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Information Numbers added at HCHS:
Now you have the opportunity to call and receive cancellation information from Harlan County High School. Two numbers are available to access up-to-date information about the School, Clubs, Activities, Sporting Events and more at HCHS. To access general closing/cancellation information on Clubs, School, Activities, and Meetings call (606) 574-2099. For Athletic Events and Practice cancellation call (606) 574-2098.

Announcements, Upcoming and Current Events:
- Students who are sixteen (16) or seventeen (17) years old and become academically deficient or deficient in attendance shall be reported to the Transportation Cabinet for driver’s license, permit or driving privilege revocation. The following document will provide specific information regarding 'No Pass, No Drive': DRIVER’S LICENSE REVOCATION (.pdf, .htm)

- 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: Cathy York at 606.574.2020 Ext. 3514.



Employee Handbook
Code of Conduct
HCHS Student Handbook (Updated 11/14/19)
Bus Routes
Online Training: Restraint & Seclusion - Positive Behavior in Schools III: Bully Prevention
HCHS Boys Soccer
HCHS Football
HCHS Girls Soccer
HCHS Volleyball
Online Training: Restraint & Seclusion - Positive Behavior in Schools III: Bully Prevention
Harlan County schools open Wednesday; new policies, procedures in place for enhanced student health, safety
Board gives Superintendent Roark 'exemplary' on second year evaluation
Campbellsville University honors 197 teachers from 68 school districts in Excellence in Teaching Ceremony


HCHS Scholarship Memo #1
HCHS Scholarship Memo #2, Ralph Gabbard Memorial Broadcast Scholarship Application, Tony Turner Memorial Broadcast Scholarship Application, WYMT Mountain Classic Scholarship Application
Governor's Scholar Information, Governor's Scholar General Criteria
5th, 6th, 7th & 8th Boys Basketball Schedule
DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) essay opportunity for students in grades 9-12
Congratulations to Harlan County High School Student Athletes Kassydee Owens, Baili Boggs and Hunter Crain on being recognized by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association in the "Triple Threat Award" program.
Kathy Minor chosen to lead HCHS as Principal
Mrs. Helton and Mrs. Cottrell's second grade classes answered the essential question, "What are some things families like to do together?" They read about different families and the students created their own family trees.
Harlan County High School Project Lead The Way pre-engineering program recently studied the six simple machines -- lever, wheel and axle, pulleys, inclined plane, wedge, and screw -- and gears and sprockets.
Cumberland Elementary's 21st Century After School Program has begun for the 2019-2020 school year. Students receive a meal, homework help, and the opportunity to participate in various enrichment activities. The program runs from 2:40-5:05 Monday-Thursday and transportation home is provided.
The Harlan County High School Marching Band attended the North Laurel High School Marching Invitational this past Saturday, September 14th in London. The band finished first place in class AA and also received best percussion in class AA.
Administration in place at HCHS
Black Mountain 6th grade students playing “Battleship” to practice using the periodic table of elements.
Black Mountain seventh grade students practice collecting data in order to support a claim by measuring the bubble size produced by different soap brands.
JROTC Raider Meet
8th grade students at Black Mountain designed and constructed roller coasters to test the relationship between kinetic & potential energy to speed & position.
Congratulations to Harlan County Public School teachers Amy Cottrell and Rachel Yost on obtaining their National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification. Last fall, Cottrell, a primary teacher at Wallins Elementary, and Yost, a primary teacher at Rosspoint, completed a three-year program to achieve a Teacher Leader master’s degree from Morehead State University.
Several Wallins primary teachers recently hosted one (of four throughout the year) Reading/Math night for parents and students K-3.
HCHS Scholarship Memo #3, KSBA First Degree Scholarship Program
Morgan Blakley, a senior at Harlan County High School, is the Monticello Banking Company’s Student Citizen Award Recipient for September.
Cawood Elementary had their first “Girls Nite” for our Middle School students on September 26th from 6:00 until 7:30. They were treated to manicures and snacks. There were 25 girls in attendance. It was a night full of fun.


