Harlan County High

Home of the Black Bears




Slide 1 jFlow Plus Harlan County High School
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: Girls Volleyball, Football (Varsity, JV & Freshmen)

- Club Day Schedule for 2015 - 2016

- The staff at Harlan County High School will utilize Blackboard/CourseSites which provides for online course creation and adds a web–based component to their courses. This elearning platform allows the instructors to post and update course material, interact with students and parents, promote collaboration and will be utilized for NTI (Non-Traditional Instruction) days. To enroll into a course, each student will be required to first create a student account. Please visit our Staff Documents page for more information.

- Applications for membership in the National Honor Society are available to Juniors and Seniors through September 17th.  Students must have a GPA of at least 3.5 to apply.  See Ms. Carruba for more information.

- The Harlan County Walking Club walks on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10:00-11:30 on the indoor track at Harlan County High School.  Free and open to the public.  All ages are welcome.  Walk, jog, or run at your own pace.  Walking Club is open all year round, except for snow days and holidays.  Enter at the top gym entrance (4 brick columns facing U.S. 119).  For more information, contact: Cecilia Adams, Community Education Director for Harlan County Schools at 606-573-4330, x2061 or cecilia.adams@harlan.kyschools.us.

- Hensley Receives Award

- HCHS pair makes all-national choir; to perform on historic opry stage

- Harlan County High School’s Cameron Carmical recently was named a Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Ambassador and participated in the HOBY summit held on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond in June.

- Lewis Honored for 13 Years of Perfect Attendance

 

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.

  • 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!