Corbin High School is the only high school in the Corbin Independent School District and is located in southeastern Kentucky on Interstate 75 in Corbin, KY which has a population of approximately 15,000 people. Corbin is midway between Knoxville, TN and Lexington, KY and has the distinction of being near Cumberland Falls State Park as well as the unusual feature of being located in three counties: Whitley, Knox, and Laurel.
Corbin High School has an excellent reputation for academics in the community, state, and southern region of the United States. The high school curriculum contains over 100 different course offerings that are available to all students and is designed to provide opportunities in pre-college, accelerated, Advanced Placement, and vocational/technical instruction. The faculty is exceptionally well trained with nearly 95% of its members having a Master’s Degree or higher. Corbin High School has been an accredited member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since 1925, is fully accredited by the Kentucky Department of Education, and is a member of the Southern Region Educational Board. In 2009 Corbin High School was selected by the Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC) as one of only 30 high schools nationwide to be included in the CREST project designed to identify high schools that standout in their ability to prepare students effectively for college.
GRADE LEVELS: 9-12 STUDENT ENROLLMENT: 950
SCHOOL HOURS: 8:25-3:25, Zero Hour: 7:30 SCHOOL YEAR: 170 days
SCHEDULE FOR CLASSES:
Trimester 3 terms, 12 weeks each
5 blocks per day
2 ½ credits per term
SENIORS ATTENDING POST SECONDARY SCHOOLS: 84%
Class grades are reported at twelve-week intervals. The following standards for grading are prescribed:
Grades Weighted Scale Unweighted Scale
A = 90 – 100 A = 5.0 A = 4.0
B = 80 – 89 B = 4.0 B = 3.0
C = 70 – 79 C = 2.5 C = 2.0
D = 60 – 69 D = 1.0 D = 1.0
F = < 60 F = 0.0 F = 0.0
Students are assigned a final letter grade at the completion of the course. Grade point averages are determined using the scale shown above.
Dual Credit/College Credits
Co-operative Work Experience, Career Options class, Peer Tutoring, JROTC, Outdoor Classroom, Communication Academy with four components (TV station, radio station, print media, and theater), Project Lead the Way (national engineering program),Video Production, Youth Service Center, Paws Print Newspaper, Yearbook Staff, Marching and Concert Bands, Concert Choir, Student Advisory, Freshman Center, Transition to College senior math and English classes, Center for the Performing Arts, Career Majors, Work Ethic Seal Program, MAPCA—Mountain Academy for the Performing & Creative Arts
Seven computer labs with 230 computers, several mini computer labs with up to 10 computers, two Carnegie Math computer labs with 60 computers, graphing calculators, CBL’s (Calculator-Based Laboratory), classroom Promethean boards, three classes of TI Navigator Systems, CAD (Computer Assisted Drafting), Adobe Photoshop, Accelerated Reader, film/film editing equipment, digital cameras and scanners, radio station
ESS Tutoring (Extended School Services) is offered in core classes Monday-Friday from 7:30-8:00 AM and Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:25-4:30 PM (transportation provided). The CHS Media center is open Monday-Friday until 5:30 PM for extra help and credit recovery.
SCHOOL CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS:
Academic Team, Beta Club, Engineering Club, Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, First Priority/Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Foreign Language and Travel Club, Forensics/Speech, Future Business Leaders of America, Future Educators of America, Health Occupation Students of America, Key Club, Monday Afternoon Book Club, National Art Honor Society, National Honor Society, Odyssey of the Mind, Pep Club, Philosophy & Religion Club, PRIDE Club, Relay for Life Club, Science Olympiad, Senior Science Club, Skills USA, Student Council, Student Energy Club, Student Technology Leadership Program, Student YMCA Leadership, Thespian Society, Unite Club, Yoga and Fitness Club
Archery, Baseball, Basketball, Bass Fishing, Bowling, Cheerleading, Cross Country, Dance Team, Football, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball