The Learning Commons, located off the lobby of Pius XI Catholic High School, is designed for students to work collaboratively with each other. This space allows students to work together in order to better themselves as scholars for the future.
Within the Center are three designated programs – Peer Tutoring, the Post-Secondary Lab, and the Writing Center. All designed to meet student needs.
- Programs Offered Within the Learning Commons-
Functioning as the cornerstone of the Learning Commons, the Writing Center was designed to improve students’ writing skills overall. Trained writing tutors are available throughout the entire school day for students to work on any type of writing from academic papers to personal writing to college essays.
The Writing Center is open for students to use as often as they choose to work through multiple stages of a draft. Students can reserve appointments with the writing tutors online or walk-in to see if a tutor is available.
Within the Learning Commons is the Peer Tutoring Center. In this section of the Learning Commons, students can sign up for 1-1 tutoring conferences to receive help in courses such as Biology, History, Engineering, and Foreign Language classes.
Peer tutors are available to work with students who are struggling in a subject, or who would like further instruction. These tutors act as mentors and guides for their fellow students, because the tutor has already accomplished success in the specific class of focus.
In addition to peer tutoring, students can reserve tables to work on group projects or partner work.
Students may use the Post-Secondary lab to find resources for ACT and AP test prep. Students can also use this space to research colleges and prepare for education beyond high school.
This lab is a valuable resource as students begin (and complete) the college application process. We have numerous resources to help students excel and achieve their dreams – no matter where they may lead.