About Pius X: Academics
As a high school, we face an admirable yet daunting task: to help students develop the skills to succeed in life, college, careers and beyond. We partner with parents (the primary educators) to help each student deepen their faith and knowledge, providing opportunities for them to pursue their talents and passions in a Christ-centered, Catholic environment.
At Pius X, we believe exposure to new ideas and challenges makes us stronger when we also learn the problem-solving skills and context that lead to higher-level thinking. It’s why our Science students build upon lectures and reading with group-work and hands-on experiments. It’s also why our students in English classes are taught how to analyze literature and how to write effectively using a scaffolding approach that teaches the composition process (pre-writing, writing, post-writing) including peer review, while building awareness of values, culture, language structure and mechanics.
Students work with their parents and/or a school counselor to plan their Pius X program of study from more than 100 courses (including Latin, Academic Decathlon, and eight AP courses) in 13 academic departments, fulfilling graduation requirements as they prepare for the next steps after high school. Students are immersed in our Core Values throughout their high school experience, and learn the joy of leading Christ-centered lives of service by completing at least 36 service hours prior to graduation.
Regardless of the vocation students are called to, Pius X prepares them to achieve meaningful, faith-filled lives. To continue expanding on 60+ years of academic excellence, in 2019 we opened the Msgr. James D. Dawson Learning Center, a 15-classrooms, 22,000 sq. ft. addition with amazing new opportunities in: