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


Arcata High School Holiday Artisan Faire

Arcata High School invites the public to their Holiday Artisan Faire, Friday, Nov. 30 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Arcata High School, 1720 M St. A variety of handmade, one of a kind items will be for sale including evergreen holiday wreaths made by FFA, laser engraved items made in our Maker Space, woodworking and blacksmith items, art, photography, stickers, and buttons made by Arcata Arts Institute students. Dinner will be available for purchase from the AHS Culinary program. The opening for a photography show entitled, “The World The Way We See It”, organized by the Foreign Language Department, will also be featured. Admission is free and all are welcome. Visit artsinstitute.net for more information.

Students in Jason Sidell’s Maker Class at Arcata High make laser cut luminaries in preparation for the school’s Artisan Faire.


Career Frontiers

Career Frontiers invites students, parents, and members of the community to our next speaker series panel with HSU Dean of the College of Natural Resources and Sciences Dale Oliver, and Professor and Chair of Sociology Mary Virnoche.  Dale and Mary will join us to share insight and answer questions about student success at the university level.  The panel will be held on Monday evening, October 29th from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the McKinleyville High School library.  Everyone is welcome to attend to get first hand perspective and information about college from these experienced university professors.  We will start promptly at 6:30 p.m.  Come check it out.    Continue reading »


MHS Students – School Safety Day


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