Southern Columbia Area School District

  • 812 Southern Drive | Catawissa, PA

  • High School students pose with Nigerian artist and ambassador Ibiyinka Alao.

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Honor Societies Induct New Members

On November 15th, the Induction Ceremony of the Southern Columbia Area Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society (grades 8-9) and the National Honor Society (grades 10-12) was held, welcoming 79 new members.

A Seasonal and Year-round Student Favorite!

Apple cider was November's Fresh Food of the Month and it proved to be a popular choice among the District's K-12 students as 46 gallons of the local favorite was consumedl  The monthly fresh food campaign provides students access to nutritious, high quality, local food, free of charge, typically during lunch periods.

French-Speaking Festival Proves to be Challenging and Fun!

Students enrolled in Mrs. Lauren Day's French 2 course recently visited Susquehanna University to spend a day immersed in interactive, French-speaking activities. The activities, organized by the University's French 301: Advanced Conversation and Phonetics, were a part of The Fifth Annual Journée de la Francophonie: An Interactive Day for Francophone Activities and French Conversations. The annual French-speaking festival gives students an opportunity to practice speaking French publicly and spontaneously.

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High School Events

  • 19 nov

    Powder Puff Games Set for Noon Kickoff!

    Sun, 11/19/2017 The Annual Power Puff games sponsored by SCA's Varsity Club will be held this afternoon beginning at 12:00 noon. The first game will feature the freshmen vs. the sophomores followed by the juniors vs. seniors! The games will be played at Tiger Stadium with a $2.00 admission fee charged. In conjunction with the games, there will be a canned food drive in support of local food banks. Canned food items can be dropped off in the HS Cafeteria prior to the games.

  • 20 nov

    Board of Education Meeting

    Mon, 11/20/2017 The Southern Columbia Area School District Board of Directors will hold a regular meeting for general purposes beginning at 7:30 PM in the District Office Conference Room. The public is welcome to attend.

  • 20 nov

    Parent-Teacher Conferences

    Mon, 11/20/2017 This is a non-instructional day with no classes for students.  Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held according to pre-scheduled appointments.

  • 20 nov

    Curriculum Committee Meeting

    Mon, 11/20/2017 The Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Committee will meet this evening beginning at  6:30 PM in the District Office Conference Room. This is a public meeting.

  • 20 nov

    Activities Committee Meeting

    Mon, 11/20/2017 The Activities Committee will meet this evening at 6:45 PM in the HIgh School Office Conference Room. This is a public meeting.

  • 21 nov

    Parent-Teacher Conferences Continue

    Tue, 11/21/2017 he second day of Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held according to pre-scheduled appointments.There is no school for students.

  • 24 nov

    Don't Forget to Make a Reservation for the Annual Senior Citizen Holiday Meal!

    Fri, 11/24/2017 The Middle School will be sponsoring the Senior Citizen Holiday Meal on Thursday, November 30, 2017. The meal begins at 5:00 PM in the High School Cafeteria. To make a reservation please call  (570) 356-3400.

  • 30 nov

    Today is the School Board Vacancy Application Deadline

    Thu, 11/30/2017 Residents of the Southern Columbia Area School District who wish to apply for a vacant seat on the Board of Education can do so by submitting a letter of interest and resume to Tresa Britch, Board Secretary, by today, which is the application deadline. The information can be e-mailed to or mailed/dropped off to the District Office located at 800 Southern Drive, Catawissa, Pa. 17820.

  • 05 dec

    Winter Keystone Exams

    Tue, 12/05/2017 The Algebra 1 Winter Keystone Exams will be administered today and tomorrow.

  • 07 dec

    Biology Keystone Exams

    Thu, 12/07/2017 The Winter Biology Keystone Exams will be administered today and tomorrow.

Special Features

Parents and other school community members are encouraged to share their viewpoints about key educational issues, particularly those concerning digital learning and the use of technology to support future ready schools, by participating in the Speak Up Project for Digital Learning, facilitated by Project Tomorrow.  The annual national research project gives education stakeholders the opportunity to ensure their voice is heard not only at Southern Columbia, but at the state and national level as findings are summarized aLearn More

Take a look back at the summer 2017 facility renovation projects and check on the progress of the Tiger Stadium project via Sway's storyline. Summer projects through August 27, 2017. Tiger Stadium- Start to PresentBefore and After PicturesLearn More

Southern Columbia Area High School eaned lifetime status as National Blue Ribbon School in 2016, being named a National Blue Ribbon School for Exemplary High Performing School. Click the link to read more about the school's National Blue Ribbon Schools award recognition. Learn More