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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


  • Volunteer Opportunity at Blue Ridge Regional Hospital... Spring Semester VolunTEEN Program at Blue Ridge Regional HospitalThis is for current 10th, 11th, and 12th graders who are interested in the medical field and would ...
    Posted Jan 20, 2015, 5:40 AM by Christy Roberts
  • Upcoming Winter and Spring SAT & ACT Dates... For those Seniors who have not taken or need to retake either their SAT or ACT, please see the attached file below.For Juniors, remember you will be taking the ...
    Posted Jan 20, 2015, 5:32 AM by Christy Roberts
  • Upcoming Scholarship Deadlines... A note from Mrs. Gavenus:This is a reminder for the following deadlines coming up for scholarships.... Also, I always put the deadlines on the MHHS calender the front page ...
    Posted Jan 20, 2015, 5:24 AM by Christy Roberts
  • 2015 FAFSA DAY!... Click on the button above to go to the registration site for FAFSA Day!
    Posted Jan 16, 2015, 6:05 AM by Christy Roberts
  • Veteran's Day Tribute & Ceremony...
    Posted Dec 1, 2014, 6:02 AM by Christy Roberts
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Athletic Events