ACADEMIC PROBATION POLICY: At St. Pius X, a student is placed on academic probation because (s)he either has a cumulative GPA below 2.00 OR has two failing grades from the previous semester.
While on probation, a semester long-status, a student is expected to improve grades and to take advantage of resources provided.
The school administration notifies the respective parents, advising them of the probation status. One expectation the school has of both parent and student is coming to school earlier on late start days and taking advantage of special help availability, including use of The Learning Center Students, too, may be advised to come to a subject's "resource room" during seminar if requested by a teacher or to meet on Wednesday mornings with their peer tutor; likewise, they may be required to spend time during seminar with teachers or peer tutors.
There are a number of ways to achieve this academic improvement:
1) complete and turn in all assignments on time
2) take advantage of late start days and seek help from individual teachers
3) stay after school as needed to see teachers OR visit The Learning Center during study hall.
4) have the student check in with his/her mentor at Pius -- if (s)he has one -- either daily or every other day (this is a service of the National Honor Society and / or other students who volunteer in this capacity). The mentors will assist a student individually OR act as a resource person for the student. In addition, some students will be assigned teacher mentors as well.
5) have parents require that agenda books for assignments be initialized daily by each teacher, and then check homework each night -- without fail ! Please do not fall for the line "I got it done in school." If the student does, in fact, complete the assignment in school, then require that you, the parent, see the work. You can then check this assignment against the electronic MyStudentsProgress gradebook.
6) check the school counselor's main page for a master tutor list.
Plans for 2016-2017 are that each teacher will have peer tutors who can assist students as needed, both on the late start mornings as well as other times.
A student on academic probation has that status for one semester. It is not to be confused with status of athletic eligibility / ineligibility which is checked and determined every six weeks. Even if a student's grades are improving to where the present GPA is above 2.00, the student remains on academic probation for the semester.
If a student fails a required class, (s)he must make up that class during the summer by August 1st, either through the respective public school district's ecampus summer school, through an independent study class associated with a college or university (Univ of Missouri, Univ of Nebraska, Univ of Indiana, Brigham Young University), through the school's ACELLUS program ($100 per course; login ID and password required), or through a certified teacher or tutor who has the approval of the St. Pius X Principal. Mr. Lee, Mr. Monachino, Mrs. Cascone, or Mr. Murphy will have information on available sources for this makeup. You are welcome to visit the "Counseling" web page and look for the link about "credit recovery."