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.
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!
ACT Online Prep
- Click here to view instructions for logging on to the ACT Online Prep Program (English III, Biology, Algebra II). If you have any difficulty logging in, please contact the teacher for which the assignment was given.
News & Announcements
- Five students were recently named to Harlan County School District’s Frank Brittain Academic and Athletic Hall of Fame.
- The HCHS Prom (Once Upon a Time) is Saturday, May 6th. Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, January 11th and can be purchased in room 122. Tickets are $50 and can only be bought before school, during first period and during lunch.
- The Harlan County High School Army JROTC has been volunteering at a distribution center in Sevier County, Tenn., an area ravaged by raging and deadly forest fires. The cadets are led by Senior Army Instructor Tim McElyea, MAJ(RET).
- This year the Harlan County High School Marching Black Bears started off the season with the Harlan Daily Enterprise Reader’s Choice award for the Best Local High School Band. The band directors are Alex Britton, Kevin Shepherd, Jeremy Bell, and Felicia Shepherd.
- The Harlan County High School Dance Team recently held a dance camp for children. They performed at halftime of the Black Bears football game.
- Scotty Farmer of Harlan County High School recently attended a highly competitive and very challenging four and half week academic residential program at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.
- Local partnership promoting school bus safety to motorists - Independent and county school districts, county government take part in campaign
- 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!”
- Natalie Middleton, a senior at Harlan County High School, has been named the Bank of Harlan’s Outstanding Student Citizen of the Month for August.
- Jared Sizemore, a senior at Harlan County High School, has been named the Bank of Harlan Outstanding Student Citizen of the Month for October.
- David Turner, a senior at Harlan County High School, has been named the Bank of Harlan Outstanding Student Citizen of the Month for November.
- William Bowling, a senior at Harlan County High School, has been named the Bank of Harlan Outstanding Student Citizen of the Month for December.
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.