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Pius X to Host New Student Orientation

LINCOLN (SNR) - Students and parents looking to discover the academic, extra-curricular, and faith development opportunities available at Pius X High School in Lincoln are invited to attend a "New Student Orientation" meeting Feb. 4 in Bishop Flavin Gym at 7 p.m.

Hosted by administration and students, the evening will provide information about Pius X’s academic program, class offerings, extra-curricular activities and registration guidelines.

Offering advanced placement courses in eight subject areas, certified Pius X staff members possess an average of 11 years of diocesan teaching experience and 58% of the faculty have earned a master’s degree or equivalent.

"Pius X not only provided an education that allowed me to excel in college, but also provided the spark that ignited my interest in subjects ranging from Shakespeare to Organic Chemistry," said Dr. Michael T. Jones, a Pius X alumnus who is now associate director of analytical chemistry at Pfizer Inc.

Pius X is extremely proud to offer academic preparation of the highest quality while also maintaining the most affordable tuition rate ($1,500 per year average) for a private secondary school in the Lincoln/Omaha area. With a 100% graduation rate, 97% of the 2012 senior class entered a post-secondary (two- or four-year) college or university after graduation.

"Our graduates’ ability to be accepted into and excel at these top level universities is a testament to the academic preparation offered by Pius X," said Tom Korta, Pius X principal. "We are very proud to have 35 students from the 2012 class who scored 30+ on their ACT exam, putting them in the top 5% of the nation."

Student organizations and athletic teams will host booths at the event to provide prospective students and their parents a closer look at the athletic, social and extra-curricular activities which complement the high school educational experience.

"Most Pius X students choose to be involved in extra-curricular activities at school and/or in the community," said Jan Frayser, Pius X guidance counselor. "This contribution allows them to use the gifts that God has given them in positive ways. Students who are involved in organizations, clubs, volunteering and employment beyond the school day are better students and happier people."

Pius X offers 19 varsity sports and has more than 40 clubs and organizations covering a variety of interests, including science, bowling, performance and visual arts, and more.

Pius X is especially proud of its strong dedication to providing educational excellence in a Christ-centered environment.

"Pius X has shaped my moral and educational values and intensified my personal relationship with God," said current Pius X senior Alexandria Feidler.

In September 2012, Pius X received special recognition for Excellence in Catholic Identity by the Cardinal Newman Society’s National Catholic High School Honor Roll. This is the fourth time in seven years that Pius X has been named as part of the Honor Roll, including two Top 50 honors and one honorable mention. In addition, Pius X has 43 alumni who have entered religious life, including 23 priests/brothers and 20 sisters; 18 Pius X alumni are currently in religious formation.

Now in its 57th year and serving more than 1,100 students in grades 9-12, Pius X is guided by Pope St. Pius X’s motto, "Restore all things in Christ."

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