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

College Musicians' Tour Stops at SCA

Shippensburg University's Wind Ensemble and Jazz Band visited with Southern Columbia musicians as part of the University's annual tour that leads nearly 300 SU students and faculty members to perform for local audiences as well as throughout the United States and abroad. The visit was arranged by teachers Mr. Joel Thomas and Mrs.

Authors to Help Teach Resilience

The authors of Courageous Cole: The Life of a Special Needs Dog will visit G.C. Hartman Elementary on March 29, to help teach students the power of perseverance and resilience. Co-authored by the husband and wife team of Steve and Beverly Klinger, Courageous Cole is a story about a dog who was born with a disability.

Mega Force Delivers Powerful Lessons

Steve Carrier will bring his Mega Force program to Southern Columbia Area on Friday, March 22nd to encourage students to make right choices, and to be a 'Dream Maker, not a Dream Breaker!' Steve travels throughout the world and will speak to over half­ a million students this year alone! His program calls for him to demonstrate feats of strength while conveying important life lessons to audience members.

Grease Rocks SCA with Outstanding Production

Congratulations to Mrs. Letha Stone, the Music Department, and the cast and crew of Encore for their "gangbusters" performance of Grease! The energetic and talented high school musical troupe provided an entertaining, fun-filled look at the trials and tribulation of teenage life as experienced by the seniors of Rydell High's Class of 1959.
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  • 27 mar

    SCA Welcomes Dr. Evans!

    Wed, 03/27/2019 SCA extends a warm welcome to Julie Evans, the CEO of Project Tomorrow (, an internationally recognized education nonprofit organization that focuses on improving learning opportunities for student through the effective use of STEM resources.  Dr. Evans will be viisting with Southern Columbia teachers and students involved in national study which seeks to learn whether the use of large print text titles can enhance reading proficiency and enjoyment.

  • 28 mar

    Wellness Initiative Features a "Power Food"

    Thu, 03/28/2019 Southern Columbia's Fresh Food of the Month takes a different approach this month featuring a finished product made with potato, wheat and dairy products- pierogies! Students will have the opportunity to taste test two Mrs. T's Pierogies with elementary students also attending an assembly featuring Pierogy Man and the pierogy-making process. This month's featured food will convey the idea that "all things in moderation" can lead to a healthy lifestyle.

  • 30 mar

    Columbia County Opioid Crisis Seminar

    Sat, 03/30/2019 All members of the community are invited to attend a free seminar to learn more about the scourge of opioid addiction and ways to combat it. Hear from EMTs, a family impacted by this crisis, a local high school principal, and others including keynote speaker Ken Lemons from the PA Adult and Teen Challenge Rehabilitation Treatment Center. The seminar will be held at the Central Columbia High School Auditorium beginning at 6:30 PM.

  • 01 apr

    Kindergarten Registration

    Mon, 04/01/2019 - Fri, 04/05/2019 Kingergarten Registration will take place April 1 through 5, 2019, by appointment only and can be scheduled by calling the elementary office.  Parents need to complete the online portion of the registration process prior to the registration appointment. Use the Student Registration link under About SCA.    

  • 01 apr

    Facilities and Finance Committees will Meet this Evening

    Mon, 04/01/2019 The April Facilities and Finance Committee Meeting will be held in the District Office Conference Room beginning at 6:00 PM. This is a public meeting.

  • 01 apr

    Policy Committee to Meet This Evening

    Mon, 04/01/2019 The Policy Committee will meet this evening beginning at 5:00 PM in the District Office Conference Room. The public is invited to attend. 

  • 12 apr

    Pajama Day

    Fri, 04/12/2019

  • 15 apr

    Curriculum Committee Meeting

    Mon, 04/15/2019 The Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Committee will meet this evening beginning at  6:30 PM in the District Office Conference Room. This is a public meeting.

  • 15 apr

    Board of Education Meeting

    Mon, 04/15/2019 The Southern Columbia Area School District Board of Directors will hold a regular meeting for general purposes beginning at 7:00 PM in the District Office Conference Room

  • 15 apr

    Activities Committee Meeting

    Mon, 04/15/2019 The Activities Committee will meet this evening at 6:15 PM in the High School Office Conference Room. This is a public meeting.

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