School Board mtg 7:30 pm

Mon, 01/13/2014

The Southern Columbia Area School District Board of Directors will hold a meeting for general purposes in High School Library beginning at 7:30 p.m.  The public is welcome to attend.

Presidents' Day Observed

Snow Make-Up Day

Mon, 06/09/2014

This is a snow make-up day. Schools will be in session.

Snow Make-Up Day

Fri, 06/06/2014

This is a snow make-up day. Schools will be in session. Web Portal Now Active

A web portal that will allow parents to access their children’s current account balances and review what their children have been buying in the school cafeteria is now available. In the coming months new features will be added including the ability of parents to make online payments into their child's cafeteria account. In order to use the website, parents must create an account.

Facilities and Finance Committee Meetings

Thu, 02/06/2014

The Facilities and Finance Committees will meet today at 5:30 PM in the District Office Conference Room. These meetings were originally scheduled for Monday but were cancelled due to Monday's storm.

Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament

Sat, 02/01/2014

The second annual Coaches vs. Cancer basketball tournament between rivals Mount Carmel Area and Southern Columbia Area will take place at the Mount Carmel Area High School gym.  Tipoff for the boys JV team is at 3 p.m., JV girls at 4:30 p.m., varsity boys at 6 p.m. and varsity girls at 7:30 p.m. In addition to the matchups on the court, there will be raffles and other events throughout the day to raise money for the American Cancer Society.

Columbia County Chorus

Fri, 01/31/2014

The Columbia County Chorus Concert will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the High School Auditorium.

High School Gymnasium to be named after beloved Educator and Coach

On Tuesday, February 4th, prior to the start of the Boys Varsity Basketball game against Selinsgrove Area High School, highly-respected and beloved retired educator and coach, Charles T. Nesbitt, will be feted in a ceremony announcing the naming of the new gymnasium in his honor. The ceremony is slated to begin at 7:20 PM. Family, friends, former players and colleagues of Mr.

Board of Education News

Congratulations are extended to Thomas Reich who was recently appointed to fill the vacant Region I (Ralpho Township) seat on the Southern Columbia Area Board of Education.   With Mr. Reich's appointment, SCA's Board now consists of eight members. One Region II seat is still available. If you are a resident of Catawissa Borough or Catawissa Township and have a desire to serve as a school director, please contact Board Secretary Tresa Britch ( or Superintendent Paul Caputo (

Special Features

The "SCA Spotlight" features events, stories, and many talents that makes the Southern Columbia Area School District so special!! Come take a look at all the great things happening in the District! Learn More

An information and resource page pertaining to the school budgeting process has been created and can be found by clicking on this link. Originally published to explain the 2014-2015, budgeting process, it will be updated and applied to future budgeting processes too.Learn More