TAC (Teacher Advisor Contact)
One of the most critical parts of a person’s social, academic, and spiritual development are the connections they make in their lives.
Pius XI offers a unique opportunity to develop lasting relationships in all parts of their high school journey with our version of homeroom assignments known as TAC. It is what sets Pius XI apart from any other school community.
The Teacher Advisor Contact (TAC) program is something we pioneered many decades ago – and something we are most proud of. TACs are communities of 15-20 students who are mentored by a faculty member. TACs are comprised of students from all grade levels, allowing students to benefit from direct, daily interaction with upper and underclassmen.
Watch a video of our senior farewell TAC parties from this year!
Mods. Class Scheduling to Maximize Opportunities
Mods: another example of what sets Pius XI Catholic High School apart.
With a modular scheduling system, each student’s schedule is uniquely developed to fit their chosen coursework and academic needs.
We offer students the freedom of filling their free periods so they can prepare the time management skills they will need in post-secondary education – and the rest of their lives.
It’s this flexibility that helps guide our students on their path to being mature scholars.
How Mods Work
Our modular scheduling system consists of sixteen “mods” of 22 minutes each, with 4 minutes between mods. Most classes are 2 mods long, making them a total of 48 minutes long (2 mods of 22 minutes, plus 4 minutes in between that are spent in class).
Courses meet two, three or four times per week and last from 22 minutes to 90 minutes.
The Mod system provides flexibility in the frequency and duration of individual courses, and approximates the scheduling systems used by colleges and universities – it’s an immediate way to help students prepare for higher education.