Southern Columbia Area School District

  • 802 Southern Drive | Catawissa, PA


  • Elementary school students pose at Commonwealth Museum.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

We are thankful for the Blue Ribbon and Distinguished efforts of our students and staff.

Thanksgiving Fundraiser Assists Food Bank

The National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society recently sponsored the Fine Feathered Teacher fundraiser whose proceeds were donated to the Food for Friends Food Bank in Catawissa. According to NHS Adviser Mrs.

District Champs!

Congratulations to the Tiger Football Team on a hard-fought victory over rival Mount Carmel Area in the 2017 District 4 2A Championship game! The District 4 title was the Tigers 25th overall! The Tigers will resume their playoff march this Friday against District 1-12 Champ Neumann-Goretti.
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G.C. Hartman Elementary Events

    24 nov

    Tigers in State Playoff Action Tonight!

    Fri, 11/24/2017 Good luck to the Tiger Football Team in their PIAA AA Quarterfinal Playoff game against Neumann-Goretti Catholic High School. The game will be played at the Lehighton Multi-Purpose Stadium with kickoff at 7:00 PM.

    24 nov

    Don't Forget to Make a Reservation for the Annual Senior Citizen Holiday Meal!

    Fri, 11/24/2017 The Middle School will be sponsoring the Senior Citizen Holiday Meal on Thursday, November 30, 2017. The meal begins at 5:00 PM in the High School Cafeteria. To make a reservation please call  (570) 356-3400.

    30 nov

    Today is the School Board Vacancy Application Deadline

    Thu, 11/30/2017 Residents of the Southern Columbia Area School District who wish to apply for a vacant seat on the Board of Education can do so by submitting a letter of interest and resume to Tresa Britch, Board Secretary, by today, which is the application deadline. The information can be e-mailed to or mailed/dropped off to the District Office located at 800 Southern Drive, Catawissa, Pa. 17820.

    04 dec

    School Board Reorganization Meeting

    Mon, 12/04/2017 The annual reorganization meeting of the Board of Education will take place this evening at 7:30 PM. This is a public meeting and will be held in the District Office Conference Room.

    05 dec

    Winter Keystone Exams

    Tue, 12/05/2017 The Algebra 1 Winter Keystone Exams will be administered today and tomorrow.

    07 dec

    Biology Keystone Exams

    Thu, 12/07/2017 The Winter Biology Keystone Exams will be administered today and tomorrow.

    22 dec

    Early Dismissal Today

    Fri, 12/22/2017 Students will be dismissed at 11:00 AM this morning marking the beginning of Winter Recess. Classes will resume Wednesday, January 3, 2018.

    22 dec
    16 jan

    Lit Keystone Exams Begin Today

    Tue, 01/16/2018 The Winter Literature Keystone Exams will be administered today and tomorrow.

    19 jan

    Elementary Pajama Day

    Fri, 01/19/2018

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