Southern Columbia Area School District

  • Southern Columbia Area High School earned lifetime status as a National Blue Ribbon School in 2016, being named a National Blue Ribbon Exemplary High Performing School. 

  • G.C. Hartman Elementary Center's playground equipment donated by H.A.R.T.

  • Southern Columbia Area Middle School

  • Congratulations to the Tiger Football Team who built on their state record by winning their 9th PIAA Football Championship!

  • Congratulations to the Girls Soccer Team on winning the PIAA A Championship! This history-making feat marks the first time a Southern Columbia female interscholastic team has won a State title!

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News and Announcements

Athletic Hall of Fame Established

An Athletic Hall of Fame has been established to recognize "those individuals who best exemplify what is expected of someone involved in one or more of the Tiger athletic programs." The SCA Hall of Fame will honor athletes, coaches, and individuals who "have made significant athletic contributions that brought recognition to the Southern Columbia Area School District or the school districts which united (Catawissa, Ralpho Town

Next Superintendent, Solicitor Selected!

Congratulations to Mr. Jim Becker and Mr. Dave Trathen who were selected by the Board of Education to serve as Superintendent and Solicitor, respectively. Mr. Becker will continue to serve as High School Principal until assuming duties as Superintendent on February 4, 2020.  Mr. Trathen assumed duties as Solicitor on August 6th upon the retirement of Richard J.

District Awarded STEM Grant!

Southern Columbia Area has been selected to receive a $10,000.00 grant from the The Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Bayer Fund. The program allows eligible farmers to nominate their local public school district for grants to help enhance STEM education. Once nominated, school districts submit applications to compete for grants to help fund projects that enhance their STEM curriculum.

GEICO ESPN HIGH School Kickoff Tickets now on Sale in High School Office

Tickets to the Geigo ESPN High School Kickoff Football Game - Southern Columbia vs. Hammond School in Columbia, SC, are now on sale in the High School Office Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m. to noon.  All tickets are $10.  Checks payable to SCA Athletics.  Tickets are limited and may not be available at the gate.

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  • 25 aug

    Football Team Opens Fall Sports Season for SCA on National TV!

    Sun, 08/25/2019 Good luck to the Tiger Football Team who open Southern Columbia's fall interscholastic sports season with a game against Hammond Upper School. Kickoff is 2:00 PM at Edens Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina. The game will be televised to a national audience on ESPN2, with audio play-by-play available through the Black Diamond Sports Network. 

  • 27 aug

    First Day of School!

    Tue, 08/27/2019 Today is the first day of classes for the 2019-2020, school year! Wishing students and staff a productive, safe, and successful school year! 

  • 28 aug

    Meet the Teacher Night (Grades 6 to 8)

    Wed, 08/28/2019 A Meet the Teacher Night for students (grades 6-8) will be held on Wednesday, August 28 at 6:00 PM.  6th Grade Parents should report to the auditorium.

  • 29 aug

    LifeTouch Picture Day for Middle School Students

    Thu, 08/29/2019 Life-Touch Picture Day is Thursday, August 29th for all Southern Columbia Students in Grades 5 to 8.

  • 31 aug

    Foundation Chicken and Pulled Pork Dinner

    Sat, 08/31/2019 The Southern Columbia Community Foundation is hosting a Chicken and Pulled Pork dinner prior to tonight's Tiger football game vs. Mt. Carmel. The dinner will be held from 4:00-6:00 PM with meals served and/or available for pick up at the Bus Garage adjacent to Tiger Stadium. Meals are $10.00 in advance and $13.00 at the door. Price includes the dinner, a beverage and dessert. Tickets can be purchased in the High School Office, District Office, OIP in Elysburg, and Woody's in Catawissa. All proceeds benefit the District's educational programs.

  • 02 sep

    Labor Day Observed

    Mon, 09/02/2019 Schools and offices will be closed in observance of Labor Day. Classes will resume tomorrow.

  • 09 sep

    Facilities and Finance Committees will Meet this Evening

    Mon, 09/09/2019 The Facilities and Finance Committee Meeting will be held in the District Office Conference Room beginning at 6:00 PM. This is a public meeting.

  • 09 sep

    Policy Committee to Meet

    Mon, 09/09/2019 The Policy Committee will meet this evening beginning at 5:00 PM in the District Office Conference Room. The public is invited to attend. 

  • 12 sep
  • 16 sep

    Curriculum Committee Meeting

    Mon, 09/16/2019 The Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Committee will meet this evening beginning at  6:30 PM in the High School Library. This is a public meeting.

  • 16 sep

    Activities Committee Meeting

    Mon, 09/16/2019 The Activities Committee will meet this evening at 6:30 PM in the High School Office Conference Room. This is a public meeting.

  • 16 sep

    Board of Education Meeting

    Mon, 09/16/2019 The Southern Columbia Area School District Board of Directors will hold a regular meeting for general purposes beginning at 7:00 PM in the District Office Conference Room.

Special Features

Classes for the 2019-2020, school year, will begin Tuesday, August 27th. Best wishes for a successful school year!Learn More

Online registration is now open for new students entering the Southern Columbia District.  Please use this link to begin the process, or choose the About SCA tab on our main webpage.  We encourLearn More

The 2019 PSSA Idol video has been posted! Click the play button to watch G.C. Hartman's dedicated staff inspire and dazzle the school's third and fourth grade students in this year's show. The PSSA Idol show has become a G.C.Learn More