Southern Columbia Community Foundation Has Formed!

A group of dedicated volunteers has formed an educational foundation whose goal is to enhance educational opportunities for Southern Columbia Area's students and staff. The group's 501 (c) (3) paperwork filed in February 2017, has been approved, and it is now recognized as a nonprofit organization known as the Southern Columbia Community Foundation. The SCCF has begun to hold regular board and committee meetings and has been devoting much time planning and implementing initatives which will benefit the District's educational programs.

Budget Season Brings Focus on Fiscal Matters

A study on school funding and spending released in March 2017, Spending Impact on Student Performance: A Rural Perspective, reports that Southern Columbia lacks adequate state funding. The report concludes that Southern Columbia needs to receive a 54.3% increase in state funding in order to receive its fair share of the money being allocated to Pennsylvania's schools.

Emma Steely Advances to FBLA National Competition!

Congratulations are extended to sophomore Emma Steely whose performance at the Pennsylvania FBLA State Leadership Conference earned her the right to compete at the association's National Conference this summer!

2nd Annual Cake Competition Proves to be Fun Learning Experience!

Students enrolled in International Foods and Desserts, taught by Ms. Emily Karas, recently put their culinary skills to a test through participation in the 2nd Annual Cake Competition.

Registration for Teen Star Auditions Now Open

Students who wish to audition for the 7th Annual First Columbia Teen Star Musical Competition can do so now through April 21st. The online registration form can be accessed by clicking on this link. Students who are under age 18, will also  need to bring a signed parental permission form to the auditions.

SCA Adopts "Next Generation" Technology to Post Board Meeting Info

The Southern Columbia Area School District is leveraging cloud-based technology to radically improve its governance processes while saving staff time and taxpayer dollars.

K-12 Art Show Announced!

Art teachers Mrs. Tia Brown and Mrs. Casie Baker have announced the annual districtwide Art Show will be held April 4th. Kindergarten through Fourth Grade students will display their artwork in the G.C. Hartman Elementary Center's cafeteria and Large Group Area from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

Encore to Provide a Weekend of High-Flying Entertainment!

For the past ten years, Encore's talented cast and crew have provided the Southern Columbia community with high-energy, thoroughly-entertaining performances. This year's Encore team has done it again, producing a "high-flying" musical, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, perhaps "the most fantasmagorical stage musical in the history of everything!"

Thank You!

Many thanks are extended to SCA's Maintenance Department, Township and PennDOT road crews, and all unsung volunteers for their tireless efforts in cleaning up the wintry mess left behind by Winter Storm Stella.

Student to Perform in All-State Festival

Congratulations to junior Seth Barrett for placing first at the PMEA Central Region Orchestra Festival held at Hershey High School, March 9th through March 11th. Based on his outstanding performance, Seth has earned a seat at the Pennsylvania Music Educators Assocation's All-State Festival to be held at Erie Area on April 19-22nd.

Special Features

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