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.
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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 2016-2020
|Arkansas State University||Paul Mitchell School|
|Ball State University||Purdue University|
|Benedictine College||Quincy University|
|Benedictine 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|
|Kenrick-Glennon Seminary||University of Central Missouri|
|Lewis & Clark Community College||University of Evansville|
|Lindenwood University||University of Mary|
|Marquette University||University of Mississippi|
|Maryville University||University of Missouri|
|McKendree University||University of Missouri - St. Louis|
|Middle Tennessee State University||University of Missouri- Kansas City|
|Mineral Area College||University of North Alabama|
|Missouri Baptist University||University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point|
|Missouri Southern State University||Valparaiso University|
|Missouri State University||Webster University|
|Missouri University of Science & Tech||Westminster College|
|Murray State University||William Jewell College|
|Ozark Community College||William Woods University|