Southern Columbia Area School District

  • Southern Columbia Area High School's Charles T. Nesbitt Gymnasium

  • Southern Columbia Area Middle School

  • G.C. Hartman Elementary Center's new playground equipment donated by H.A.R.T.

  • District Office Entry

  • New Tiger logo designed by Madison Yocum, Class of 2015.

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News and Announcements

Parent Permission Needed to Send Non-Emergency Messages to Phones

Under a federal law designed to protect consumers, all schools must have permission to send non-emergency messages to a phone by automated voice call or SMS text. (See information below on how to opt into receiving text messages.)  As a result of the new regulations, Southern Columbia Area needs to get your permission to continue calling you with our SchoolMessenger system for non-emergency school situations.

SCA in the News: School Garden and Elementary Security Project Featured

Southern Columbia Area's Wellness and Farm to School Initiative and the planned security upgrades at G.C.Hartman Elementary School were recently featured by the Shamokin News-Item newspaper.

New Teachers Welcomed!

The Southern Columbia Area School District extends a warm welcome to the following teachers who will be joining SCA's instructional staff in 2016-2017: Katherine (Nolt) Peachey, Middle School English, Stacey Hochenbroch, Fourth Grade, and Cassandra Gum, Elementary School Emotional Support/Special Education. Wishing you all much success working with SCA's students! Congratulations and welcome aboard!
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  • 02 aug

    2016 Summer Keystone Testing

    Tue, 08/02/2016 - Thu, 08/04/2016 The 2016 Summer Keystone Exams will be administered to qualifying students on August 2nd, 3rd and 4th, from 8:30 am until 11:30 am, for all three subjects (Algebra 1, Biology and Literature).  Testing will take place in the high school library - please be prompt.   

  • 04 aug

    Social Networking: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!

    Thu, 08/04/2016 Jim Holler, an internationally known Crimes Against Children Consultant, will be presenting a powerful one-hour educational training program to parents. All parents from surrounding school districts are encouraged to attend and gain critical information to protect you and your children from cyber harm. No registration required. The program will be held at 7:00 PM in the Danville Area Middle School Auditorium. For more information please click this link.

  • 13 aug

    Alumni 5K Run/Walk

    Sat, 08/13/2016 The Innaugural Southern Columbia Area Alumni 5K Run/Walk will begin today at 9:00 a.m. on the Cross-Country course.  Pre-registration is encouraged but runners/walkers can register beginning at 7:15 a.m. the morning of the run.  For more information contact Mike Yeager, Director of Alumni Affairs, at 570-205-8818 or Click here to download a registration form.

  • 22 aug
  • 23 aug

    Grades 1 - 4 New Student Orientation

    Tue, 08/23/2016 There will be a new student orientation this evening starting at 6:00 held at the elementary school for children and their families that are new to the district and are entering grades 1 through 4.

  • 25 aug

    5th Grade Orientation

    Thu, 08/25/2016 Southern Columbia Middle School would like to announce that 5th Grade Orientation will be held on Thursday August 25th at 6:00 PM in the Middle/High School Auditorium. The program will begin at 6:00 PM in the auditorium, with Mr. Callahan, Principal welcoming the parents. This will be followed by Mr. Callahan giving information for both students and parents/guardians about their school day.

  • 30 aug

    Middle School Open House

    Tue, 08/30/2016 Middle School Open House for grades 6 to 8 will be held this evening from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM.

  • 07 sep

    HART Meeting

    Wed, 09/07/2016 There will be a HART Meeting held this evening in the elementary library starting at 6:30.

  • 24 sep

    My School Color Run to Benefit SCA's Schoolwide Positive Behavior Efforts!

    Sat, 09/24/2016 Southern Columbia Area's Schoolwide Positive Behavior Team is sponsoring a 5K Race and a 1.5. mile Fun Run with both events promoting and benefitting the District's schoolwide positive behavior efforts. The My School Color Run will include a timed 5k race and a 1.5 mile untimed  junior fun run. Participants can run, walk, and/or jog while raising funds for our school! The color run is open to all Southern Columbia Area supporters!

  • 05 oct

    HART Meeting

    Wed, 10/05/2016 There will be a HART Meeting held this evening in the elementary library starting at 6:30.

Special Features

Wishing all students and staff a safe, happy, and much deserved summer break! Classes for the 2016-2017, school year, will begin Monday, August 29th. Until then, enjoy your vacation!Learn More

Please click here to review the Middle School Dress Code which will be in effect for the 2016-2017, school year.Learn More

All District offices are staffed throughout the summer should you need to contact your child's school. The offices are open to the public, Monday through Thursday, from 8:00 AM until 2:00 PM and Fridays from 8:00 AM until 12 noon.Learn More