied to your incidentals account.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Every student must bring a device, which meets the specifications below, to his/her classes each day. All minimum requirements must be met in order for the device to be approved. Beginning with the class of 2023, iOS and Android tablets are no longer considered acceptable devices.

Acceptable Laptop Specifications

  • Processor - Intel i3 or equivalent
  • Memory - 8GB
  • Windows laptops must run Windows 10 
  • Windows 2-in-1 combo laptop/tablet (with keyboard) is also acceptable 
  • Windows RT and Windows 10 S NOT acceptable.
  • Mac (running OS X 10.12 or higher) with Google Chrome browser installed
  • Chromebook (running latest Chrome OS)Screen size of 10 inches or greater

Information Sheet: BYOD Program

Drop-Off and Pick-Up

St. Pius X does not have a carpool pick up system like you might have experienced at your grade school. Parents and students are on their own to meet up for pick up in the afternoon once school has dismissed.

Information Sheet: Drop-Off and Pick-Up

Health Forms — Complete As Needed

Forms Require Signature

The  Health Forms  above must be updated each school year your child is at St. Pius X Catholic High School. The forms and medications are due in the Clinic by August 17, 2020.

Student Service Requirements

Students are required to complete at least five service projects (“occasions of service”) in the academic school year.  We do not count hours; however, each occasion of service must be at least one hour long. Incoming students may count occasions of service completed between May 5 and August 1, 2020. The paperwork must be turned in to Campus Ministry by Friday, September 1, 2020. Summer service project turned in after this date will not be accepted. More information and the Works of Mercy Verification form can be found on the Campus Ministry website.

Volunteer Certification

All employees and volunteers working with children and/or vulnerable individuals must attend a VIRTUS Protecting God’s Children training before they begin paid or volunteer work for any entity of the Archdiocese of Atlanta. This training is a three hour live training session offered at locations around Atlanta. Please understand that no one will be eligible to volunteer or work in any capacity at St. Pius X Catholic High School until the following is completed:

  1. Complete Volunteer paperwork which includes a Volunteer Application and a consent form to run a background check or complete the required Volunteer paperwork online.
  2. A clear and complete background check
  3. A completed “Virtus, Protecting God’s Children” Training Session

Paperwork, registration information, and instructions will be available to new families beginning June 8, 2020.

Dates to Know
April 14 SPX Credentials distributed to those with paid deposit (ongoing)
April 16 New Student Deposits Due
April 17 Online Enrollment Opens
April 20

Online Enrollment Forms Due
Theology Exam Opens (8 am)
Fine Arts Virtual Hour (5 pm)

April 22 Theology Exam Closes (Noon)
April 24

Course Placements Visible in PowerSchool​
Digital Fine Arts Auditions Due

April 27-28 Placement Testing (optional) for Math, Science, and World Languages
April 29-30 Course Registration (Online)
Ways to Stay Informed

1. This webpage — from now through summer this page will be updated with information you need to know and answers to frequently asked questions as we approach the first day of school. Please check back often.

2. Your SPX email — this is the official means of communication from the school and teachers. You will be added to the appropriate parent and school-wide distribution lists.

3. eSpiritus — a weekly newsletter emailed each Monday with the events and information you need to know for the coming week.

4. PowerSchool Parent Portal — this is the site for student schedules, grades/report cards, attendance, discipline, course registration, and enrollment. You can also configure your account to email progress reports to you on a regular schedule.

5. PS Learning — once school starts you will have access to your student's individual class websites as well as the online school directory and other campus organizations such as the Library, Campus Ministry, the Deans' pages, and more. 

6. SPX Social Media

7. The St. Pius X website — has important reminders, upcoming events, quick links to system logins and parent organizations, and the school calendar.

8. The Golden Lines — the online student news site of St. Pius X Catholic High School