Harlan County High

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Harlan County High School Building 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
Harlan County High School Gymnasium Compete

"Winning isn't everything, but the will to win is everything"
-Vince Lombardi
Harlan County High School Atrium Dream Big
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.

- School Calendar

- Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct

- HCHS Student Handbook Changes/Modifications

- HCHS Athletic Schedules: Cross Country, Varsity Football, JV and Freshman Football, Volleyball

- HCHS Cross Country teams sweep home meet

- 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.

- HC grad, KY HOBY alum says participation in global summit ‘life altering’ experience

- 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!”

 

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.

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  • Harlan County High School

    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

  • Harlan County High School Front Intrance

    Determination

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


    -Anthony Robbins

  • Harlan County High School Auditorium

    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!

  • Harlan County High School Academic Team
  • Harlan County High School Band
  • Harlan County High School Art
  • Harlan County High School Choir