Southern Columbia Area School District

  • Southern Columbia Area High School earned lifetime status as a National Blue Ribbon School in 2016, being named a National Blue Ribbon Exemplary High Performing School. 

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

  • Southern Columbia Area Middle School

  • Congratulations to the Tiger Football Team who built on their state record by winning their 9th PIAA Football Championship!

  • Congratulations to the Girls Soccer Team on winning the PIAA A Championship! This history-making feat marks the first time a Southern Columbia female interscholastic team has won a State title!

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News and Announcements

Field Trip Explores Ag Career Options

On April 18th, Columbia County Farm Bureau President Jim Levan opened his farm to Southern Columbia's sophomore students providing them a unique way to explore the many career opportunities available in the field of farming and agribusiness. In addition to learning about the use GPS/GIS technology in precision farming, the students interacted and met with bus

PSSA Idol Entertains and Inspires!

Each year, G.C. Hartman Elementary Center kicks off the statewide assessments with a fun-filled and highly-entertaining variety show which features the school's teachers and staff as the main acts! The PSSA Idol is modeled after the TV show American Idol and features musical acts and test-taking tips delivered by staff members to third and fourth grade students.

SCA Artists Recognized for Excellence

Southern Columbia artists, all members of the Class of 2019, were named winners in several categories, including the top prize, at the 41st Annual Scholastic Arts Exhibit sponsored by the Packwood House Museum in Lewisburg.

Learning the Spanish Language (and more) through Music!

Students enrolled in the Spanish 3, 4, and AP courses taught by Mrs. Andrea Borys and Mrs. Linn Robinson recently engaged in a unique learning opportunity that fueled their interest and enthusiasm in continuing their study of the Spanish language.
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  • 24 apr

    2019 - 4th Grade MATH PSSA Testing

    Wed, 04/24/2019 - Thu, 04/25/2019 MATH PSSA Testing will take place on April 24th and April 25th in the AM  - 4th Grade ONLY

  • 27 apr

    3rd Annual Golf Tournament and Alumni Weekend

    Sat, 04/27/2019 - Sun, 04/28/2019 The 3rd Annual Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament at Knoebel's Three Ponds Golf Course will take place this morning with  tee-off set for 9:00 AM. The Registration Fee is $65 per golfer and $260 per team. Click here to download a registration form for the tournament.

  • 30 apr

    2019 MATH PSSA Testing - Grades 3, 5 thru 8

    Tue, 04/30/2019 - Wed, 05/01/2019 MATH PSSA Testing will take place in the A.M. on April 30th and May 1st (1 section per day) for Grades 3 and 5 thru 8

  • 30 apr

    2019 - 4th Grade SCIENCE PSSA Testing

    Tue, 04/30/2019 - Wed, 05/01/2019 SCIENCE PSSA Testing will take place on April 30th and May 1st in the AM  - 4th Grade ONLY

  • 02 may

    2019 - 8th Grade SCIENCE PSSA Testing

    Thu, 05/02/2019 SCIENCE PSSA Testing will take place on May 2nd in both the AM and PM (both sections on this date) - 8th Grade ONLY

  • 03 may
  • 03 may

    2019 Math & Science PSSA "MAKE-UPS" (grades 3 to 8)

    Fri, 05/03/2019 PSSA Make-ups for Math & Science will take place on May 3rd (grades 3 to 8)

  • 06 may

    Policy Committee Meeting

    Mon, 05/06/2019 The Policy Committee will meet this evening beginning at 5:00 PM in the District Office Conference Room. The public is invited to attend. 

  • 06 may

    Special Meeting Followed by Committee Meetings

    Mon, 05/06/2019 The Southern Columbia Board of Directors will hold a Special Meeting for general purposes beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the District Office Conference room.  It will be immediately followed by the May Facilities and Finance Committee meeting.  The meetings are open to the public. 

  • 09 may

    National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

    Thu, 05/09/2019 Today is National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day and May is Mental Health Awareness month. All students and staff are encouraged to wear green today (the ribbon color for Mental Health Awareness is green).  As part of this day, the District is also holding a Staff Dress Down Day with the proceeds going to the McDowell Institute at Bloomsburg University which provides low cost mental health and suicide prevention training and education to our local communities and schools.

  • 22 may

    3rd Grade Field Trip

    Wed, 05/22/2019

  • 11 jun

    Class of 2019 Commencement

    Tue, 06/11/2019 The Graduation Ceremony for Southern Columbia Area High School's Class of 2019 will take place this evening at 6:00 PM in Mitrani Hall of the Haas Center for the Arts, located on the campus of Bloomsburg University. 

Special Features

The following information was written by the Society for Prevention of Teen Suicide and is endorsed by the School District. Click to download a PDF Handout version of this resource. When your child’s life is touched by the suicide of a peer or a friend, you may find yourseLearn More

An anonymous way for you to submit a tip to your school is now available. You do not need to share your name, phone number or anything unless you want to.  You can submit a tip three ways: online, by making a phone call, or by using the Safe2Say Something App. What types of things should you report? If it makes you uncomfortable, submit a tip.Learn More