Student Registration Process

Enrolling a Student
To be eligible for enrollment in Southern Columbia Area schools, students must reside within the boundaries of the Southern Columbia Area School District. Non-resident students can attend by paying tuition. Tuition rates are determined by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and can be found at this link. They are subject to change each year.
All new student registrations should be started online prior to scheduling an appointment. Instructions on how to begin the student registration process online are found at the bottom of this page. If you do not have access to a computer, please call (570) 356-3459 to arrange for the use of a school computer on our campus and/or to make an appointment to complete the registration process.  This office, and the registration process, is open year round. 
At your appointment you will need to bring the following documents:
  • Official birth certificate of student.
  • Immunization records (you can get a copy of your child’s immunization records from the school you are leaving or from your child’s physician).
  • Pennsylvania driver’s license indicating the address within the District
  • Proof of Residence in Southern Columbia Area School District
Homeowners must submit a deed for a residential property within the District and Renters must submit a lease or notarized affidavit from the homeowner showing occupancy of a residence within the District. In addition, one (1) of the following must be provided:
  • Tax return indicating the address within the district
  • Current check stub for wages, public assistance, social security or other source of income indicating the address within the district
  • Payment or proof of liability for payment for municipal or school district taxes for an improved property within the district.
  • Current utility bill indicating payment for a utility due to occupancy of a residence within the district
Required Immunizations 
- 4 doses of tetanus, diptheria, and acelluar pertussis* (1 dose on or after the 4th birthday)
- 4 doses of polio (4th dose on or after 4th birthday and at least 6 months after the previous dose given)**

- 2 doses of measles, mumps, rubella ***

- 3 doses of hepatitis B

- 2 doses of varicella (chickenpox) or evidence of immunity

*Usually given as DTP or DTaP or if medically advisable, DT or Td

**A fourth dose is not necessary if the third dose was administered at age 4 years or older and at least 6 months after the previous dose

***Usually given as MMR

FOR ATTENDANCE IN 7th GRADE- 1 dose of tetanus, diptheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) and 1 dose of meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV) is required before the first day of 7th grade.

FOR ATTENDANCE IN 12th GRADE- 1 dose of MCV that was given at 16 years of age or older is required before the first day of 12th grade.

ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, unless the child has a medical or religious/philosophical exemption, a child must have had the above vaccinations or risk exclusion. 

Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten registration for next school year is conducted in the G.C. Hartman Elementary School during the spring.  Specific dates will be announced.  Please call the elementary office at (570) 356-3252 for more information. Kindergarten pupils must be five (5) years old before September 1 of the current year.
Online Registration
Parents and guardians can get a head start on the student registration process using the District's online registration portal. In order to use the online system you will need to create a registration account.  In order to complete the Online Registration Form, you must first have a personal email account so that a registration password can be set and emailed to you.  If you would like to create a free Gmail account, please click here
Directions for Using the Online Registration Portal (Note: this account is use for registration purposes only)
1. Logon to (or use the shortcut links below these directions)
2. On the bottom left of the page select "Create New Account"
3. Enter basic account information (last name, first name, email, etc.) and submit
4. You will promptly receive a confirmation email
5. Open confirmation email and click on the link supplied
6. Confirm your email and password
7. Upon activation go back to the original registration login screen
8. Login using the email and password you just activated 
9. Click on the "Create" Tab to start a new online registration form
10. Enter the requested information on each page
11. When all pages are completed click "submit"
Online Registration Shortcut Links
  • Click Here to create an online registration account. A verification email will be sent from If you don’t see the email in your inbox, you may want to check your Junk Email Folder. (If you already have an account you can log in here.)


Withdrawal Procedure
Pupils moving from the Southern Columbia Area School District should inform the appropriate office at least three (3) days in advance.  Parents/legal guardians are required to complete a withdrawal form prior to the students last day of attendance. For more infomation please call:
G.C. Hartman Elementary Center- (570) 356-3452
Middle School- (570) 356-3400
High School- (570) 356-3499
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