Students Kelly McDowell and Santiago Duran from St. Pius X High School were awarded the Archbishop's award in May 2008.
Graduates of Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese of Atlanta are…
Disciples of Christ who…
Are centered on Gospel values,
Recognize the gifts they have been given by God,
Are willing to serve others in their community and beyond,
Understand and live their faith according to God’s will.
Life long learners who...
Have mastered the appropriate basic skills and concepts,
Are able to apply what they have learned to real life situations,
Are able to use technology as problem solving tools,
Are able to think critically, communicate effectively, and work collaboratively.
Well rounded individuals who…
Make wise ethical and moral decisions,
Are self-confident, self-disciplined people of integrity,
Are creative and open minded,
Are respectful and productive citizens.
Challenging curriculum aligned to national standards
Average standardized test scores above the national average
Well rounded course offerings including art, music, foreign language, technology, and PE to complement the core subjects of religion, math, language arts, social studies, and science
Accredited schools staffed by qualified professionals
Total of 21 different AP courses taught at the high school level
Faith Based Education
Daily education in values which complements the teaching of the parents, the child’s primary educators
Instruction grounded in the teachings of the Catholic Church and infused throughout the curriculum
Age appropriate opportunities for students to practice their faith through service to others
Regular mass attendance for all students, daily mass offered for high school students
Christ centered atmosphere
Welcoming environment that recognizes and celebrates student racial, religious, and ethnic diversity
Supportive community that cultivates self-discipline and motivation and encourages student learning and achievement
Structured programs to maximize instructional opportunities
Clearly defined technology curriculum focused on basic skills including keyboarding, digital citizenship, and problem solving
Integration of technology tools and applications across academic disciplines
Commitment to providing instructional technology teachers and students alike as evidenced by an estimated 3 to 1 student to student use computer ratio and average annual school technology budget of $140,000.
The Roman Catholic
Archdiocese of Atlanta
2401 Lake Park Dr. SE,
Smyrna, GA 30080