Mental HealthTask Force Releases Findings

In December 2018, more than 60 representatives of local school districts, healthcare facilities, and community-based non-profits, as well as individuals from state, regional, and county-level agencies came together to create the Rural Central Pennsylvania Youth Mental Health Task Force, to focus squarely on growing youth mental health issues affecting children and families.

Workforce Leaders Help Pilot Senior Project

Many thanks are extended to the community and business leaders who lent their experience and expertise to pilot a senior graduation project that was well-received by participating members of the Class of 2020.

Students in the News

Congratulations to Morgan Marks, Julian Fleming, and SCA's Competitive Spirit Team for their recent accomplishments and recognition! Morgan has been named to the Pennsylvania Soccer Coaches Association All-State Female Team.

FBLA Students Excel at Regional Competition

Congratulations to Southern Columbia's FBLA chapter for an impressive showing in the business knowledge and skills competition which took place during the Region 7 Leadership Conference hosted by the Pennsylvania College of Technology on January 7th. Twenty SCA FBLA members scored in the top 6 of their resp


Letters of application are being accepted from residents of the Southern Columbia Area School District to fill a vacancy on the Board of Directors.  Please submit letter of application and resume toTresa Britch, Board Secretary, Southern Columbia Area SD, 800 Southern Dr., Catawissa, PA  17820. Applications must be received by noon, January 17, 2020.   

State Coaches Announce Select Team

Head Football Coaches across the state recently announced their Select All-State Team with Julian Fleming being named 2A Player of the Year and Coach Jim Roth 2A Coach of the Year. According to the poll's organizer, the Pennsylvania Football News, 246 coaches participated in the voting.  In addition to Julian, the following Southern Columbia players were na

New Year Marks the Start of Transitions at SCA

As students and staff return from Winter Recess they will be greeted by some familiar faces in new roles in our offices and classrooms. Superintendent-Elect James Becker will move from the High School Principal's Office to the District Office where he will work with Superintendent Paul Caputo in preparation for assuming duties as Superintendent on February 4th. Effective with the start of the new year, Mr.

Tigers Repeat as Best Small School Football Team in USA!

Congratulations are extended to the players and coaches of the Southern Columbia Area Football Team on being named the best Small School football team in the nation! The Tigers also earned this title in 2018. The recognition was bestowed by High School Football America (HSFA) which ranks teams at a national, regional and state level using a proprietary algorithm.

Eight Tigers Named to All-State Team

The Pennsylvania Football Writers announced their annual All-State Football Teams during Winter Recess with Julian Fleming, Gaige Garcia, Gavin Garcia, Cal Haladay, Lear Quinton, Cole Schankweiler, Max Tillet and Preston Zachman being named to the

Season's Greetings!

May this holiday season be everything you wish, for you and your loved ones! On behalf of the Southern Columbia Area School District we wish you a joyous holiday season. May the new year bring you good health, happiness,and success!

Special Features

Southern Columbia is engaged in a yearlong initiative to Soar into Space in hopes of being chosen as a downlink site for a live feed emanating from the International Space Station. If chosen, students and staff will be afforeded the unique opportunity to speak with the astronauts currently on the space station sometime in spring 2020. To help the District's application stand out among the rest, Literacy Specialist Lindy Novak and Library Manager Amanda Noblit, have created a set activities and events.Learn More

The Take 5 to Save Lives program outlines 5 things that we can all do to work together to prevent suicide.The campaign encourages everyone to take five minutes out of their day to complete five prevention-focused action steps: 1. Learn the Signs: Take a few minutes to learn the warning signs of suicide. 2. Know How to Help- Know what to say and do if someone you know is struggling.3. Practice Self-Care- MLearn More

Online registration is now open for new students entering the Southern Columbia District.  Please use this link to begin the process, or choose the About SCA tab on our main webpage.  We encourLearn More