Southern Columbia Area School District

  • Photo captured by Miranda Gipple, Class of 2017 and used in the High School's Blue Ribbon application. Miranda's work shows the diversity of SCA's program of studies and the diverse interests of SCA's students!

  • 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

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News and Announcements

District Awarded a Merck Charitable Grant!

The District's farm to school and STEM efforts received a major boost thanks to a $19,961 competitive grant, awarded by the Merck Office of Corporate Responsibility and Merck Foundation which views "philanthropy as an important component of the company's commitment to corporate responsibility and their efforts to strengthen communities where their employees live and work."The Merck award will allow fo

Students Create Public Service Announcements

Southern Columbia Area was among the school districts awarded a 2inspirePA grant whose objective was to inspire students to create PSAs or Public Service Announcements encouraging classmates, and other teens, to stay drug and alcohol-free. SCA's campaign also led students to tackle issues such as sleep deprivation.

Foster Grandparent Program Coming to SCA

The District is partnering with Senior Corps and the Foster Grandparent Program of Central PA to bring the Foster Grandparent Program to Southern Columbia's elementary and middle school s
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Events

  • 21 aug
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    Kindergarten Orientation

    Mon, 08/21/2017 Kindergarten Orientation will take place at the elementary school starting at 6:00.

  • 22 aug
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    New Middle School Student Orientation

    Tue, 08/22/2017 An orientation for students (grades 5 to 8) that are new the SCA School District will be held on Tuesday, August 22 at 9:00 AM.  These students are to report to the Middle School Office.

  • 23 aug
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    In-Service Day

    Wed, 08/23/2017 Staff professional development day and preparation for the 2017-2018, school year.

  • 23 aug
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    5th Grade Orientation

    Wed, 08/23/2017 An orientation will be held for fifth grade students on Wednesday, August 23 at 6:00 PM. Students and parents should report to auditorium for general comments.  Teachers of each subject will discuss their classroom expectations and provide an overview of their course and students will have the opportunity to practice their combination locks.

  • 24 aug
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    In-Service Day

    Thu, 08/24/2017 Staff professional development day and preparation for the upcoming school year.

  • 25 aug
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    New Elementary School Student Orientation

    Fri, 08/25/2017 An orientation for new Southern Columbia elementary students going into grades 1 through 4 will be held at 10:00 in the elementary school.

  • 25 aug
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    Summer "To-Do-List": Complete Lunch Application

    Fri, 08/25/2017 The Southern Columbia Area School District offers healthy meals every school day. Breakfast costs for all students are $1.60. Lunch costs for students in grades K through 4 are $2.25 and $2.50 for those in grades 5-12). Your child(ren) may qualify for free meals or for reduced price meals. The reduced price for breakfast is $.30 and $.40 for lunch.

  • 28 aug
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    New School Year Begins!

    Mon, 08/28/2017 Today is the first day of classes for the 2017-2018 school year.

  • 29 aug
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    Middle School Open House

    Tue, 08/29/2017 A Meet the Teacher Night for students (grades 6-8) will be held on Tuesday, August 29 at 6:00 PM.

  • 31 aug
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    Middle/High School Picture Day

    Thu, 08/31/2017 Life-Touch Picture Day is Thursday, August 31st for all Southern Columbia Students in Grades 5 to 12.

  • 31 aug
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    Elementary Meet the Teacher Night

    Thu, 08/31/2017 Meet the Teacher Night will take place at the elementary for the Fiirst, Second, Third and Fourth grade children and their families.

  • 06 sep
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    Elementary School Pictures

    Wed, 09/06/2017 School Pictures will be taken at the elementary school.

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    Save the Date: Color Run 2017

    Sat, 09/23/2017 SCA's Color Run to benefit the District's Schoolwide Positive Behavior efforts will be held today!

  • 25 sep
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    K-2 Grandparent's Day

    Mon, 09/25/2017

Special Features

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. Please note, because of HVAC and window renovations taking place at G.C. Hartman Elementary, the District Office has relocated to the HS Library, while the Elementary Office has relocated to the Middle School Office. All District and Elementary Office staff can reached at their existing phone extension and e-mail.Learn More

Wishing all students and staff a safe, happy, and much deserved summer break! Classes for the 2017-2018, school year, will begin Monday, August 28th. Until then, enjoy your vacation!Learn More

Congratulations to Southern Columbia Area High School on being named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School as an Exemplary High Performing School! Southern Columbia Area High SchoolLearn More