Lincoln Pius X Catholic High School

Registration for Ninth Grade at Pius X

Welcome! This webpage contains lots of information about registering at Pius X for freshman year. School counselors are ready to help with questions, and are assigned by alphabet:

School Counselors

Tim Isaacs

Graduation Requirements

230 Credits Required for Graduation

10 Credits = 1 Year, Class Meets Daily

5 Credits = 1 Semester, Class Meets Daily

  • Theology – 40 credits
  • English – 40 credits
  • Social Studies – 35 credits
  • Math – 30 credits
  • Science – 30 credits
  • PE/Health – 15 credits
  • Fine Art – 5 credits
  • Speech – 5 credits
  • Specified Electives – 15 credits
  • Life Skills Course – 5 credits
  • Elective – 10 credits

Ninth Grade Required Courses

Certain classes are required and have already been placed in your courses lists in your PowerSchool account.Those include:

  • Theology I,
  • English I,
  • World Geography, and
  • PE/Health (please choose your course based on your gender).

Required subject areas

  • Theology I – 10 Credits
  • English I – 10 Credits
  • World Geography – 5 Credits
  • PE / Health – 10 Credits
  • Math – 10 Credits
  • Science – 10 Credits
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Options in Math

pre-calculus math class at pius xIf you are in the Lincoln Catholic grade schools, your current math teacher has recommended what math course(s) is best for you. That course is already on your PowerSchool course request page.

You will take a math placement test in late spring that could change this math course based on the score of the test. If your placement course changes, we will inform you and make the changes.

  • Algebra I Essentials & Algebra I Fundamentals (2 full periods per day)
  • Algebra I Fundamentals
  • Algebra I
  • Geometry

If you are NOT in a Lincoln Catholic grade school, you may contact the Pius Counseling Center (402-488-0931 or email ) to take the math placement test after May 1, 2019. Students who would like to study and retest may do so either of these times: July 17th, 10 am, Pius, Room 103, or Noon on August 12th (immediately following the 9th grade retreat), Pius, Room 103.

There is no need to register for either of these retests. Just be on time to room 103.

Options in Science

Must choose Biology or Physical Science

We recommend you choose physical science if your math placement course is Algebra I Fundamentals. There will be plenty of time to get all the science courses you need and want during high school.

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Options in Social Studies

Social Studies Class at Pius X Catholic High SchoolWorld Geography (one semester) is already in your course selections.

However, we have added a new course: Advanced Placement (AP) Human Geography may be taken in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade. It is a full year course.

AP Human Geography may be taken in place of World Geography and will also satisfy the social studies elective credit that is typically taken in senior year.

(AP courses are college-level courses taught in high school followed by a national exam.  The score on the exam is what determines if colleges will offer credit for the course.)

Only students who can manage higher-level courses and who are ready to work very hard are advised to take this option. You may take World Geography during 9th grade, and may still take AP Human Geography during 10th, 11th and 12th grade.

If you are interested in replacing World Geography (semester course) with World History (year-long course) for freshman year, please email your counselor or call the Counseling Office (402-488-0931) to remove World Geography from you course selections. You will not be able to remove this course.

Ninth-Grade Electives

ADD UP TO 35 CREDITS to complete your 9th grade schedule.

You will need to make some choices about courses you take.  If you have been recommended to take ABLE, we highly recommend you take that course.  If you believe you need a study hall one or both semester, it will take up a full-period in the day. Every student automatically has a 20 minute study hall every day during fifth period.  Adding another study hall will give you another 45 minutes of study hall time each day.

You must fill all eight periods of the day each semester.

Class Option – Credits

Examples of Schedules

Ninth Grade #1

Semester 1Semester 2
Theology ITheology I
English IEnglish I
GeographyAccounting I
Spanish ISpanish I
Marching BandConcert Band

Ninth Grade #2

Semester 1Semester 2
Theology ITheology I
English IEnglish I
GeographyCareer / Life Management
Algebra FundamentalsAlgebra Fundamentals
Algebra EssentialsAlgebra Essentials
Physical SciencePhysical Science
Women’s ChoirWomen’s Choir

Twelfth Grade #1

Semester 1Semester 2
Theology IVTheology IV
AP BiologyAP Biology
Adv ChemistryAdv Chemistry
Creative Writ.AP American Gov.
AP StatisticsAP Statistics
Social Lit. ISenior Open

Twelfth Grade #2

Semester 1Semester 2
Theology IVTheology IV
Sr. Lang ArtsSr. Lang Arts
American Gov.Contemp. History
Advanced MathAdvanced Math
Building Const.Building Const.
Accounting IISmall Engines
Strength Train.Senior Open
Senior OpenSenior Open

Pius X School Day

Students typically arrive between 7:20 and 7:55 a.m. to:

  • see teachers for extra help,
  • attend club/organization meeting,
  • attend daily Mass.

There are eight class periods per day from 8 a.m. to 3:25 p.m. After school, students might:

  • attend club/organization meetings,
  • play/musical rehearsal,
  • sports practice,
  • see teachers for extra help.

Fifth Period is longer and includes lunch and study hall:


UNL Graduation Requirements

  • English 4 Years
  • Math 4 Years
    • Alg. I, Geometry, Alg. II and one additional year that builds on the knowledge of Algebra.
  • Social Studies 3 Years
  • Natural Sciences 3 Years
  • Foreign Language 2 Years
  • Must rank in the top half of class, or…
  • ACT score of 20 or higher, or…
  • SAT score of 950 (verbal/math) or higher.