Central Hardin High School is located on the outskirts of Elizabethtown, a city of approximately 22,500. It is one of three high schools in the Hardin County School System. The school is a school-based decision-making school. The council of twelve members including two administrators, six teachers, and four parents began operation in December 1995.
Central Hardin was established as a high school in 1990. West Hardin High School and East Hardin High School were consolidated to form Central Hardin. East Hardin and West Hardin Middle Schools are feeder schools for Central Hardin’s enrollment of approximately 1450.
Economy of the community is based on agriculture/farming, industry, service jobs, medical, small business and military. The community is served by Elizabethtown Community College and Elizabethtown Technical College. The community is very supportive of the school as 267 volunteers logged in 20,987 hours last year.
The school day begins at 8:25 A.M. and ends at 3:15 P.M. Block scheduling divides the school day into four periods of approximately 90 minutes each. Students take four classes each semester for a total of eight possible credits each year.
The students have a choice of over 140 offerings per year. Twenty-seven credits are required for graduation. In addition to the standard diploma, students may earn a Commonwealth Diploma by following an advanced curriculum and receiving credit in at least four advanced placement classes.