The Southern Columbia Area School District will be participating in the annual Red Ribbon Campaign during the week of  October 24-28, 2016. Since 1985, Red Ribbon Week has been used as a vehicle for people and communities across the nation to unite and take a visible stand against drugs. At SCA, each grade level will decorate their classroom doors and hallways with messages that demonstrate their commitment to a drug-free lifestyle. According to School Nurse Alexis Spade, the organizer of Southern Columbia Area's campaign, this year's Red Ribbon theme is YOLO (You Only Live Once): Be Drug Free!  According to Nurse Spade, "We will also be having the following Spirit Days throughout the week to create a fun environment while nurturing the full potential of healthy, drug-free youth in our District!:"

Monday, October 24th: Mustache Day (“If you mustache, I’m Drug Free!”)
Tuesday, October 25th: Hat Day (“Put a LID on drugs!”)
Wednesday, October 26th: Sunglasses Day (“Shade out drugs!”)
Thursday, October 27th: Backwards Day (“Turn your back on drugs!”)
Friday, October 28th: Red Day (“Wear as much Red as possible!”)

Red Ribbon Fast Fact: Children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don't, yet only a quarter of teens report having these conversations.

Special Features

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 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