High School Student Resources

This web paged is dedicated to keeping students informed of important information and events at the Southern Columbia Secondary School.

Secondary School Polices & Resources:

Student Handbook
Course Selection Book (Instructional Planning Guide)
Acceptable Use Policy of the Computer Network – Rules and regulations of using technology in the secondary building.
Grading Chart – New grading chart for the current school year.
Important Information:
Secondary School Bell Schedule (12:50 PM Early Dismissal)
High School Alma Mater
High School Band Schedule
Secondary School Computer Programs Information:
Evaluating Web Resources – List of web sites that will help users evaluate the validity of web sites.
Student Resource Web Sites:
Ask Here PA – Utilizing live chat, along with the ability to guide users on the Web, librarians throughout Pennsylvania are able to provide patrons with answers to their questions online in real-time. All that patrons need to use the Ask Here PA service is access to the Internet and questions that they want answered.
Digital Tools for Learning:
Student Resource Page

HS Course Selection

Click HERE for the High School Course Selection Guide for the 2021-2022 school year.

Grading Chart

93% – 100%
84% – 92%
75% – 83%
Below Basic
70% – 74%
69% or below
All courses are graded on a percentage basis. In the calculation of GRADE POINT AVERAGES, Honors Courses receive a 1.04 weighting factor and Advanced Placement Courses receive a 1.06 weighting factor.

HS Student Activities

SCA Clubs and Activities

Southern Columbia Area High School students have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of activities. Activities meet during the weekly Activity Period, prior to school, and/or after school.

  1. FBLA – Future Business Leaders of America
  2. PRIDE – Tolerance/Diversity club
  3. Encore – Musical production
  4. Ski Club – ski trips for students during the winter season
  5. Honor Society – Academic association
  6. Dramatics Club – Play production
  7. Student Council – Student leadership organization
  8. Science Club – Science organization including Envirothon competition
  9. Varsity Club – Athletic leadership organization
  10. Tiger News – Production of the school’s daily news broadcast
  11. Model UN – World issue competition
  12. Forensics Club – Debate competition club
  13. Yearbook – responsible for publishing the annual yearbook
  14. Library Club- organization to promote reading and increase library programming
  15. Empty Bowl Club – student sponsored charity soup luncheon and art auction
  16. Scholastic Competition Club – compete in local scholastic competitions
  17. Art Club – provides creative opportunities and promotes the Visual Arts at SCA
  18. Jazz Band – a small instrumental ensemble learning how to play in the style of Jazz
  19. Spanish Club – promotes the Spanish language and culture
  20. Gospel Choir – Select – Touring choir
  21. SkillsUSA – A Career & Technology Student Organization including hands-on vocational competitions
  22. Spanish National Honor Society – Academic association