On a gold color metal and enameled device 1 3/13 inch (2.86 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield reversed blazoned: Triparted, to dexter chief Crimson an Atomic symbol Or, to sinister chief Sable enhanced point to chief a delta above a mullet of the second, in base Argent an eagle Volant Or. Attached above the shield, a Black scroll conjoined to the top and inscribed "ESPRIT DE CORPS" in gold letters. Attached below the shield, a Black scroll conjoined to the bottom and inscribed "COLUMBIA" in gold letters.
Columbia High School is named after the Space Shuttle Columbia, and also serves as a memorial to the men and women that bravely ventured in the heavens. Crimson and gold are the school colors. Crimson is symbolic of the courage of cadets as leaders in the school and the community and black signifies the determination to succeed in all endeavors, gold signifies pride and strength, white represents purity and truth. The Eagle is the school's mascot and reflects the pride, honor and loyalty of the cadet's military training.
The shoulder loop insignia was authorized 13 February 2012.