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! 

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Parents and other school community members are encouraged to share their viewpoints about key educational issues, particularly those concerning digital learning and the use of technology to support future ready schools, by participating in the Speak Up Project for Digital Learning, facilitated by Project Tomorrow.  The annual national research project gives education stakeholders the opportunity to ensure their voice is heard not only at Southern Columbia, but at the state and national level as findings are summarized aLearn More

Take a look back at the summer 2017 facility renovation projects and check on the progress of the Tiger Stadium project via Sway's storyline. Summer projects through August 27, 2017. Tiger Stadium- Start to PresentBefore and After PicturesLearn More

Southern Columbia Area High School eaned lifetime status as National Blue Ribbon School in 2016, being named a National Blue Ribbon School for Exemplary High Performing School. Click the links below to read more about the school's National Blue Ribbon Schools award recognition. Learn More