Southern Columbia Area School District

  • 812 Southern Drive | Catawissa, PA

  • High School students pose with Nigerian artist and ambassador Ibiyinka Alao.

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Mental HealthTask Force Releases Findings

In December 2018, more than 60 representatives of local school districts, healthcare facilities, and community-based non-profits, as well as individuals from state, regional, and county-level agencies came together to create the Rural Central Pennsylvania Youth Mental Health Task Force, to focus squarely on growing youth mental health issues affecting children and families.

Workforce Leaders Help Pilot Senior Project

Many thanks are extended to the community and business leaders who lent their experience and expertise to pilot a senior graduation project that was well-received by participating members of the Class of 2020.

Students in the News

Congratulations to Morgan Marks, Julian Fleming, and SCA's Competitive Spirit Team for their recent accomplishments and recognition! Morgan has been named to the Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association All-State Female Team.
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High School Events

  • 22 jan

    Two-Hour Delay for Data Analysis

    Wed, 01/22/2020 Today all schools will operate on a planned, two-hour-delay schedule. While students will report to school later than normal, all staff will report at their regular time. The District's educators will use the two-hours to study and analyze student assessment data including PSSA and Keystone Exam results.

  • 03 feb

    Facilities and Finance Committees Meeting

    Mon, 02/03/2020 The Facilities and Finance Committee Meeting will be held in the District Office Conference at 6:00 PM. This is a public meeting.

  • 03 feb

    Policy Committee to Meet

    Mon, 02/03/2020 The Policy Committee will meet this evening beginning at 5:00 PM in the District Office Conference Room. The public is invited to attend. 

  • 14 feb

    Snow Make-Up Day

    Fri, 02/14/2020 Today is a snow make-up day. School will be in session.

  • 17 feb

    In-Service Day

    Mon, 02/17/2020 There will be no school for students today as teachers and staff will be in engaged in professional development training. Classes will resume tomorrow.

  • 02 mar

    Kindergarten Enrollment

    Mon, 03/02/2020 - Fri, 03/27/2020 Beginning March 2, 2020, G.C. Hartman Elementary, will open online enrollment for Kindergarten 2020/2021 school year. After completing the online enrollment please call 570-356-3252 to schedule an appointment for in-person registration the week of Mon. March 30th - Fri. April 3rd, 2020. Children must be 5 years of age prior to 09/01/20.  Please go to our website,, use the “About SCA” tab and drop down to "Student Registration Process."  

  • 02 mar

    Dr. Seuss's Week-Long Birthday Celebration

    Mon, 03/02/2020 - Fri, 03/06/2020   G.C. Hartman  will be celebrating Dr. Seuss’s birthday with a week-long birthday celebration! Community Friends, Family, and Parents will read from their favorite books and share their love of reading with the elementary students.  “You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child!”- Dr. Seuss

  • 10 mar

    Spring Portraits

    Tue, 03/10/2020 Elementary Spring Portraits captured by LifeTouch. There is no makeup date as of now.

  • 30 mar

    Kindergarten Registration Week

    Mon, 03/30/2020 - Fri, 04/03/2020  Registration will be accomplished by appointment only. The elementary office will be taking appointments starting March 1st. Please call the school at (570)356-3252 between the hours of 8:45am - 2:30pm to schedule an appointment. 

  • 08 apr

    Make-Up Day

    Wed, 04/08/2020 Today is the "State Championship" make-up day. School will be in session.

Special Features

Southern Columbia is engaged in a yearlong initiative to Soar into Space in hopes of being chosen as a downlink site for a live feed emanating from the International Space Station. If chosen, students and staff will be afforeded the unique opportunity to speak with the astronauts currently on the space station sometime in spring 2020. To help the District's application stand out among the rest, Literacy Specialist Lindy Novak and Library Manager Amanda Noblit, have created a set activities and events.Learn More

The Take 5 to Save Lives program outlines 5 things that we can all do to work together to prevent suicide.The campaign encourages everyone to take five minutes out of their day to complete five prevention-focused action steps: 1. Learn the Signs: Take a few minutes to learn the warning signs of suicide. 2. Know How to Help- Know what to say and do if someone you know is struggling.3. Practice Self-Care- MLearn More

Online registration is now open for new students entering the Southern Columbia District.  Please use this link to begin the process, or choose the About SCA tab on our main webpage.  We encourLearn More