As part of the District’s continuing efforts to ensure that students attending Southern Columbia Area schools have a safe, drug free, and healthy environment in which to learn, the District, in cooperation with the Locust Township Police Department and the Pennsylvania State Police, conducted a drug search of our Middle School and High School using specially-trained dogs who are able to sniff out drugs. It is the intention of School District officials to periodically use a police canine dog in conjunction with the local police departments to check for drugs in our schools.
The position of the School District and the local police departments is to have zero tolerance for those who would try to make the schools less than healthy places to grow and learn.  It is with this goal in mind that we undertake these steps as a part of a program to prevent illicit drugs in our schools. Many thanks are extended to the Locust Township Police Department and the Pennsylvania State Police for the support and service they provide our schools.

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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 a 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