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Anyone having questions or needing assistance in enrolling a youth placed in Foster Care within the Harlan County Public School System please contact: Gina Stewart, Foster Care Contact, Harlan County Public Schools, 606-574-2020 (ext 3530)
Lincoln Memorial University has offered to allow any HCHS junior or senior to enroll in Biology 151 Gross Anatomy totally free of charge. This will be dual credit class. Students must have a 3.2 GPA. If you are interested in taking this class in the fall, you must contact your counselor at HCHS by August 4, 2020. HCHS can address questions you may have concerning the class.
Harlan County High School is pleased to announce that honors classes for freshmen and sophomores will be available for virtual learning. Virtual learning registration is taking place Wednesday, August 5th and Thursday, August 6th at the school between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
For information about Virtual School, please visit our 'Virtual School' page located at You will find announcements, letters and guidance, Odyssware logins, family and staff resources, school contact information and more.
Harlan County High School Dual Credit Sign-Ups and Black Board Training Friday, August 21st: All 11 & 12 grade students that are registered for DC classes must make an appointment to attend these training sessions by calling 606-574-2020 Ext. 3500 prior to Friday, August 21st. Note: Attached is an online admissions form from Southeast Community & Technical College. In order to take Dual Credit Classes, all NEW students to the DC program must apply for admissions to KCTCS (admissions form does not apply to students who were enrolled in DC classes during the 2019-2020 school year). Please fill application out and submit it before Friday, August 21st. If you have problems or concerns, a southeast representative will be here to assist you on Friday.
Harlan County High School Vocational Sign-Ups Wednesday, August 26th: All 11 & 12 grade students that are registered for Vocational classes that will be returning to in-person classes after September 28th must attend an orientation at Kentucky Career and Technical College on the Harlan Campus on Wednesday, August 26th. To schedule an appointment, contact Heather Lewis at 606-589-3026 by Tuesday August 25th.
Harlan County Schools Food Service is pleased to announce plans to provide meals to our students during the on- going pandemic. Click here for more details and to sign up for meal delivery or pick up. Five days of breakfasts and and lunches will be available for delivery or pick up on Mondays while students attend virtually. As always, if you have questions you can contact Central Office. A form should be completed for each child enrolled in the Harlan County School District. If unable to complete the online survey, please contact your school office at your earliest convenience to schedule your meal delivery/pick up. More detailed information is included in the link provided.
CHROMEBOOK DISTRIBUTION INFORMATION - The Harlan County Public Schools will begin distributing limited electronic devices on Monday, August 24th, to students and families who have no access for the virtual learning program.
Harlan County Schools Superintendent Brent Roark and a team of administrators, students, a teacher and a parent will hold a Facebook live discussion on Tuesday, August 25th at 11 a.m. about the district’s back to school plans. The broadcast will also be recorded and available for viewing at your convenience. “We realize that our students, parents and staff have questions about the upcoming school year. It begins virtually on August 31st,” said Roark. “We’ve never started a school year without parents and students meeting with their teachers in advance at open house and reporting to classes on the first day of school,” he said. “We know we will have a few bumps, but we want to make this experience as easy as possible. Therefore, I believe it is imperative that we take advantage of this opportunity to share important information everyone needs to know." The discussion will include various topics all designed to assist you in understanding what will be taking place as classes begin. As always, anyone with specific questions should contact their child’s school.


The Harlan County Board of Education declined to raise the district’s property tax rate during the August meeting last week.
Brent Chitwood, a 20-year veteran of the Harlan County Public Schools Technology Department, has been named the district’s director of technology/chief information officer.
COVID-19 Guidelines for High School Football---Home Events
Board Approves In-Person Classes
Hall & Saylor to Staff Technology Help Desk
Food Services: CACFP Enrichment Opportunity
2021 Governor’s Scholars Program: Completed Applications are due to Mrs. Reynolds by December 16, 2020
2020 Harlan Co. Public Schools 5th-6th & 7th-8th Girls Basketball Schedule
Meal procedures will change beginning Monday, September 28, 2020. It is our goal to serve all students as best as possible by continuing with meal programs for all students. With the return to in-person learning for some students and others remaining on virtual at home learning the following delivery methods will begin: Students who will remain on virtual at home should be at their bus stops on Tuesday afternoons to get seven days of (14) meals. The buses will leave the schools at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Students who are returning to in person learning Monday will receive meals at school on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. They will also report to their bus stop on Tuesdays to get meals for Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. For students who are picked up at school or those who drive to and from HCHS, meals are available for pickup when leaving on Monday afternoons. These meals will be for Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. (Hot meals will be served at school on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.)
Dual Credit Workshop: The workshop will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 6th at 6:30 pm in room 327 at Harlan County High School. Junior/Senior students or their parents are encouraged to attend.
HCHS Scholarship Memo #1, WYMT Student Achiever Application, MC, Ralph Gabbard and Toney Turner Application Forms
Your county school nurses and nurse practitioners want to remind you that we are available to help with your whole family’s health care needs. The clinic at Harlan County High School is open Monday - Friday from 8:00-5:00. In clinic visits are available for all HCPS staff and students. TELEHEALTH VISITS ARE AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE. Click HERE for more information!


