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Welcome to MHHS...Home of the Cougars!

Welcome to Mountain Heritage High School's online home. We hope that you find it useful and informative. MHHS is a rural consolidated high school located on the west end of Burnsville, the county seat. Burnsville was formed in 1833 and is home to Mount Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi River. MHHS opened in the fall of 1976 after merging Cane River High School, from the west end of the county, and East Yancey High School, from the east end of the county.

Our high school strives to deliver the highest quality education possible. We are proud of our strong academic programs, our many excellent co- and extracurricular activities that are available to the student body, and our outstanding athletic programs. MHHS is on a block schedule with classes meeting an average of 90 minutes each period. Students can select from over 100 courses via classroom instruction, virtual/online courses, or dual enrollment.

Please take the opportunity to get to know our administration, departments, and teachers by checking out Our Staff. Also, while you are here, look into what our Clubs and Athletics have to offer and check our online Calendar for upcoming events and information; spend some time watching our new student newscast - CougarCast, listening to the MHHS Podcast, created by our Media students, and viewing our online student newspaper, the Heritage Highlight, powered by our Student Ambassadors; take a look at grade level information provided by the Counseling Department and look over facts about our new Bullying Prevention Program. For information from our Schedules to Lunch Menus, or from Scholarship Information to Driving Directions, you'll find it all here on our website!

Our Mission Statement

Mountain Heritage High School strives to help all students to achieve their full potential as life-long learners and global citizens.

School Events


  • MHHS Dropout Rate Lowest in School History... Press Release from YCS April 2014 Board Meeting:MHHS Dropout Rate is Lowest in School History Mountain Heritage High School Principal Kevin Huskins reported at the regular meeting of the Yancey County Board of Education on April 7th that the Mountain Heritage High School dropout rate has just been announced for the March 2013-March 2014 timeframe and is the lowest in the school’s history. The previous dropout rate of just over 3% from March 2012-March 2013 improved to 1.6% for this past year. Across North Carolina the state average dropout rate dropped from 3.01% last year to 2.45% this year. Superintendent Tony Tipton stated, “While Yancey County Schools will continue to improve on that ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2014, 6:39 AM by Christy Roberts
  • Order a Flapper Fab Headband for Prom 2014 today!... Click here to visit the Flapper Fab Headbands Inc. website for more information! Orders will be taken from April 15th, 2014 until May 2nd, 2014!
    Posted Apr 15, 2014, 5:55 AM by Christy Roberts
  • MHHS Blood Drive - Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 Annual Spring Blood Drive at MHHSTuesday, April 29th, 2014Sign-ups will be during SMART Lunch on the Breezeway!Give blood...Save a life!
    Posted Apr 11, 2014, 11:44 AM by Christy Roberts
  • Graduation Presentation Deadlines & Info for Submission of Pics...
    Posted Apr 4, 2014, 11:10 AM by Christy Roberts
  • Cruise In - May 3rd, 2014!... 3rd AnnualLisa Haney Scholarship FundraiserCruise InSponsored by:Yancey County Schools Bus DriversMay 3rd, 2014 (Rain Date May 10)MHHS Bus Parking Lot11:00 am until 3:00 pmClick here for a flyer with more information!
    Posted Apr 1, 2014, 7:33 AM by Christy Roberts
  • Poetry Slam - April 17th, 2014... To celebrate, the media center is working with Yancey Public Library to host a Poetry Slam on April 17!  Local poets of all ages, both published and non-published, from the school and from the county, are encouraged to perform.  (Time and location is to be determined)In order to help our MHHS poets (both students and teachers) prepare for the Poetry Slam, the media center will be hosting the following events during SMART Lunch:Wednesday, April 2View performances of Spoken Word PoetsWednesday, April 9Creative Writing SessionWednesday, April 16Mini-Slam Practice PerformanceIf interested in performing at either the mini-slam here or the main slam in town (hopefully both!), sign up here.
    Posted by Christy Roberts
  • Registration for 2014-2015 beginning...          The Registration Process is beginning for the MHHS 2014-2015 school year. Parents and students can find the Online Curriculum Directory under the "Registration" tab in the sidebar or click here.       If you are a rising Junior or Senior for the 2014-2015 school year and you are interested in Dual Enrolling, fill out the "Potential Dual Enrollment Student Form" located under the "Registration" tab in the sidebar or click here.      For parents of current 8th Graders, our Freshmen Enrollment Evening will be held on March 27th, 2014, from 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm, in the Mountain Heritage High School Auditorium. You will receive vital information concerning the enrollment of your student at MHHS, so please mark your ...
    Posted Mar 27, 2014, 9:06 AM by Christy Roberts
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