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 Mad River 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.