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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.

MHHS Events


  • Volunteers Needed!... Volunteers needed!Graham Children's Health Services and Yancey County Schools are building a community Disc Golf course on the campus of Mountain Heritage High School. We need volunteers to help bring the course to life.Community work day is scheduled for Saturday, September 13th from 9:00 - 4:00 at Mountain Heritage High School. Volunteers welcome anytime, all day, even if you only have a couple of hours to spare.The Disc Golf course is located near the parking area just above the tennis courts - first right past the courts.Plan to bring: water, snack or bag lunch, protection from poison ivy (long pants, close toed shoes, gloves, etc.), any landscaping tools that you may have, such as chainsaw ...
    Posted by Christy Roberts
  • Schedule - First Two Weeks of School...
    Posted Aug 20, 2014, 1:45 PM by Christy Roberts
  • North Carolina School of Science and Math Informational Meeting... There will be an informational meeting for any academically gifted 9th and 10th grade students who would like to hear about opportunities at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NCSSM).  The meeting will be with NCSSM Admissions Counselor Rob Andrews, on September 12th at 11:50 in the new Next Step Center, which is in the old Business Department Computer Lab.The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics is a public, residential, coeducational high school for juniors and seniors with high intellectual ability and commitment to scholarship. It was established by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1978 to provide challenging educational opportunities for students with special interests and potential in the sciences and mathematics. Students interested ...
    Posted by Christy Roberts
  • FFA Back to School Bash this Friday!... Everyone is invited to attend the MHHS FFA Back to School Bash this Friday, August 22nd, after school until 5:30 pm!
    Posted Aug 20, 2014, 1:12 PM by Christy Roberts
  • Senior Portrait Makeup Day... Senior Portrait Makeup Day will be Friday, August 22nd. Seniors may sign up for a time slot in the office at Mrs. Faye Laws' desk. A session fee of $5.00 is due on Portrait Day. 
    Posted Aug 20, 2014, 9:45 AM by Christy Roberts
  • Student Volunteer Opportunity!... Fall Semester VolunTEEN Program at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital This is for current 10th, 11th, and 12th graders who are interested in the medical field and would like to volunteer at the hospital. The Fall Semester service dates are Sept. 29  – Dec. 19.  Applications are available at local high schools or at the hospital. The deadline for applying is September 2, 2014.  For more information, contact Philip Long at 766-1770 or The application is linked below.
    Posted by Christy Roberts
  • 2014 Young Advocates Institute Enrollment Now Open for interested Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors... The content of the 2014 Young Advocates Institute is rooted in a framework to empower, strengthen decision making and build skill-sets of 13 to 17 years old youth. Some of the topics to be covered will be healthy dating, impact of media and pop culture (music, television and social media), human trafficking, sexual assault and bullying prevention, and writing workshops. Of course there will be fun activities planned as well.  DATES: July 18-20 WHERE: NC A&T University, Greensboro, NC COST: $35 (Includes 2.5 nights of suite-style lodging, meals, snacks, and wellness activities) WHAT:This project houses, trains, and brings together 200 teens, ages 13-17, from across Virginia and North Carolina for a weekend of ...
    Posted Jun 9, 2014, 9:56 AM by Christy Roberts
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