Academics
Talk to your children about their academic work. Conversation with you is the most formative part of their intellectual life.
(Laura Berquist)


Curriculum

The Office of Catholic Schools provides courses of study/curriculum guides for mandatory use in all Archdiocesan schools. These courses include instruction for Preschool, Elementary School, and Middle School. Included in these guidelines are curricula for Spanish, Physical Education, Art, and Technology.

As part of our curriculum, students at St. Pius X School participate in daily prayer, regularly scheduled liturgies, and other devotions. Catholic school administrators and teachers have the obligation of teaching and advocating Church doctrine, which is contained in the Catechism of the Catholic Church or in other authentic teaching documents of the Catholic Church.
 

Academic Life

Conferences: Two Parent-Teacher conferences are held each year during the first and second trimesters.Student attendance for each conference is mandatory.Additional conferences may be necessary throughout the school year. These conferences may be requested by the teacher or parent.

Homework:Homework provides students with opportunities to deepen their understanding and skills relative to content that has been initially presented to them during the school day.

Time Expectations: The amount of time your student spends on homework may vary. St. Pius X School expects all students to complete an average of 15 minutes per day (five days per week) on independent reading.

Grades K-2 10-20 minutes each day.
 
Grades 3-5 30-60 minutes each day.
 
Grades 6-8 May vary per subject matter.

Throughout the year students may have long term projects that may have deadlines weeks away. The students may need help with organizing assignments and planning work time.

Honor Roll:AT SPX, we encourage students to achieve academic excellence in all courses.Students in grades 3-8 are given Honor Roll distinction for their success in each of their classes.

Principal’s List: Students who earn a 93 percent in all classes

Gold List: Students who earn a 90 percent in all classes

Silver List: Students who earn an 80 percent in all classes

Grading System

The grading Scale for grades 3-8 is dictated by the Archdiocese of Denver.

Grades K-2

E: Excellent VG: Very Good

S: Satisfactory

U: Unsatisfactory
 
 
Grades 3-8
 
A 93-100 A- 90-92
 
B+ 87-89 B 83-86 B- 80-82   
 
C+ 77-79 C 73-76 C- 70-72   
 
D+ 67-69 D 63-66 D- 60-62   
 
F 59 or below

Achievement Tests:

St. Pius X uses the Iowa Tests of Basic Skill and students in grades 2-8 participate.Students in grades 3, 5, and 7 also participate in the COGAT assessment and grades 5 and 8 take the ACRE test (religious formation). You may click on the following link to view last year’s ITBS test results.

 



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