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Message From The Principal

  • Welcome to the home page for Gettysburg Area High School... and welcome to the #WarriorWay! 

    Mission -
    Gettysburg Area High School will establish an environment of respect and integrity as our collaborative community creates opportunities to engage learners in experiences that provoke critical thought and challenge their creative intelligences.

    Vision -
    Gettysburg Area High School ensures that all learners have access to a rigorous curriculum of experiences that will develop into a personally relevant pathway to future success and ultimately mold citizens who will make positive and meaningful contributions to the world around them.

     Jeremy Lusk

    Jeremy Lusk, Principal
    (717) 334-6254, opt. 2, ext 6252

    Twitter  @GAHS_Lusk

    Kristy Caywood

    Kristy Caywood, Assistant Principal (9th-10th)
    (717) 334-6254, opt. 2, ext. 6253

    Twitter  @GAHS_Caywood


     Michael Rupp, Assistant Principal (11th-12th)
    (717) 334-6254, opt. 2, ext. 6282

     Twitter  @GAHS_Rupp


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    •  5/26 - Virtual DFS Ceremony 
    •  5/28 - Commencement 


    SENIORS - Make sure you stay on track for GRADUATION! Stay in touch with your school counselor, and take advantage of every opportunity to help your FUTURE self. This includes applying for scholarships. The counseling center also has information about apprenticeship programs and other job opportunities for interested students. Continue to monitor the counseling center website and canvas page, and ALSO start your Gettysburg Area Dollars for Scholars application now! Dollars for Scholars can help ALL students, not just those who are college-bound. Apply today!

    GRADES 9-11 - Students are now able to select their courses for the 2021-2022 school year. All students in grades 9-11 have access to the scheduling course in Canvas. Counselors will be inviting all 9th and 10th-grade students to meet with them to discuss their selections, graduation requirements, and to answer any questions they have. Counselors will email an invitation with a Zoom link if we are remote or will send a pass to come to the Counseling Center if we are back in the building at the time of their appointment. In addition, 11th-grade students and 11th-grade parents should have received a letter via email providing a link to schedule junior meetings with their son/daughter's counselor. If you or your son/daughter have not scheduled their junior meeting, please do so ASAP. Lastly, please remind your son/daughter to select their courses using the Canvas course AND to check their email on a daily basis for more information from their counselor.



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  • Thursday, April 22


    As Earth Week continues, join the Environmental Club in participating in daily activities to help us all be "earth-wise."  Today is Go for a Hike Thursday and then we wind down with Wear Green on Zoom Friday.  Remember, sidewalk chalk is available outside during all lunch periods. 
    Congratulations to our FBLA students who competed at states.  The following students placed at the state competition:
    Natalie Kloster - Health Care Administration - 7th place 
    Logan Newell - Spreadsheet Application - 6th place 
    Kaelyn Blocher - Word Processing - 6th place 
    Lora Bertram - Computer Applications - 3rd place 
    Blake Woodward - Advertising - 3rd place 
    Ethan Keyser - Coding and Programming - 2nd place  
    Lora, Blake, and Ethan have all qualified for the National competition.  Our GHS FBLA students rock!
    Seniors:  Check out the scholarship opportunities on the Counseling Center website and on Canvas!  Extra funds will be welcome when the tuition bill arrives!
    Stop by Mrs. Sieg's room and ask for a Career Internship application if you're a junior and are considering an off-campus internship next year.
    Contact Jim Hoffman at 717-334-6254, ext. 1214 if you're interested in summer grounds work at Lincoln Elementary.
    The following higher education institutions will be holding Zoom meetings in the near future.  If you would like to meet with representatives, meeting links can be found on the Counseling Center website under "College Information."  If you would like Mrs. Knox to email the meeting link directly, please contact her at  The schedule includes:  
    Friday, April 30
    9:00 am  Triangle Tech, Inc. - Pittsburgh
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  • Gettysburg Area High School - Sign up for Meals

    This is a follow-up message to Dr. Perrin’s communication informing you of the necessity to close the Gettysburg Area High School (school building). On Monday, I sent an update that spoke to the ongoing daily challenges of maintaining an environment within Gettysburg Area High School that allows our students to engage with staff members in a safe and healthy way. Unfortunately, this recent influx of positive Covid-19 cases has pushed our school building into a position that requires us to close our doors in a physical sense.

    Education MUST continue, and it will. Opportunities to learn will remain the norm. We have planned to keep these opportunities flowing in a way that maintains as much consistency as possible. The plan for students is as follows (also attached - PDF)...

    Students - Please communicate questions or concerns with your teachers via Canvas Inbox or Gmail (if using Gmail, check for responses daily).

    As I said on Monday, “Remote learning requires discipline and drive but also a willingness to ask for help. As students practice self-regulation and time management, they must also practice self-advocacy and communication when help is needed.” Our school community is tasked with preparing students for an incredibly challenging future. To do that, we MUST respond collaboratively to the challenges of the moment. Each day, we must work together to get a little bit better. We will. Go Warriors!

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  • Please see the attached PDF for information about applying for Free/Reduced meals. Here is a direct LINK to apply online. 

    Free and Reduced PDF

    Free and Reduced PDF - Spanish

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