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.

 

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Parents and other school community members are encouraged to share their viewpoints about key educational issues, particularly those concerning digital learning and the use of technology to support future ready schools, by participating in the Speak Up Project for Digital Learning, facilitated by Project Tomorrow.  The annual national research project gives education stakeholders the opportunity to ensure their voice is heard not only at Southern Columbia, but at the state and national level as findings are summarized aLearn More

Take a look back at the summer 2017 facility renovation projects and check on the progress of the Tiger Stadium project via Sway's storyline. Summer projects through August 27, 2017. Tiger Stadium- Start to PresentBefore and After PicturesLearn More

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