Through January 27th, more than 400,000 K-12 students, educators and parents worldwide will complete the Speak Up 2016 online survey and share their ideas about education and technology with our national leaders. The annual survey is now open for input and is facilitated through public, private and charter schools all around the country; every school is eligible to participate. Southern Columbia Area's K-12 students, parents, members of the community, teachers, and administrators are encouraged to complete this survey as it yields important insights about District stakeholder opinions on education and technology as well as student aspirations. 
The 2016 Speak Survey can be accessed at   Type in the zip code 17820 when prompted and click the radio button next to the school your child attends to ensure your input is attributed to the correct school. All of your responses are 100% confidential. The survey does not ask your name.If there are any questions or responses that you are not familiar with, please feel free to skip to the next question. The survey consists of a series of multiple choice questions plus one open-ended type question at the end where you can write in your response. The survey should only take you about 20 minutes to complete. After the open-ended question, there are five demographic questions. These questions are optional and are used only by the researchers to give context to the national data findings.
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Southern Columbia Area Middle School and Southern Columbia Area High School were recognized by Project Tomorrow in 2013, 2014, and 2015 as Speak Up Loud and Clear Schools. This annual recognition program highlights schools that are effectively incorporating Speak Up data into their local decision-making. Each year, finalists are selected based on total student participation, length of time involved with Speak Up, and use of data in local decision making. Click here for more information.



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 2019-2019, school year, will begin Monday, August 27th. Until then, enjoy your vacation!Learn More

Southern Columbia Area School District's Special Education Plan was approved by the Board of Education on April 30, 2018, and has been submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Education for final review. Questions about the plan can be directed to Director of Special Education Jenn Snyder at or (570) 356-3510.  Please click this link to review the Special Education Strategic Planning document.Learn More