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Pius X to welcome potential students, parents

LINCOLN (PX/SNR) – Prospective students and their parents are invited to discover the educational opportunities available at Pius X High School in Lincoln during its annual “New Student Orientation” Feb. 8.

Hosted by the guidance department and the student council, the event will be held in the Bishop Flavin Gym, beginning at 7 p.m.

The orientation will provide information about the academic, spiritual, and extra-curricular activities available at Pius X. Guidance director Jan Frayser will highlight the school’s academic performance history and share the requirements for graduation, and give examples of class options and schedules, and information on how to register for classes.

Students and parents will also have an opportunity to tour the school and visit booths hosted by various student organizations and athletic teams. Pius X offers 19 competitive sports, academic decathlon, band, vocal music, speech, drama, yearbook, cheer and dance teams, and 35 student-led extracurricular activities and clubs.

Pius X was named a “School of Excellence” by the Cardinal Newman Society as part of the Catholic Honor Roll (2014) ranking it among the top 5% of Catholic High Schools in the nation. In addition to its 99% graduation rate, Pius X will share many distinctions such as: two students from the class of 2016 scored a perfect 36 on the ACT;  44 students from the class of 2015 received a score of 30 or higher on the ACT, putting them in the top 5% of the nation; Pius X offers more than 100 classes in 12 academic departments, including advanced placement classes in eight subjects; and 46 Pius X graduates have gone on to become priests or religious brothers or sisters in Lincoln and beyond. Currently, 26 Pius X alumni are in religious formation.

Spanish and Vietnamese translators will be available to assist parents and students and to answer questions about the school. Additionally, the Pius X Foundation staff will be available to provide financial scholarship information. In 2015-16 more than $75,000 in tuition assistance was awarded through 35 endowed funds and numerous grants and private gifts.

For more information about Pius X High School or the New Student Orientation, contact the guidance department at 402-488-0931.

With its largest enrollment ever at 1,225 students, Pius X has served the Lincoln community for 60 years and works to instill six core values – excellence, service, purpose, faith, integrity and charity – into the next generation of leaders. Learn more about Pius X High School at www.piusx.net, Facebook.com/RestoreAllThings, or @PiusXLincoln.   

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