Harrisburg School District

Empowering Academic Achievers and Lifelong Learners


  • Homecoming Festivities

    Celebrate Homecoming Weekend with Harrisburg High School – John Harris, SciTech, Cougar Academy, HVLA, Harrisburg’s Mighty Cougars, the Rotary Club of Harrisburg, and our Community on Saturday, October 8th!  

    Click HERE to view the list of family and community events!!!

    • Don’t miss the Annual “ALL YOU CAN EAT” Pancake Breakfast sponsored by the Rotary Club of Harrisburg from 8:00 am to 12:00 noon. The pancake breakfast benefits students of the Harrisburg School District. Ticket cost/donation: $6 for adults, $4 for students, and $3 for children (kindergarten age and younger). Enter the pancake breakfast at the Kimber Gymnasium.
    • Join us for Harrisburg School District’s FREE Fall Family Fest & Resource Fair from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm in the Kimber Gymnasium at John Harris Campus!
    • Celebrate the 2022 Homecoming Community Parade at @ 10:00 am! The parade begins at 17th Street & Walnut Street and proceeds up Market Street to John Harris Campus!
    • Harrisburg Cougars vs. Central Dauphin East High School Panthers at Severance Stadium @ 1:00 pm. $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for students. Proper ID is required for admittance to Severance Stadium.
    • The Homecoming Dance is a special activity for Harrisburg High School (HHS) students only at the Evangeline Kimber Gymnasium from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm. HHS students may purchase (1) ticket with proper student ID. Student ID is required for admission to the Homecoming Dance. No Exceptions. Admission is $10.

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HBGSD Learning Options


    To support the academic success and futures of our students, the Harrisburg School District offers the following list of exciting educational options and opportunities. Registration is open all summer! Don’t wait, register TODAY!

    • Pre-K Counts! We are NOW accepting new families into our early childhood learning program. For information or to register call (717) 703-4008.
    • Full-day kindergarten at five elementary schools serving students in kindergarten thru 4th grade.
    • Three middle school academies serving students in 5th thru 8th grade.
    • Two 21st Century high school campuses that offer an array of elective opportunities in the areas of STEM, Business, NJROTC, Health Sciences, comprehensive honors level and college preparatory academic programs serving students in 9th thru 12th grade.
    • Cougar Academy is a free blended cyber academy that offers full-day, half-day or 100% cyber learning, serving students in 1st thru 12th grade. Cougar Academy provides free student laptops, tech support, and more!
    • Harrisburg Virtual Learning Academy/HVLA is a free NEW 100% full time virtual learning academy offering customized learning pathways and online educational opportunities, serving students in K thru 12th grade. HVLA provides free student laptops, tech support, and more!

    Our students are taught by highly qualified PA Certified Teachers, and have access to free programs, Student Services, extra-curricular activities, Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and the Arts, literacy activities, college and career opportunities, NJROTC, athletics, free meals, and MORE! Contact us at (717) 703-4024.

    We look forward to serving our families and supporting the educational success of EVERY student!

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