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.



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The following information was written by the Society for Prevention of Teen Suicide and is endorsed by the School District. Click to download a PDF Handout version of this resource. When your child’s life is touched by the suicide of a peer or a friend, you may find yourseLearn More

An anonymous way for you to submit a tip to your school is now available. You do not need to share your name, phone number or anything unless you want to.  You can submit a tip three ways: online, by making a phone call, or by using the Safe2Say Something App. What types of things should you report? If it makes you uncomfortable, submit a tip.Learn More