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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Recent News


Board Members Sworn In

At their December 11, 2018, Organizational board meeting, new Board member Theresa Grosjean, along with incumbent Board members Brian Lovell and Dana Silvernale were sworn in.


District Office – Winter Break Hours

The NHUHSD District Office will be closed December 24-January 1.  We will resume normal business hours on January 2.  We wish you all joyous holiday season!


December 5, 2018 – Honoring President George HW Bush

The President of the United States announced that he was closing all Federal offices tomorrow, Wednesday, December 5th in honor of President George HW Bush, resulting in most Federal employees getting the day off of work.

Public schools employees are State employees and are NOT covered under this Executive order.  Therefore, all NHUHSD schools will be open and students will attend their regular hours.  If you have any questions, please contact your site principal. 

Thank you!

Roger Macdonald, Superintendent


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