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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


    Ron Wales

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

    Twitter  @GAHS_Wales


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  • RC1  On January 29th our students will be introduced to Rachel's Challenge. Please join us for a COMMUNITY EVENT that evening from 6:30 - 7:30 PM in the GAHS auditorium. 

    *Click on the image to the left to visit the Rachel's Challenge website OR click on the image to the right  for a video preview.
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GAHS News Highlights

GAHS Events and Reminders

  •  1/16 - Cap and Gown Orders taken during all lunches.


    1/18 - 1st Snow Make-up Day-School in Session; End of Marking Period/Semester


    1/21 - No School, Martin Luther King Day


    2/4-2/8 - School Counselor Week


    2/8 - ASVAB Testing 






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  • Wednesday, January 16


    Today is MOD 1 ARC Priority Day.


    Seniors: Order your cap and gown, announcements, and other graduation accessories from Jostens Graduation Company today during all lunches. TODAY is the ONLY in-school order day!


    All seniors who are EARLY GRADS should see Mrs. Wenner to take care of any financial obligations before this Friday. If any EARLY GRADS have graphing calculators checked out on your account, please return immediately after your math final exam.


    Do you know what A-R-C stands for? The answer does NOT have to do with the end of the GHS school day. Come to the library to see what an Advanced Reader's Copy is, and sign up to win a FREE ARC book!


    Remember, if you'd like help charting an educational path for your future, consider taking the ASVAB. Come to the Counseling Center to find out more information! The test will be held on February 7.


    Wrestling Warrior Spirit Night tomorrow night. Be there!

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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 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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