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


Jean Olson Achievement Award, 2018!

Congratulations to MHS Counselor Geri Van Emmerik for being awarded the Jean Olson Achievement Award last night!


Excellence in Teaching Awards, 2018!

Congratulations to AHS teacher Maureen Kiritsy and SRCHS teacher Dorian Koczera for being selected for one of Humboldt County’s Excellence in Teaching Awards for 2018!



Board of Trustees gives thanks to the 2017/18 Student Board Reps

Each year a student from both AHS and MHS are selected to represent their school at the monthly Board of Trustees meetings.  Student Reps report on different events and activities happening on campus.  This year,  Parker Gray represented AHS and Samantha Pires represented MHS.  On behalf of the Board of Trustees, site principals presented each student with a plaque to give thanks and commemorate their time spent serving the Board.



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