College Placement

Welcome to the College Counseling office

St. Pius X has a legacy of college preparatory excellence, with nearly 100% of graduates the past seven years attending college. All StPX graduates the past 25 years and more also continued their education after high school, be it two-year, four-year or technical universities and colleges, along with military service.

Access to college and career counseling begins during freshman year and continues through graduation. Along the way, students have opportunities to speak with colleges that visit campus (over 60 such visits per year) as well as tour college campuses as part of the 683 Program.

Mr. Halter, who has been in public school education for 31 years, including the last 13 years as a high school guidance counselor before joining the St. Pius X staff has office hours available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays for student meetings and is also available for before and after school meetings with parents by appointment. 


683 College Visit Program

Unique to the St. Louis area, the St. Pius X 683 Program sees students take SIX trips to EIGHT colleges in their first THREE years of high school. These trips, led by Mr. Halter, expose students to several different types of colleges—junior colleges, regionally ranked private universities, a pair of land-grant state institutions, and in SLU a US News & World Report Top 100 school. Many St. Pius X graduates have found their eventual college or university through these trips, while others use the tours to determine which types of schools are most appealing to them.

The St. Pius X Parent Club, along with several host schools, pays nearly all of the expenses associated with these trips. Typically the only out-of-pocket cost for students is lunch of three of the trips.

Scoir - digital college guidance assistance

St. Pius X High School is pleased to announce that we have implemented a new college guidance management system called Scoir (pronounced "score"). This new, modern online system will streamline the process of requesting, processing, sending and tracking the electronic delivery of all application-related documents. More importantly, it's much more helpful for students and parents during the college search and selection process. On Scoir, colleges come to life through pictures, videos and links that highlight active student clubs and organizations. This better enables students to identify colleges that are a good fit for their personal and academic interests, which increases college retention. Scoir also provides parents with useful financial calculators so you can determine the likely cost of attendance at different colleges and consider the affordability when deciding where to apply. These features, along with more convenient scheduling and communication tools, will help keep everyone informed and engaged throughout the college application process. Scoir exists to help more students achieve more positive outcomes, and we're excited that our students have access to this system and the opportunities it provides.  

College Matriculations St. Pius X Graduates 2016-2021

St. Pius X High School
Arkansas State University Ozark Community College
Ball State University Paul Mitchell School
Benedictine College Purdue University
Benedictine University Quincy University
Central Methodist University Ranken Technical College
College of the Ozarks Rockhurst University
Columbia College Sacramento State University
Creighton University Saint Louis University
Culver-Stockton College School of the Art Institute of Chicago
DePaul University Southeast Missouri State University
DePauw University Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Drury University Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Spring Hill College
Fontbonne University St. Ambrose University
Grabber School of Hair Design St. Charles Community College
Harris Stowe State University St. Louis College of Pharmacy
Hillsdale College St. Louis Community College
Illinois College St. Mary's University (Texas)
Illinois State University State Technical College
Iowa State University Tennessee Tech University
Iowa Wesleyan University Truman State University
Jefferson College Tulane University
Kansas State University University of Arkansas
Kansas University University of Central Missouri
Kenrick-Glennon Seminary University of Evansville
Lewis & Clark Community College University of Mary
Lindenwood University University of Mississippi
Loyola University-New Orleans University of Missouri
Marian University University of Missouri - St. Louis
Marquette University University of Missouri- Kansas City
Maryville University University of Montana
McKendree University University of North Alabama
Middle Tennessee State University University of Tennessee-Martin
Mineral Area College University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Missouri Baptist University University of Wyoming
Missouri Southern State University Valparaiso University
Missouri State University Webster University
Missouri University of Science & Tech Westminster College
Missouri Welding Institute William Jewell College
Murray State University William Woods University