Welcome to Northern Humboldt Union High School District

The Northern Humboldt Union High School District is comprised of two four-year high schools, Arcata High and McKinleyville High; two small continuation high schools, Pacific Coast High and Tsurai High; and one charter school, Six Rivers Charter High.

Both regular high schools have been recognized as California Distinguished Schools.  The schools are Digital High School demonstration sites.  They have continued to lead high school test scores in Humboldt County.  There has been strong Board, community and faculty involvement and support for the District schools.  The District’s goal is to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed in an information society: liberal arts and sciences, analytical thinking, real world problem solving, and use of technology.

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Explore Career Options in the Trades/Hear from Industry Experts

Monday, September 24 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Arcata High School Library

Trades careers are in huge demand in Humboldt County and throughout California. Working in the trades provides great wages, advancement opportunities, and the chance to work pretty much anywhere that you want to live. Next Monday evening, September 24th from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the Arcata High School library, we are hosting a panel with industry experts to discuss careers and jobs in the trades. Our panelists will provide information about how students can prepare for jobs and learn trade skills through the new “Trades Academy,” a local initiative that brings a training lab to teach hands on skills to students at our NHUHSD high schools. Local Rotary clubs are also involved by committing to provide scholarship money to support students who pursue post high school training and apprenticeship programs in the trades.  All students and parents are welcome to join us for the September 24th panel, which will start promptly at 6:30 p.m.  Show up early at 6:00 p.m. to check out the Mobile Trades Lab with instructor Jack Sheppard in the Arcata High School parking lot. September 24th Trades Industry panelists are:

  • Chris Albright, O&M Industries
  • Tony Lucchesi, Pacific Builders
  • Dale Maples, Maples Plumbing
  • Kerry Mayer, CR Dean of Career Education (CR offers trades training programs in construction, auto, solar technology, welding, cabinetmaking, drafting & more)



McKinleyville High School Teacher Selected for World War I Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ms. Tiffany Bullman, a teacher at Mckinleyville High School in
Mckinleyville, California is one of 114 teachers selected for a National History Day®
program titled Legacies of World War I. The program is a partnership between the U.S.
World War I Centennial Commission and National History Day. Bullman will participate in
webinars and discussions while learning about World War I with teachers from around the
world. As one of the selected teachers, Bullman receives free tuition, graduate credits,
and materials for the online program.  Continue reading »


Accepting Applications for the Measure Q Oversight Committee

Apply Now Represents At The Moment And Admission Deadline to Apply: Open Until Filled



The Measure Q Bond Oversight Committee consists of 7 members who oversee the expenditure of money for the construction, repair, and modernization of schools by NHUHSD.   The committee typically meets four times a year in its role as an advisory board to the Board of Trustees.  The committee submits an Annual Report to the Board each December.

There are currently two seats available to fill the roles of one or more of the following areas: active member of the business community; parent of a student; at-large community member.  If you live in the Northern Humboldt Union High School District and would like to serve on the committee, please complete the application below.  Please call Tammy Pires, Superintendent’s Secretary, at 839-6481 if you have any questions.

Citizens Oversight Committee Application

Bylaws and Ethics Statement of Measure Q Oversight Committee


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