Academics

Pius X High School offers over 100 courses in 12 different departments. Five academic departments offer a total of eight Advanced Placement (AP) courses. There are college preparatory and vocational courses available at Pius X to meet the various needs of students.

Pius X provides an affordable, Catholic education in a positive environment. As part of the Pius X family, students deepen their faith and knowledge and have opportunities to pursue their talents and passions.

Support programs are in place to help individualize the opportunities for students regardless of their situation. Our guidance department works in conjunction with teachers to meet the needs of our students.

Grade Scale

Grades are awarded on the following scale:
Percent Grade Grade Points
93-100 A 4.0
91-92 B+ 3.5
85-90 B 3.0
83-84 C+ 2.5
77-82 C 2.0
75-76 D+ 1.5
70-74 D 1.0
Below 70 F 0.0

Graduation Requirements

Theology – 40 credits
English – 40 credits
Social Studies – 35 credits
Math – 30 credits
Science – 30 credits
Speech – 5 credits
P.E. – 15 credits
Fine Arts – 5 credits
Life Skills – 5 credits

Advance Placement (AP) Courses

Advanced Placement courses – commonly referred to as AP courses – are courses taken in high school that can be counted for college credit. Learn more on our AP webpage.

Credits and Grading

Pius X uses a two semester system with courses being either one semester or two semesters in length. Students receive five credits for each course passed at the end of each semester. Each semester has approximately 90 school days. Days are divided into eight traditional periods that meet for 46 minutes each.

Official Transcript

An official Pius X transcript is a copy of the student’s confidential, cumulative scholarship record. The transcript carries the raised school seal along with the date of issuance and the signature of a school official. Authorized recipients of a transcript may not release any information unless they have obtained prior written consent of the parent or an 18-year-old student.

Programs to help students

ABLE (Acquiring and Building Learning Excellence)

The ABLE program assists students who struggle academically by providing support and learning strategies.

SCIP (School Community Intervention Program)

SCIP is an intervention program which identifies, educates and supports the individual student in regard to substance abuse and/or other personal needs.

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