The Southern Columbia Area School District has been awarded a 2014-2015 Safe Schools Targeted Grant for Equipment.  The Pennsylvania Department of Education received 182 applications and made awards to 123 schools. The District's proposal called for the purchase of additional interior video cameras. It will receive $10,720 to accomplish this goal. “Pennsylvania’s schools must be a safe haven for students and educators to focus on learning and growing academically,” Governor Corbett said.  “This grant program provides schools with the financial resources to ensure that our children learn in safe and secure environments.”
 
The District has pursued these grants in order to enhance student and staff safety and security. Studies have consistently shown that for students and educators to achieve their full potential, safe schools are fundamental. Students who report feeling safe in school are more engaged in class, have higher academic achievement, and have lower rates of absenteeism, truancy, and behavioral issues.Likewise, educators who report feeling safe in school are better able to focus on academics, are more likely to remain in their positions, and are better equipped to teach and support students. Feeling safe in school is intrinsically connected to achieving educational outcomes for students and educators alike.

 

Special Features

Click here to read a report presented to the Board of Education on November 12, 2018 which reviews bullying data collected by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. The report provides data on the frequency and types of bullying behavior being reported by Southern Columbia Area students as well as a look of how this compares to reports of bullying at other schools statewide, and in Columbia County and Northumberland County schools.Learn More

Southern Columbia Area High School earned lifetime status as National Blue Ribbon School in 2016, being named a National Blue Ribbon School for Exemplary High Performing School. Click the links below to read more about the school's National Blue Ribbon Schools award recognition. Learn More