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!


    Mr. Mark Blanchard

    Mark Blanchard, Principal
    (717) 334-6254, option 2, ext. 6252


    Kristy Caywood

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


     Jeremy Lusk

    Jeremy Lusk, Assistant Principal (11th-12th)
    (717) 334-6254, opt 2, ext 6282

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  • It's time to think about ordering your GAHS 2017-18 yearbook.  Please use the link below to place your order.


    GAHS 2017-18 Yearbook Orderform


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  • Accessing Skyward

    Accessing Skyward

    To access, Skyward: Go to ---> Click on "Select a School" and choose school ---> Navigate to the side of the page on desktops, or the top of the page on mobile devices and look for the "SW" symbol ---> Click on that to login to Skyward. 

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  • Thursday, September 21


    Today is HARBOR ARC Priority Day.


    IT'S SPEECH AND DEBATE WEEK! Today is Tealy Thursday and tomorrow is FORMAL FRIDAY. When the team goes to tournaments, they are formally dressed! So ... tomorrow put on the shirt and tie or the skirt and heels and dress to impress! Don't forget to make travel arrangements to stay after school this Friday until 5:00 in order to attend the Speech and Debate MIXER in B212 and learn about the variety of Speech and Debate events.

    Looking forward to participating in a super fun school event? This is the last day MiniTHON applications will be accepted. Please have applications in Mr. T's room, B236, by the end of the school day. Have fun while you're helping others!


    Did you apply to be a counselor for 6th Grade Outdoor Education Camp? Camp Counselor interviews will conclude TODAY. Day and time of interviews are posted outside the library, main office, Counseling Center office, and cafeteria. Students are responsible for reporting to the main office for interviews at your assigned day and time.


    The following colleges and universities will be visiting this fall. If you would like to meet with them, please stop by the Counseling Center office the morning of the scheduled visit to pick up a pass. Take advantage of this opportunity!


    Thursday, September 21

    10:30am  Johnson & Wales University


    Monday, September 25

    1:30pm Cedar Crest College


    Tuesday, September 26

    8:30am Juniata College


    Thursday, September 28

    9:00am Delaware Valley University


    Friday, September 29

    10:45am Shenandoah University
    1:00pm Thaddeus Stevens College


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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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  • Amazon Smile

    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!
    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.

    Help us spread the word and begin using this link today: GAEF Amazon Smiles

    Service Learning

    Also Read: GAMS students perform service in community


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  • Backpack Program Partners with Community Aid: sustainability

    Ruth's Harvest The Gettysburg Area School District has agreed to partner with Partners in Adams County Support CommunityAid, a non-profit organization with a mission to help those most vulnerable in our local communities.

    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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