The return of the Accelerated Reader program to the District's K-12 curriculum has received positive reviews from SCA's students and staff who recently celebrated improved student reading habits with end of the marking period AR parties. According to Sixth Grade ELA and Social Studies teacher Mrs. Tiffany Bloom, there is a noticeable improvement in enthusiasm for reading among the Middle School's students and cites the reintroduction of AR as a motivating factor. A goal of the program is to encourage students to read, thus helping them to acquire new reading skills and to strenghten those skills already attained.
 
Students who amassed 25 AR points during the First Marking Period were treated to hot chocolate and donuts donated by the Middle School teachers, SMART, and Dunkin Donuts of Shamokin. At the Sixth Grade AR Party, teachers Mr. Bobby Visnosky and Mrs. Tiffany Bloom toast to the 47 Sixth Graders who met their goal! 

Special Features

All District offices are staffed throughout the summer should you need to contact your child's school. The offices are open to the public Monday through Thursday from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM and Fridays from 8:00 AM until 12 noon. Learn More

Wishing all students and staff a safe, happy, and much deserved summer break! Classes for the 2019-2019, school year, will begin Monday, August 27th. Until then, enjoy your vacation!Learn More

Southern Columbia Area School District's Special Education Plan was approved by the Board of Education on April 30, 2018, and has been submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Education for final review. Questions about the plan can be directed to Director of Special Education Jenn Snyder at jsnyder@scasd.us or (570) 356-3510.  Please click this link to review the Special Education Strategic Planning document.Learn More