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Our Purpose

Upon graduation, Happy Camp High School students will be college and career ready. Our mission is to prepare students to meet that goal by providing a positive environment with useful tools for life-long learning and productivity.

Staff Appreciation

Carissa Bussard - English, PE teacher

2016-17 School Begins Soon!

It’s almost that time already!


School starts on Tuesday, August 23. Your teachers and staff have been working really hard to prepare for the year. Smokey and Greg have the school looking and working great! They were even able to get the gym floor polished this summer. Bob Humphries has kept busy keeping all of our transportation needs met, including the new bus that should be ready in a week or two. Carol has done a tremendous job of keeping all of our office/administrative needs caught up. Be sure to see her about a Sports Packet if your student is involved in football or volleyball this year.


As always, our teachers have been busy training, attending conferences and preparing for classes. Along those lines we have very exciting news! Because we recognize the need to offer 21st Century skills to our students, we have included 3D Printing into our curriculum. Students will learn to design and create 3D models in the classroom! We will also be picking up our very own CNC plasma cutter this September. We will continue to offer a variety of options, such as dual college credits, Independent Study, and CyberHigh classes. We will continue to grow our Capturing Kids’ Hearts process because it is our mission to graduate college and career ready students that have experienced a positive environment. We value our students and strive to provide a safe, fun and challenging high school experience.


But what has me thrilled is the fact that all of our teachers are returning! We are blessed with an amazing staff! Whether in a teaching role or other support role, each of our staff members are dedicated professionals who love our students. We are also so fortunate to have great coaches again this fall. Becky Evans is returning for her 2nd year as our volleyball coach.  Jesus Valenzuela is returning to assist with coaching football, and we are in the process of bringing our Head Coach on board.  As for me, I have signed a 3-year agreement to stay in this incredible community as your Principal and Athletic Director.

I look forward to another year of growth, academic success, fun and building of community. We, as a school and community, have a lot to be proud of. We earned the distinction of being recognized as an Honor Roll School, enrollment is up, discipline issues are lower, athletic programs are growing, and 100% of our seniors graduated last year! Our partnerships with the Karuk Tribe, local businesses, community members and parents are the reason we continue to improve. I am honored to be a part of your community and look forward to another successful year!


Please visit the school’s web site and inquire about the Remind program to help you stay informed.


Steve Van Ert

Principal/Athletic Director

Spring 2016

Recent Events

We've done it again!!

Happy Camp High School was recently named as an 2015 Honor Roll School, and it was just released that we won our division in the California's Most Informed Schools competition! Take a look at this email, announcing our win: 


Hey Everyone,
Your school has won! We are excited to announce the results of California's Most Informed School competition which finished Friday night after 40 days of exploring.


The State Champions for Spring 2016 are:

  • Triple A -  JOHN F. KENNEDY (MT. DIABLO)
  • Top individual points and California's Most Informed Students are:
    • AAA: College Park High School - Cole N., 24250 points, John F.  Kennedy - Lauren B., 22900 points
    • AA: High Tech High School - Ariana R., 18000 points, Ivy T., 14900 points
    • A: Happy Camp High School - Walter B., 7850 points
  • A shout out Happy Camp High School that came to the competition late but had the top point total of 211,450.
    • Nearly 100% of their students (59/60) were in the game
    • An outstanding 3524.17 points per students average was earned.



Our Teams Need Parent Volunteers

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Without Parent Volunteers we will have fewer opportunities for our athletes and enrichment opportunities. Come in to see Carol about being a volunteer driver. 

Today: 8/26/16

Helping Youth Succeed: A Guide for Parents and the Community

Includes Healthy Kids Survey Results