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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


  • Student Applications for Governor's Fall Page Program... Press ReleaseGovernor McCrory Encourages Applications for Upcoming Fall Page Program FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                              919-814-2100Friday, August 22, 2014                                                           Raleigh, NC – Governor Pat McCrory is encouraging high school students to apply for the Governor’s Page Program. Upcoming dates for the one-week internship in Raleigh are available beginning  September 8“As students are heading back to school, we are encouraging families to get more information about the Governor’s Page Program and apply for available Fall dates,” said Governor McCrory. “The page program provides valuable firsthand experience in how government operates. It is training North Carolina's high school students and the next generation of our state's leaders about the importance of public ...
    Posted Aug 26, 2014, 5:36 AM by Christy Roberts
  • Underclassmen (9th, 10th, & 11th) Picture Day this week!... Underclassmen (9th, 10th, & 11th) Picture Day on Friday, August 29th!
    Posted Aug 26, 2014, 5:31 AM by Christy Roberts
  • Next Step Center at MHHS!...
    Posted Aug 25, 2014, 6:14 AM by Christy Roberts
  • College Fair at Mayland...
    Posted Aug 25, 2014, 6:12 AM by Christy Roberts
  • College Information Night for Senior Parents...
    Posted Aug 25, 2014, 6:10 AM by Christy Roberts
  • MHHS Teachers Honored... "Congratulations to Ms. Olivia Watson, agricultural teacher at Mountain Heritage High School. She has been selected for a Teachers Turn the Key Professional Development Scholarship from the National Association of Agricultural Educators.Teachers Turn the Key is a national scholarship program that allows early career agricultural educators to attend the annual NAAE convention, giving them the opportunity to become involved with their professional association.The MHHS Carpentry Program and Teacher Mr. Jeremy Dotts has been selected to be recognized as one of the top Construction Programs within the state due to our partnership with PILLARS, Inc. and Habitat for Humanity.Also, Mrs. Malena Robinson, a MHHS FACS teacher, has served on a curriculum development team for the past two years ...
    Posted Aug 22, 2014, 8:16 AM by Christy Roberts
  • 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 Aug 21, 2014, 7:56 AM 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 Aug 21, 2014, 7:59 AM by Christy Roberts
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