ELA PSSA Test for Grades 5 and 6

Tue, 04/04/2017 - Thu, 04/06/2017

The ELA PSSA test will be administered to students in grades 5 and 6 April 4th through April 6th.

Grades 3 and 4 Begin ELA PSSA Tests Today

Tue, 04/04/2017 - Fri, 04/07/2017

The Englis Language Arts (ELA) PSSA test will be administered to Third and Fourth Grade students beginning today. ELA testing will continue through Friday, April 7th.

Idol Competition Provides Students Inspiration!

While students rarely view test-taking as fun, G.C. Hartman Elementary Center's students typically look forward to the administration of Pennsylvania's standardized tests as this also means it's time for the annual PSSA Idol competition!

SCA in the News: Southern SAT Scores Are Above State Average

Recently, the Sunbury Daily Item published a story regarding student performance on the SATs. Of the twelve schools studied, Southern Columbia was among the six which finished above the state average. Click here to read the story.

Activities Committee Will Meet Tonight

Mon, 04/24/2017

The Activities Committee will meet this evening at 6:45 PM in the HIgh School Office Conference Room. This is a public meeting.

Curriculum Committee to Meet this Evening

Mon, 04/24/2017
The Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Committee will meet this evening beginning at  6:30 p.m. in the Curriculum Office. This is a public meeting.

Southern Columbia Community Foundation Has Formed!

A group of dedicated volunteers has formed an educational foundation whose goal is to enhance educational opportunities for Southern Columbia Area's students and staff. The group's 501 (c) (3) paperwork filed in February 2017, has been approved, and it is now recognized as a nonprofit organization known as the Southern Columbia Community Foundation. The SCCF has begun to hold regular board and committee meetings and has been devoting much time planning and implementing initatives which will benefit the District's educational programs.

Budget Season Brings Focus on Fiscal Matters

A study on school funding and spending released in March 2017, Spending Impact on Student Performance: A Rural Perspective, reports that Southern Columbia lacks adequate state funding. The report concludes that Southern Columbia needs to receive a 54.3% increase in state funding in order to receive its fair share of the money being allocated to Pennsylvania's schools.

HS Algebra I Keystone Exam Testing Begins Today

Tue, 05/23/2017 - Wed, 05/24/2017
The High School Algebra I Keystone Exam will be administered today and tomorrow.

Keystone Lit Exam Begins Today

Fri, 05/19/2017 - Mon, 05/22/2017
The High School Literature Exam will be administered today and Monday, May 22nd.

Special Features

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

Keep up-to-date on Southern Columbia Area School District news- from a student perspective- by watching the latest edition of the award-winning, TigerNews Daybreak Live.Learn More

An information and resource page pertaining to issues which influence the school budgeting process has been created and can be found by clicking on this link.Learn More