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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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    9/18 - Financial Aid Night - 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the Auditorium. 


    9/19 - College Fair located at Gettysburg College Field House - 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. 


    9/25 - Sophomore Class Ring Orders are taken during lunch. 





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  • Friday, September 13
    Today is MOD 3 ARC Priority Day.
    Attention Seniors:  Get on Its Learning and VOTE for your Senior 2019 Homecoming Court!  Voting closes next Tuesday at noon!  
    Next week is an important week for seniors:
    The Counseling Center will host the Financial Aid Night on Wednesday at 6:30 pm in the high school auditorium.  Come on Wednesday to learn about FAFSA forms and federal, state, and college financial aid information.  A representative from PHEAA will give a presentation and answer questions.  If you're wondering what FAFSA and PHEAA stand for, this night is for you!  If you already know those two acronyms, this night is also for you!  Bring your parents or guardians.
    In addition, seniors should attend the Adams County College and Career Fair at Gettysburg College next Thursday.  Representatives from over 100 two- and four-year colleges, technical and career schools, and military branches can provide information on educational opportunities.  Juniors and sophomores are welcome.  The event takes place from 6:30 - 8:00 pm at Hauser Field House, with a financial aid session taking place from 7:00 - 7:30 pm.
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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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