The Value of our Catholic Education
The Value of our Catholic Education
Pius X Catholic High School
Pius X is a co-ed Catholic high school in Lincoln, Neb. The school is parochial in nature as it serves 19 parishes in and near Lincoln, providing a Catholic-based, rigorous education enriched with numerous opportunities for students to grow their faith, explore the arts, and participate in athletics and other activities.
What does 'Pre-Register' mean?
Open House 2024!
Tour the building, learn key details and ask questions about Pius X.
Monday, Feb. 4, 2023 – 7 pm
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100+ courses including dozens of electives, AP courses and dual-enrolled courses; 99+% graduation rate each year; ACT scores among the best in Nebraska; Student devices; $16M in college scholarships earned by students
Passionate teachers dedicated to Catholic education; school counselors that intentionally reach out to every student, meet with students and families whenever needed; commitment to improving their skills in teaching.
Your tuition is lower than the actual cost to educate a student because of support from Lincoln area parishes, the Good Shepherd Scholarship from the Diocese of Lincoln, supporters of Pius X scholarships, and other generous benefactors.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Pius X will host a uniform try-and-buy event from noon to 4 pm on Saturday, June 17. Students can try on parts of the uniform to determine what sizes are needed, then place their order through Dennis Uniform. This event includes trying on, purchasing and ordering new uniforms, used uniforms, and Pius X gear sold by the Booster Club.
Additional dates for uniform try-and buy are:
- Tuesday, July 25, 9-11 am
- Thursday, July 27, 5-7 pm
- Tuesday, Aug. 8, 9-11 am
- Thursday, Aug. 10, 5-7 pm
Uniforms are also available for try-ons and purchase on Schedule Pickup Day, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 8:30 am to 3 pm.
Volunteers organize Thrifty Thunderbolt, where they wash and sort uniform donations from families, and make them available to other families. For more information, email us at email@example.com.
STARTING THE SCHOOL DAY
For the normal school schedule, classes begin at 9am on Monday, and 8 am on Tuesday through Friday. Students may be dropped off at the school starting at 7:15 am (daily Mass begins at 7:20 am) and the school offers supervised student space in the Commons until 5 pm each school day.
CLASSES AT PIUS X
This page has the academic departments listed, and when you click on a department you can see which classes are offered in which area.
MATH: If you are in the Lincoln Catholic grade schools, your current math teacher has recommended what math course(s) is best for you. That course will automatically appear on your PowerSchool course request page. You will take the Pius Math Placement Exam (MPE) around Holy Week. The results of the MPE could change this pre-registered math course based on the score of the exam. If your placement course changes, we will inform you and make the changes.
If you are NOT in a Lincoln Catholic grade school, you may contact the Pius Counseling Center (402-488-0931 or email firstname.lastname@example.org) to take the math placement test after May 1, 2023.
LUNCH / STUDY HALL
Lunch is divided into four sections, A-B-C-D. Students will be in class for two of those, eat lunch during one and have study time during the other. EXAMPLE: A student who has ‘B lunch’ will have 20+ minutes to study in their fifth period classroom, then eat lunch in the commons, then have their fifth-period class.
Incoming students interested in applying for Student Council can learn on the student council webpage.
Some choir groups are classes during the school day, and some are activities. Pius X singers, Women’s Choir, Concert Choir and Sotto Voce (tryouts required) are classes, so interested students can sign up for them when registering for classes. Other choirs practice outside of the normal school day.
Extra Curricular choirs: Spectrum Varsity Show Choir and Prism JV Show Choir, which rehearse after the school day. AcaFellas and AcaBellas are our men’s and women’s acapella/barbershop choirs/clubs that also rehearse after school and once a week during lunch. Barbershop Club takes place Fridays during study halls (5th period).
Choir Camp: Harmony Explosion is a week-long choir camp in July that serves as a great way to meet other choir members and have lots of fun singing a variety of music. Info will be coming this spring.
Band: Marching band is a class that meets first semester and functions as a marching band first quarter and a concert band second quarter. It meets 1st period. During marching season the class starts at 7:30 typically until the end of October. Concert Band and Symphonic Band are classes that meet 2nd semester during the school day. Concert band is open to all students and meets 1st period. Symphonic band is an auditioned concert band that meets 2nd period.
Pep Band (Basketball Band and Volleyball Band): Pep band is made up of students enrolled in the band that year. They play popular music at home games and occasionally other events.
Jazz Band: Jazz band is an auditioned group that meets before school starting in November. They play 2-3 concerts at home and occasionally perform at events throughout the community. See Mr. Wilhelm for audition material and information in mid-October. Depending on interest, there may be more than one Jazz band so more students can participate.
Strings Club: Strings club is Pius’s main strings ensemble. Students of all experience levels are welcome. Strings club meets once before school and once after school each week starting in November.
Band Camp: This camp starts a week before school. Student in marching band are required to attend this camp to learn the music and drill for the year’s show.
Summer workouts usually begin right after Memorial Day. Summer Running begins July 5 and meets daily in the mornings at different places for group runs with other student-athletes. This is especially helpful for athletes interested in cross country (fall sport) and track and field (spring).
Here are last summer’s schedules (this will be updated in Spring 2023):
BOYS: Grades 10-12 M-T-Th-F, 7-8:15am; Grade 9 M-T-Th-F, 8:15-9:30am; Wednesdays are used as make-up days.
GIRLS: Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, 9:30am-11am, Meet at Tennis Courts
Sports Camps: Sports camps start the week of Memorial Day. Check our camps listing here (updates will be made throughout the spring).
Tryout: Tryouts for teams vary from sport to sport and occur the first few days/week of the official start of pre-season. Tryout information will be published in the parent newsletter and online starting in the summer.