On November 8th, Southern Columbia Area High School was officially recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School during an awards presentation hosted by the United States Department of Education to honor excellence in education. During the two-day, 2016 National Blue Ribbon Awards Ceremony, representatives of the 330 public, private, charter, and magnet schools in attendance had opportunities to share best practices and engage in other collegial network opportunities. The ceremony was highlighted by many inspirational speakers including an address delivered by U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr.  Each school received written congratulations from President Barack Obama who commended their efforts to "nuture, support, and unleash, the potential of America's daughters and sons."  The Blue Ribbon Schools also learned they are in select company, as schools recognized as a Blue Ribbon School represent less than one-half of one percent of the schools across the United States. 
 
High School Teacher Chris Gengler is flanked by Superintendent Paul Caputo and High School Principal Jim Becker during the awards ceremony. The trio is proudly displaying the plaque received as part of the High School's Blue Ribbon designation. 
 

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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