Schools across the district and Commonwealth are seeing stars as results of the Kentucky Department of Education’s new accountability system have been released.
HCHS Scholarship Memo #4
Students from the Harlan County FFA attended the Regional Fall Field Day at Eastern Kentucky University Department of Agricultural Science in Richmond on October 16th.
The long hours of practice during the hot days of summer and the windy rainy days of fall are paying off for the Harlan County High School Band.
The Cawood Lady Comets completed a perfect 19-0 season by winning the 2019 Harlan Co. 4th / 5th & 6th grade championship at Harlan Co. High School last night.
The Kentucky Farm Bureau District 11 Youth & Variety Contest was October 22, 2019. Breanna Rhymer, a Junior at HCHS, sang beautifully in the Variety Contest, and Kiki Dean, a Junior at HCHS, gave an excellent speech. Caleb Ashley, Senior at HCHS, won the male speech and interview contest. Caleb gave an excellent speech on the importance of Honeybees to Agriculture. Harlan County Farm Bureau is very proud of all our contestants.
Red Ribbon Week - Students wore red to show their support of being drug free. They signed a big red ribbon stating that they commit to being drug free and living a healthy lifestyle. Cawood Elementary principal Ms. Sergent and FRYSC Coordinator Melissa Owens, presented the sign to Matt Cope, of the Harlan County Sheriff’s Department, on behalf of our students at Cawood Elementary School.
Veterans Day March


Wallins Elementary Primary celebrated the 50th day of school with some 50’s themed activities, ice cream floats, and a sock hop!
Staff from Green Hills on Halloween
Caleb Ashley presented at the KVEC Fire Reception in Louisville during the National Rural Education Association Conference.
Rogers Scholars Application
HCHS Boys Basketball Schedule, HCHS Girls Basketball Schedule
HCHS Scholarship Memo #5


HCHS Scholarship Memo #6, Lynch Alumni Scholarship, Lynch Alumni Application


HCHS Scholarship Memo #7, Ed Miracle Scholarship Application, Appalachian Wireless Scholarship Application
HCHS Scholarship Memo #8, Harlan Soil Conservation Scholarship Application, Jackson Propane Scholarship Application
HCHS Scholarship Memo #9, Cumberland Valley Electric Scholarship, I Am Unite Scholarship Packet
HCHS Scholarship Memo #10, EHSASA Application, Clarissa Brigmon Scholarship Application
HCHS Scholarship Memo #11, Mission of Home Scholarship Application, Hall Alumni Scholarship Application


HCHS Scholarship Memo #12, Agents Farm Bureau Scholarship Application, Farm Bureau Federation Scholarship Application, Need Based Scholarship Application, Commercial Bank Scholarship
HCHS Scholarship Memo #13, Harlan Community Scholarship Application
HCHS Scholarship Memo #14, Fred & Betty Jo Hass Scholarship, Loyall Alumni Scholarship, Whitfield Scholarship, SKCTC Scholarship


HCHS Scholarship Memo #15, The Frazier Foundation Scholarship, Reecie Stagnolia Jr. Memorial Scholarship, Mike Burke Scholarship


SKCTC Scholarship Application
SKCTC COVID-19 Contacts & Updates
As a result of the continued uncertainty around the COVID 19, The 2020 Harlan County Community Scholarship Banquet has been cancelled. However, scholarships will still be awarded to selected seniors from the class of 2020. Additionally, the scholarship application deadline has been extended to Thursday, April 30th, 2020. Scholarship applications must be submitted to School Guidance counselors on or before Thursday, April 30th, 2020.
Kindergarten Registration for the 2020 – 2021 School Year
HCHS ​2020-2021 Pre-Registration
HCHS ​2020 Graduation Ceremony Survey


Meals To You Application: English, Spanish
HCHS Scholarship Memo #16, Harlan Co. COAL Scholarship Application
Harlan County High School Link Crew Leader Application
Congratulations to the 2020 Graduates from Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College
Congratulations Class of 2020 from SKCTC President Dr. Vic Adams


SKCTC Freshman Orientation
Kentucky School Boards Association Proposed Policy Updates: The Harlan County Board of Education had their first reading on May 27, 2020 and will have a required second reading at the next meeting, special or regular.
2020-2021 HCPS Summer Professional Development Offerings

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