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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Click here to read a report presented to the Board of Education on November 12, 2018 which reviews bullying data collected by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. The report provides data on the frequency and types of bullying behavior being reported by Southern Columbia Area students as well as a look of how this compares to reports of bullying at other schools statewide, and in Columbia County and Northumberland County schools.Learn More

Southern Columbia Area High School earned lifetime status as a 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