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  • Mission Statement 

    Gettysburg Area School District, in partnership with the family and community, is dedicated to excellence and committed to maximizing every student's opportunity to reach their full potential for achievement. Our purpose is to provide a safe and healthy environment in which all students can learn. We embrace our responsibility in developing a caring school community that enables all students to become active and productive members of our diverse and ever-changing global society. 


    Gettysburg Area School District provides a safe and caring learning environment where students develop skills to learn in an ever-changing world and accept responsibility to use these skills to achieve and graduate ready to learn, work, serve, and succeed in today's world and in a world we cannot yet define or imagine.

Upcoming Events


  • The Gettysburg Area School District and High School Symphonic Band is, once again, hosting our annual BREAKFAST CONCERT, on Wednesday morning, March 21, 2018.  A light breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. in the lobby area of the High School Auditorium, followed by a concert performed for you by the Gettysburg High School Symphonic Band and the High School Jazz Band, under the direction of Mr. Walter Choplick.  The concert begins at 9:30 a.m. in the High School Auditorium.  The breakfast and the concert is free to the public.  Concert goers can be dropped off right in front of the HS Auditorium and will be greeted and escorted in by members of the Gettysburg High School JROTC.


    We hope that many of you will join us for a wonderful morning of food, of a light breakfast variety, and great music with the Gettysburg Area High School Symphonic Band and Jazz Band

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  • Help Gettysburg Area Education Foundation when you shop at Amazon

    Support the Gettysburg Area Education Foundation when you shop on Amazon. Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of eligible AmazonSmile purchases to GAEF when our charitable organizations is selected by you!


    Amazon Smile

    Which items are eligible for the 0.5% donation? Any item sold on the AmazonSmile Site which is marked "Eligible for AmazonSmile donation" on the relevant item detail page.  

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  • Backpack Program Partners with Community Aid: Sustainability

    The Gettysburg Area School District has agreed to partner with CommunityAid, a non-profit organization with a mission to help those most vulnerable in our local communities.

    Ruth's Harvest All proceeds earned from the bins on our campuses will be earmarked for the  Ruth's Harvest and Franklin Friends weekend meals programs in the District.  The District will receive a monthly donation, based on the amount of clothing items collected in the bins.  Additionally, our needy students will be eligible to receive clothing care cards to shop at their Hanover or Mechanicsburg stores.

    This is an easy way for your used (and clean) clothes to be converted to cash and support our students. Last year we had 230 students in Ruth's Harvest and 51 students in Franklin Friends programs.

    Please consider making a clothing donation!  (If you have more donations than will fit in the bin - we can make special arrangements with the CommunityAid organization so the District receives the financial credit.



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