Harlan County High

Home of the Black Bears




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Founded 2008

"In response to those who say to stop dreaming and face reality...I say keep dreaming and make reality."
-Kristian Kan
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"Winning isn't everything, but the will to win is everything"
-Vince Lombardi
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When our students walk down our halls, we want them to feel a sense of belonging and pride.

"Go confident in the direction of your dream...Live your life the way you've imagined."
-Henry David Thoreau


Welcome

The administration and staff of Harlan County High would like to welcome each student and their parents to our school. This is an exciting time for us as we enter another year of existence and continue to offer many new courses and facets to learning in a ‘state of the art’ educational setting. Our curriculum has been established to prepare our students for a smooth transition into the workforce, armed forces, technical or college education. It is our desire that all students become an active school member; our high school offers many sports and extracurricular activities to meet the needs of ALL our students.

 

About Us

Harlan County High School is located between the historical mountain chains of Pine Mountain and Black Mountain. HCHS is a centrally located, modern facility with 1,300 students in grades 9-12 unifying the communities along the Clover Fork, Martin’s Fork, and the Poor Fork rivers. This facility brings educational opportunities for Harlan County’s students into the 21st Century, providing them with the tools necessary for competing for jobs in today’s global economy. Read More!

 

News & Announcements

For a complete listing of announcements and news related to HCHS, please visit the Harlan County Public Schools News page and the HCHS Bear Tracks School Newspaper.

- 2015 - 2016 School Calendar

- Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct

- Athletic Schedules: Boys Baseball, Girls Softball

- Senior Honors Night will be held in the HCHS Auditorium on Thursday, May 12th at 6:00 pm.

- The Harlan County High School Bookstore is now online and is your “One Stop Shop” for spirit clothing and spirit accessories.  The Bookstore also offers a variety of school supplies, snacks and designer shirts for any occasion.  In addition, there are pullovers that are suited for any event.  Come and visit the Black Bear Bookstore and support the legendary “Black Bears!”

- PT Pros in Harlan will be offering free athletic screenings (sports  physicals) on Friday, May 13, 2016 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The screenings will be at the PT Pros clinic located next to Harlan Cinema 4 and BB&T. Screenings are for student athletes who will be in grades 5-12 during the 2016-2017 school year. Participants should bring a copy of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association sports physical form with them for this screening. The clinics are sponsored by PT Pros and the Clover Fork Clinic. An updated sports physical is required annually to participate in athletics in the Harlan County School District.

- HHS, HCHS seniors honored during scholarship banquet

- Harlan County students Breanna Epperson and Bronwyn Haynes have been named 2016 Rogers Scholars

- Couch, Reynolds Receive DAR Awards

- Emily Perkins, a sophomore at Harlan County High School, recently won second place in scenario writing as part of the Kentucky Governor's Cup competition in Louisville

- Area high school students went up against a team of “Sharks” recently to present ideas for local business development

- Members of the Harlan County High School Community Problem Solving Team display their citations from Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes naming them Commonwealth Ambassadors.

- Three inducted into HCPS Brittain Hall of Fame

- The Harlan County High School Dance team recently competed in the Bluegrass Classic Cheer and Dance competition.  They placed first in both pom and hip hop dance categories.   

- HC choral students among 673 Students from 49 States and Territories performing in National Honors Choir

- To Honor Veterans Day, the Honor Guard and the HCHS Color Guard visited Green Hills Elementary School to demonstrate the folding of the flag and talk to students about the true meaning of a Veteran.

- HCHS takes top honors in academic competition

- The National Honor Society of Harlan County High School recently conducted a group service project for Christ’s Hands

- The senior membership of the Harlan County High School Chapter of the National Honor Society recently held elections for officers.

- The Harlan County High School Marching Band “the small band, with a big sound,” performed their best show on Saturday October 31, 2015 (on Halloween). 

- East Kentucky students want investment to launch region's post-coal economy 

- Jordan Smith, former HCHS student and Season 9 winner of the Voice, returns home: Harlan Daily, WKYT, WBIR


Below are some of Jordan's performances on Season 9 of NBC's, "The Voice". Harlan County High School is very excited for Jordan and proud to call him one of our own!
- Blind Audition - Chandelier - Who You Are - Climb Every Mountain
The Voice
- Set Fire to the Rain - Hallelujah - Without You
- Halo - Somebody to Love - Jordan Smith Wins 'The Voice"
- Like I Can - God Only Knows  
- Great Is Thy Faithfulness - Mary, Did You Know  

 

Student of the Month

- Katelyn Reynolds, a senior at Harlan County High School, has been named The Bank of Harlan Outstanding Student Citizen of the Month for August.

- Whitney Barger, a senior at Harlan County High School, has been named The Bank of Harlan Outstanding Student Citizen of the Month for September.

- Braydan Roark, a junior at Harlan County High School, has been named The Bank of Harlan Outstanding Student Citizen of the Month for October.

- Rhett Alred, a junior at Harlan County High School, has been named the Bank of Harlan's Outstanding Student Citizen of the Month for November.

- Cameron Carmical, a junior at Harlan County High School, has been named the Bank of Harlan's Outstanding Student Citizen of the Month for December.

- Andrew Hensley, a senior at Harlan County High School, has been named the Bank of Harlan's Outstanding Student Citizen of the Month for January. 

- Madyson Bennett, a junior at Harlan County High School, has been selected as the Bank of Harlan's Outstanding Student Citizen of the Month for February.

- Alisha Lyric Rhymer, a senior at Harlan County High School, has been selected as the Bank of Harlan's Outstanding Student Citizen of the Month for March.

- Logan Burris, a senior at Harlan County High School, has been selected as the Bank of Harlan's Outstanding Student Citizen of the Month for April.

- Damon Napier, a senior at Harlan County High School, has been selected as the Bank of Harlan's Outstanding Student Citizen of the Month for May.

 

Scholarship Opportunities

Important Scholarship opportunities for the current school year will be posted below and on our guidance page as they become available. All files will open as .pdf documents. If you don't have Adobe Reader, you can click HERE to download the most current version. Be sure to check back often and review each document closely as application deadlines must be met.

- Senior Scholarship Teacher Letter - Memo #6 - February 9, 2016 - Memo #12 - April 8, 2016
- Memo #1 - September 15, 2015 - Memo #7 - March 17, 2016 - Memo #13 - April 26, 2016
- Memo #2 - November 9, 2015 - Memo #8 - March 21, 2016
- Memo #3 - January 6, 2016 - Memo #9 - March 22, 2016
- Memo #4 - February 1, 2016 - Memo #10 - March 23, 2016
- Memo #5 - February 2, 2016 - Memo #11 - April 4, 2016
  • Creativity

    "Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where the teacher and pupil are located in the same individual"


    -Arthur Koestler

  • Determination

    "Determination is the wake-up call to the human will"


    -Anthony Robbins

  • Imagine

    "Every child is born blessed with a vivid imagination. But just as muscle grows flabby with disuse, so the bright imagination of a child pales in later years if he ceases to exercise it."


    -Walt E. Disney


Public Notice

No person shall, on the basis of race, color, national origin, residence, religion, sex, disabling condition, age, or marital status, be excluded from participating in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination in any educational program, activity of, or employment practice by the Harlan County School System in compliance with Title VI, Title IX, and Section 504.

Mission

Harlan County High School is committed to educate every student to a high level, accept no excuses for failure, and understand the value of hard work by students and staff. Our culture of success will support systems in the school that encourage and even reward hard work.

We are HC!