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; 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!


Visitors

All visitors to the Mountain Heritage High School's campus must report to the Front Desk to check in and get a visitor's pass.




Early Pick-Up Instructions


If you will be picking your child up before the end of the school day, you need to call the office and speak with school personnel to let them know your child will be leaving early.
When you arrive at the school, please come to the Front Desk and the receptionist will call your child to the office.
All students must sign-out when leaving the campus. Students must sign-out at the Front Desk Chromebook. 
All students must sign back in when returning to the campus before the end of the school day. The sign-in Chromebook is located in the Attendance Office. The student will be given a note from Mrs. Joni Hughes to give to their teacher when they return to class.



Allowing Your Child to Leave School Early

If your child drives to school and you want to allow them to leave campus before the end of the school day, you must call the office and speak with school personnel to give your child permission to leave.
If you send a written permission note to school with your child he/she must take it to the office and give it to one of the administrators. You will be called to verify that your child does have permission to leave campus early. (This is for your child's safety and protection).
The student will be given an early dismissal note to show their teacher and the gate security officer when it is time for them to leave campus.
All students must sign-out when leaving the campus. The sign-out Chromebook is located at the Front Desk.
All students must sign back in when returning to the campus before the end of the school day. The sign-in Chromebook is located in the Attendance Office. The student will be given a note from Mrs. Joni Hughes to give to their teacher when they return to class. 

Cell Phones will be allowed for use during non-instructional times. These include class change and lunch. However, once a student enters a classroom, all electronic devices must be turned off unless deemed appropriate by the teacher for the lesson of the day.