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. You can be immediately involved when you Join Your Child's Class. This will help you stay on top of your child's teacher contacts, class schedules and assignments. If you have any questions about how to join your child's class - Click here.
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.
|Principal: Mr. Kevin Huskins||Address: PO Drawer 70 Burnsville, NC 28714|
|Assistant Principal: Mr. Stuart Jolley||Phone: 828-682-6103|
|Assistant Principal: Mr. Ronnie Randolph||Fax: 828-682-4287|
|School Events and Announcements|
Mountain Heritage High School's FCCLA attended the State Conference in April. Seven MHHS students will be advancing to the National Leadership Conference summer:
Molly Riddle - Gold medal - Recycle and Redesign- will be representing NC at Nationals
Emilee Crowder and Micaela Cooper - Silver medal - Entrepreneurship - will be representing NC at Nationals
Claire Ledford and Makayla Wiseman - Silver medal - Chapter Service Display -will be representing NC at Nationals
Celeste Styles and Kennedy Forbes - Gold medal - Focus on Children - will be representing NC at Nationals
FCCLA National Leadership Conference will be July 7-11 in Nashville, TN. Good luck to this talented group of students!
New at MHHS...
The MHHS Media Students are introducing a new weekly broadcast - the CougarCast. This newscast will be shown every Monday and will cover topics of interest to the MHHS student body.
What do you want to know more about?...
Clubs? Game days? Tutoring?
Let us know by clicking on the box above to request topics for CougarCast. Please make sure to send your request in at least two weeks before the air date.
The next broadcast date is planned for the week of May 20th.
Want to stay up-to-date on all of the Senior announcements and events?
Report Bullying and School Safety Concerns - Click Here
MHHS proudly announces the 2012 Teacher of the Year-
Webmaster - Christy Roberts
Maintenance and updates of our school web page are a
collaborative effort of MHHS' faculty and staff.