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

Next Superintendent, Solicitor Selected!

Congratulations to Mr. Jim Becker and Mr. Dave Trathen who were selected by the Board of Education to serve as Superintendent and Solicitor, respectively. Mr. Becker will continue to serve as High School Principal until assuming duties as Superintendent on February 4, 2020.  Mr. Trathen assumed duties as Solicitor on August 6th upon the retirement of Richard J.

District Awarded STEM Grant!

Southern Columbia Area has been selected to receive a $10,000.00 grant from the The Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Bayer Fund. The program allows eligible farmers to nominate their local public school district for grants to help enhance STEM education. Once nominated, school districts submit applications to compete for grants to help fund projects that enhance their STEM curriculum.

GEICO ESPN HIGH School Kickoff Tickets now on Sale in High School Office

Tickets to the Geigo ESPN High School Kickoff Football Game - Southern Columbia vs. Hammond School in Columbia, SC, are now on sale in the High School Office Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m. to noon.  All tickets are $10.  Checks payable to SCA Athletics.  Tickets are limited and may not be available at the gate.

2019-2020 Free and Reduced Meals Application

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.
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Events

  • 19 aug
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    Kindergarten Orientation

    Mon, 08/19/2019 Kindergarten Orientation will take place at G.C. Hartman Elementary starting at 6:00 PM.  (School Registration needs to be completed prior to attending this event.)

  • 19 aug
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    New Student Orientation for Middle School Students

    Mon, 08/19/2019 An orientation for students (grades 5 to 8) that are new the SCA School District will be held on Monday, August 19 at 9:00 AM.  These students are to report to the Middle School Office. 

  • 20 aug
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    5th Grade Orientation

    Tue, 08/20/2019 An orientation will be held for fifth grade students on Tuesday, August 20 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. 

  • 20 aug
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    Staff In-Service Day

    Tue, 08/20/2019 Staff professional development day and preparation for the upcoming school year.

  • 21 aug
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    Staff In-Service Day

    Wed, 08/21/2019 Staff professional development day and preparation for the upcoming school year.

  • 22 aug
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    Meet the Teacher Night (Grades 1 - 4)

    Thu, 08/22/2019 Meet the Teacher Night will take place at the Elementary Center on Thursday, August 22nd with First and Second Grades from 6:00 - 6:45 PM and Third and Fourth Grades from 7:00 - 7:45 PM.

  • 22 aug
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    Staff In-Service Day

    Thu, 08/22/2019 Staff professional development day and preparation for the upcoming school year.

  • 27 aug
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    First Day of School!

    Tue, 08/27/2019 Today is the first day of classes for the 2019-2020, school year! 

  • 28 aug
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    Meet the Teacher Night (Grades 6 to 8)

    Wed, 08/28/2019 A Meet the Teacher Night for students (grades 6-8) will be held on Wednesday, August 28 at 6:00 PM.  6th Grade Parents should report to the auditorium.

  • 29 aug
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    LifeTouch Picture Day for Middle School Students

    Thu, 08/29/2019 Life-Touch Picture Day is Thursday, August 29th for all Southern Columbia Students in Grades 5 to 8.

  • 31 aug
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    Foundation Chicken and Pulled Pork Dinner

    Sat, 08/31/2019 The Southern Columbia Community Foundation is hosting a Chicken and Pulled Pork dinner prior to tonight's Tiger football game vs. Mt. Carmel. The dinner will be held from 4:00-6:00 PM with meals served and/or available for pick up at the Bus Garage adjacent to Tiger Stadium. Meals are $10.00 in advance and $13.00 at the door. Price includes the dinner, a beverage and dessert. Tickets can be purchased in the High School Office, District Office, OIP in Elysburg, and Woody's in Catawissa. All proceeds benefit the District's educational programs.

  • 12 sep

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. Learn More

Wishing all students and staff a safe, happy, and much deserved summer break! Classes for the 2019-2020, school year, will begin Tuesday, August 27th. Until then, enjoy your vacation!Learn More

Online registration is now open for new students entering the Southern Columbia District.  Please use this link to begin the process, or choose the About SCA tab on our main webpage.  We encourLearn More