Arcata High School

Arcata High School serves seven elementary districts representing the communities of Arcata, Bayside, Blue Lake, Jacoby Creek, Greenpoint, Manila, Maple Creek and Samoa. Arcata High School students represent the community at large in their economic, cultural and social diversity. The entire staff and administrative team take great pride in the efforts and achievements of our student population.

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McKinleyville High School

McKinleyville High School school serves a broad area in northern Humboldt County including the communities of McKinleyville, Big Lagoon, Fieldbrook, Orick and Trinidad. Staff at McKinleyville High School understands their responsibility to ensure that every student has access to quality education and support services designed to meet individual needs. By working collaboratively with parents, students, community, Board of Trustees and District administration, programs are designed and implemented around the needs of the student.

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Six Rivers Charter High School

Six Rivers Charter High School serves students from northern Humboldt County drawing students from the communities of Arcata, McKinleyville, Eureka, Fieldbrook, Freshwater, Fortuna, Trinidad, Westhaven and Orick. Since the creation of Six Rivers Charter High School, the faculty and staff work collaboratively to develop and implement programs and instructional methods that have the academic needs of each student at heart

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Tsurai High School

Tsurai High School is an alternative school located on the campus of McKinleyville High School in McKinleyville, CA. The site's goal is to provide a caring positive environment while striving to meet the individual academic needs of a divergent group of students. Students are encouraged with guidance from staff to become actively involved developing, implementing, and following through with their education, job and career aspirations, along with post-secondary education.

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Pacific Coast High School

Pacific Coast High School is a continuation high school located on the Arcata High School campus. Students are encouraged with guidance from staff to become actively involved developing, implementing, and following through with their education, job and career aspirations, along with post-secondary education. Our goal is to help facilitate students to earn their high school diploma in our program or return to the comprehensive high school setting.

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About NHUHSD

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.  Along with a commitment to academics; International Baccalaureate Program (IBO), Advanced Placement (AP) courses, vocational and fine arts, special education, and other regular core programs, the District continues to meet the staff development needs of staff members.  The schools are also WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) Accredited.

The District draws from an area of approximately 900 square miles comprising 13 associate elementary schools.  The primary community centers are Arcata with a population of 15,700, and McKinleyville with a population of approximately 14,500.

The District has an enrollment of 1,630 in grades 9-12, continuation and charter schools.  The ethnic breakdown of the District is 4 percent Native American, 2 percent Black, 10 percent Hispanic, 3 percent Asian and 81 percent White or other.