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Message From The Principal

  • Welcome to the home page for Gettysburg Area High School, a US News and World Report Silver Medal Best High School in PA for 2015, 2016, and 2017! 

    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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    1/21 - First Day of Semester 2

    1/29 - STARS Breakfast (invitation only)

    2/7 - Due Date for Student Applications for Adams County Tech Prep 

    2/15 - Winter Dance - 7-10 PM

    2/25 - Parent Conferences - 3:00 - 6:30 PM

    3/6 @ 7:00 PM & 3/7 @ 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM - Spring Musical 

    3/13 - Cornhole Tournament - MiniThon Fundraiser Event

    4/3 - GAHS MiniThon


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  • Friday, January 24


    Today is MOD 3 ARC Priority Day.
    The After School Tutoring Program begins next week!  Come to the library after school most Mondays and Wednesdays to meet with faculty members or to work independently.  The Activity Bus is available for all students and provides free transportation home when the library closes at 3:45pm. 
    Help the Environmental Club succeed by placing ONLY empty bottles (with or without caps) and cans in the recycling bins in the main hallway. No food or liquids, please!
    The Yearbook staff wants you to be part of making this year's book the best ever!  Think of something clever, wise, or memorable, then send your quote through the link on ItsLearning.  Do it today!
    Sign up for the ASVAB test in the Counseling Center if you'd like to participate.  
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  • instructions for accessing at home

    To access Its Learning from home, students and teachers should both login with their

    (For example John Doe is in the class of 2017, their login would be

    The password will be the same as their computer/network password that they use to log in at school.

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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 Smiles

    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 number 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.


    Please consider making a clothing donation!  (If you have more donations than what 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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