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


  • MHHS Cheer Tryouts...
    Posted May 21, 2015, 7:20 AM by Christy Roberts
  • Youth League Cheerleading Camp - 2015...
    Posted May 21, 2015, 7:07 AM by Christy Roberts
  • Music Department's "The Lover Games" Follies Concert: Thursday, May 21st... On Thursday May 21, the Mountain Heritage High School Music Department will present our 2016 "The Lover Games" Follies Concert! It begins at 7:31pm in the auditorium; admission is ...
    Posted May 14, 2015, 12:29 PM by Christy Roberts
  • Congratulations!... Congratulations to Claire and Landri on winning a Silver medal at the NC FCCLA State Leadership Conference in the Entrepreneurship event for their project "The Modest Mermaid" Swimwear​​. Way to ...
    Posted May 6, 2015, 8:51 AM by Christy Roberts
  • Drama Production: An Evening of Culture... Proudly Presented by MHHS StudentsMay 7th, 8th, & 9th at 7:00 pm MHHS Auditorium$3 - Students   $5 - Adults
    Posted May 4, 2015, 5:52 AM by Christy Roberts
  • FFA Plant Sale... Mountain Heritage High School FFA and Agriculture Department will be having their annual plant sale starting Monday, May 4th from 8 am - 4 pm. We will continue to be open ...
    Posted Apr 29, 2015, 8:35 AM by Christy Roberts
  • MHHS Teacher of the Year!...
    Posted Apr 27, 2015, 1:13 PM by Christy Roberts
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Athletic Events