2020 Harlan Co. Public Schools 5th-6th & 7th-8th Girls Basketball Schedule 10-6-20 Update
Congratulations to HCHS Mathematics Teacher Greg Longworth and UK Lady Cat Blair Green on the Extra Yard for Teachers award.
Superintendent Brent Roark today announced the appointments of Bristol Belcher and Brett Johnson to assistant superintendents, effective October 26.
2020-2021 Harlan County High School Superlatives online voting now through November 12th. Students must log in to vote using their Harlan County student email address and password (these are the same credentials used to log in to Chromebooks). Students may only vote once. Duplicate votes (and votes cast with a non-student email address) will be discarded. After voting, you will receive an email confirmation. All votes will be kept confidential and names will only be used to ensure that no duplicates are counted. The link for the survey is:
HCHS Scholarship Memo #2
Sheriff's Deputy, Chris Brewer, keeps everyone safe at Black Mountain Elementary on Halloween!
Mrs. Courtney Huebner’s 4th grade class pledged to stay Drug Free, with the Support of Black Mtn. Elementary new FYRSC Coordinator Melissa Owens.


JV Challenge of the Kentucky Governor's Cup
Harlan County Teachers Publish Spanish Textbook; Focus on Appalachian Region


The Harlan County High School FCS Program would like to personally invite you participate in the 7th Annual Family and Consumer Sciences Day on Thursday, December 3, 2020.
HCHS Scholarship Memo #3 , Kentucky Federation of Republican Women Scholarship
The deadline for 2021 Governor’s Scholar applications has been extended. GSP applications will now be due in the HCHS counselor’s office by twelve noon on January 11, 2021.


HCHS Scholarship Memo #4, Loyall Alumni Scholarship, UK Student Athletic Trainer Application, UK What is an Athletic Trainer Information Sheet
HCHS Scholarship Memo #5


2021 Harlan County Community Scholarship Cover Letter, Application, Permission Form
HCHS Scholarship Memo #6, Mission of Hope Cover Letter and Scholarship, Commercial Bank Life Made Better Scholarship Cover Letter, Ed Miracle Cover Letter and Application
HCHS Scholarship Memo #7, Operation UNITE Scholarship Application, Harlan Co. Conservation J. Clarke Metcalfe Scholarship Application


Patriots middle school baseball tryouts for grades 6-8 will be Wednesday, March 3rd from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Patriots baseball field next to Harlan ARH and James A. Cawood Elementary School. All students must have a physical before trying out. Physicals can be done through the school nurse at each school. Physicals can be turned in the day of tryouts. Players will need a glove at tryouts.
All Harlan County High School juniors - whether enrolled in virtual or in-person - must report to the school on Tuesday, March 9th by 7:50 a.m. The ACT will be given this day. Buses will run on regular schedule. It will be a full day. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Students are encouraged to bring their Chromebooks.
HCHS Scholarship Memo #8, Cumberland Valley Electric Scholarship, Fred and Betty Jo Haas Scholarship, Clarissa Brigmon Scholarship, The Reecie Stagnolia Jr. Scholarship, The Frazier Foundation Scholarship
HCHS Scholarship Memo #9, Harlan County Farm Bureau Federation Scholarship Application, Harlan County Farm Bureau Agents Scholarship Application
HCHS Scholarship Memo #10, Hall High Alumni Application, Colonels Now, Harlan County COAL Scholarship Application
HCHS Scholarship Memo #11, The Mary Emma and AF Whitfield Application
2021-2022 Harlan County High School Pre-Registration
Students in Mrs. Lindsey Rich's Introduction to Engineering Design Class at Harlan County High School are seen disassembling various products. Students are learning to analyze the components that make up a product to better understand function, design, and structure.


HCHS Scholarship Memo #12 A, B
HCHS Scholarship Memo #13, Loyall American Legion Scholarship Program
HCHS Scholarship Memo #14, Justin Napier Scholarship Application
HCHS Scholarship Memo #15, Mike Bowling Memorial Scholarship Application
HCHS Scholarship Memo #16, Jackson Propane Plus Scholarship Application


Southeast President Dr. Vic Adams would like to congratulate Harlan County High School graduates. Now that you have reached this important milestone, it is time to think about your next steps. Congratulations Class of 2021!


2021-22 Summer Professional Development Calendar
Harlan County Public Schools Free Breakfast and Lunch Notification Letter, Emergency Broadband Benefit

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