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News & Announcements
AUGUST 4 IS HCS FIRST DAY FOR K-12 STUDENTS
The district is asking the community and parents to be ready Read More >
OPEN HOUSE DATES SET FOR BEGINNING OF 2016-17 SCHOOL YEAR
Open Houses help students, parents and families become familiar with schools and school staffs. Read More >
JAMES T. ALTON MIDDLE SCHOOL & BLUEGRASS MIDDLE SCHOOL OPEN HOUSES POSTPONED
The traditional beginning-of-the-school-year open house scheduled for August 2 at James T. Alton Middle School and Bluegrass Middle School has been postponed.  There is construction taking place at each of the schools that has forced them to reschedule open house until after the start of the school year.  A new date for each will be announced soon. Read More >
ALL HCS KINDERGARTEN & FIRST GRADE STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE A FREE BACKPACK WHEN SCHOOL STARTS
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt donated 2,700 backpacks after seeing how well HCS has implemented reading support programs. Read More >
JEFF LOWMAN IS THE NEW PRINCIPAL AT NORTH MIDDLE SCHOOL
Lowman has been an assistant principal at James T. Alton Middle School and North Hardin High School. Read More >
HCS EARLY CHILDHOOD TO PARTNER WITH RINEYVILLE CHILD-CARE CENTER
HCS Early Childhood will also host a Summer In Action Literacy Camp at North Park, Lakewood and Howevalley Read More >
EAST HARDIN MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPAL TO WORK FOR KENTUCKY DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Brittany Nickell will serve as the school's Interim Principal Read More >
HOWEVALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TO PILOT A FULL-DAY PRESCHOOL PROGRAM
Preschool at Howevalley will run from 7:15 am to 2:20 pm Read More >
CHRIS REED NAMED HCS DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT / CHIEF STUDENT AND STAFF SUPPORT OFFICER
Reed has served as Director of Student Services & Associate Superintendent for Human Resources Read More >
NEW NAME FOR THE FORMER G.C. BURKHEAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Current Brown Street Education Center & Mulberry-Helm will comprise College View Campus. Read More >
REMINDER ABOUT KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT



Per Kentucky law, all children must be enrolled in and attend school between the ages of 6 and 18. Children can enter primary school at age 5, but only if their 5th birthday is on or before October 1 of the current school year. 

Beginning with the 2017-18 school year, the entry date changes from October 1 to August 1. A child who is 5 years old or who turns 5 by August 1st may attend school. A child who is 6 years old or who turns 6 by August 1, must attend school.

Preschool programs are available for eligible 3- and 4-year-old children as well.

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District Profile
The Hardin County School district consists of three high schools, five middle schools, 13 elementary schools and the Hardin County Early College & Career Center (EC3). In addition to our traditional schools, Hardin County offers alternative education and community education opportunities.

Vision
Schools, parents, and community actively involved in "Helping Children Succeed."

Our Mission
Success for all students by providing a high quality education through excellent teachers, support staff and leadership embraced by supportive parents and an active community.
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