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. It likely looks overwhelming, but we want this to be your one stop shop for new family information! This "Who To Contact With a Question" list will help you direct further inquiries to the correct person or you can email Molly Wack ( with questions about the enrollment process. For now, just start here! 

Initial Enrollment Steps

1. Make your Deposit via FACTS  >>>

2. Receive Your SPX Email and Login Credentials

More info below

3. Attend Required New Family Information Meeting
Monday, April 17 at 6:30 pm
Ice Cream Social with Lion Leaders for Students

4. Complete Online Enrollment Forms 

April 17-26 - more info below

Important Dates

The most basic, mandatory dates to know are listed below. Make sure to be checking your SPX parent email so you do not miss anything pertinent to your student like mandatory placement testing or auditions!

April 13 (Th)
New student deposits due
April 17 (M)
SPX credentials distributed to those with paid deposit
April 17 (M)
Required for one parent: Enrollment Kick-Off Meeting (6:30 pm)
Simultaneous Ice Cream Social with Lion Leaders for New Students
Optional: Fine Arts Department Informational Drop-In (5:30 - 6:15 pm)
April 18 (Tu) - 21 (F) Placement Testing (when required) / Fine Arts Auditions
April 23 (Su) All Enrollment Forms due in PowerSchool
April 25 (Tu)
Course placements visible in PowerSchool
April 26 (W) - 27 (Th) Course registration (online)
May 2 (Tu)
New Parent Party from 7 pm - 9 pm
Study Support Meeting for Parents 6 pm (families notified with acceptance letters)

Information for April

Receiving Your Login Credentials

Once your non-refundable deposit is processed, each family new to St. Pius X will receive an email with their SPX parent/family email and PowerSchool login credentials* starting on April 17.  These will be sent to the same email address as used for your Ravenna user account. ALL future communication will be sent to this assigned SPX parent email address. We are a G-Suite (Google) school, so you will log in using your complete ( SPX email address at

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. Here are instructions to do just that: Forwarding Your SPX Email to a Personal Account. 

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

Enrollment Forms - Open April 17-23

You will use your SPX parent 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 completed by Sunday, April 23, 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

Course Placement Information

Department Chairs review each student's application file to aid in the course placement process. Teacher evaluations, prior grades and coursework, as well as standardized test scores are considered in order to assign a course level.

Incoming students may be required to complete placement tests in certain core subjects and have the option to complete testing 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 enrollment via their SPX email. No level changes will be made without placement testing. 

No testing. Complete the Placement Review Request Form if you would like a file review.


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 25.


Is an OPTION for: Students who feel they should have been placed at a higher level in science; it is an opportunity to “test in”. Testing will happen after placements are published April 25. Complete the Placement Test RSVP Form if you would like to test. NOTE: Poor performance on the placement test will not lower your course level recommendation.

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.

Social Studies

No testing. (Typically, freshman do not take a Social Studies course their freshman year. Do not be alarmed! Watch this video from Kristin Kramer, our Social Studies Department Chair, to learn why!)

Fine Arts Information and Auditions

General Information 

Auditions and More Department Information

Click here to visit the New Students & Auditions page within our Fine Arts department site. 

Application for Intro to Digital Technology - Online Summer Course

For students interested in applying for the online summer Intro to Digital Technology (former Computer Applications) course, applications will be emailed to the SPX student emails on April 17 and are due April 23. Learn more about this required course and the advantages of taking it over the summer by watching this video!

Lion Leader Events

The Lion Leader program is designed to facilitate each new student's transition into the St. Pius X community. As a Pius “Cub” students will be placed in Homerooms with junior and senior leaders 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. Transfer students will also be placed in Homerooms to meet Lion Leaders. Here is a line up of available events to get your Golden Lion involved from the start! 

  • Monday, April 17, at 6:30 pm:  Ice Cream Social (students will be with Lion Leaders as a parent attends the Enrollment Kick-Off Meeting)
  • Friday, June 16, or Friday, July 21, from 12:00-1:30 pm:   Lion Lunch- Students can pick a date over the summer to take a tour of campus and try out their locker combination! This is a BYOL event, but the Lion Leaders will have treats to share with their cubs.  
  • Friday, August 4, from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm:  New Student Orientation (mandatory)
  • Saturday, August 12, from 5:00 - 7:30 pm:  Camp Golden Lion- More to come; just know you will not want to miss! 
Upper Grade Transfers

Some considerations for students entering the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade: 


Please make sure to request that your student's current school share official transcripts with St. Pius X at the conclusion of this school year. Course placement is tentative until we receive the student's final transcript. We will send a reminder of this requirement over the summer as well. 


Please direct any questions regarding eligibility to play at the varsity level towards our Athletic Director, Todd Mooney ( The Georgia High School Association regulates eligibility of transfer students seeking to play varsity sports. 

New Parent Night

Thanks to all who were able to attend!

Summer Reading / Summer Enrichment Classes / Summer Sports Camps

Information for Summer & Beyond

Physicals / Immunizations / As Needed Health Forms

For ALL Students: 

  • Student Physicals (required for ALL incoming students, regardless of athletic participation and must be dated AFTER 4/1/23)
  • Immunization Policy -  Form must be submitted to Mrs. Owens in the clinic no later than July 1, 2023. 
  • Substance Abuse Policy


The forms below require signature and must be updated each school year your child is at St. Pius X. The forms and medications are due in the Clinic by Friday, August 4, 2023. Any questions? Contact Nurse Owens (  

School Calendar

Click to view the 2023-2024 One Page Calendar.

School Supplies / Textbooks / 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 required materials (ebooks and print) are purchased by the families through EdTech.


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. 

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

Student Service Requirements

Students are required to complete at least five (5) Works of Mercy  Projects in the academic school year.  Incoming students may count occasions of service completed over the summer.  Specifics will be communicated to all families in May. 

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, a consent form to run a background check, and a Safe Environment Acknowledgment form.
  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 in June. 

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. Canvas — 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 Life, Academics 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

Freshmen Parent Party

Welcome to St. Pius X, freshmen parents! We invite you to join us for the Freshmen Parent Party in the Fall on Maloof Plaza. Enjoy desserts, drinks, dancing, and fun with other new Pius parents. New upperclassmen parents are also invited and encouraged to attend.

Freshman Party Party August 19, 2023