U.S. Secretary of Education, John B. King, Jr., announced today that Southern Columbia Area High School has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon SchoolSCAHS is one among 279 public and 50 private schools receiving this honor.  Schools are nominated for the award by their respective state department of education, and then complete a comprehensive application about school practices. Schools receive recognition as either an Exemplary High Performing School- among the top schools in a state- or Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing School- schools making the fastest progress in their state in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.  Our High School was recognized as an Exemplary High Performing School!
 
To Principal Jim Becker, the staff, and students of Southern Columbia Area High School congratulations on receiving this coveted award! Your continued pursuit of academic excellence is bearing fruit. Keep up the great work!  Congrats are also extended to all other school stakeholders, including our elementary and middle school staff, for each has played a unique role in providing Southern Columbia Area students the best educational experiences possible in a setting that is caring, supportive, and conducive to learning! 
 
The Blue Ribbon award will be formally presented at a ceremony to be held in Arlington, Virginia on November 7th and 8th. At that ceremony each Blue Ribbon school will be presented a plaque and flag to signify its exemplary status. Click this link to read the High School's Blue Ribbon profile. Links to the school's submitted application are also found there.
 
Update: The photo to the right is from Thursday's Shamokin News-Item. Please click here to read the local newspaper's coverage of the High School's Blue Ribbon award.
 
 

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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

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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