Message From The Principal

  • Welcome to the home page for Gettysburg Area High School, a U.S. News and World Report Best High School in PA for 2015 and 2016!

    Mr. Mark Blanchard

    Mark Blanchard, Principal

    334-6254, opt 2, ext 6252


    Kristy Caywood

    Kristy Caywood, Asst Principal (9th-10th)

    334-6254, opt 2, ext 6253


     Jeremy Lusk

    Jeremy Lusk, Asst Principal (11th-12th)

    334-6254, opt 2, ext 6282

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High School News

  • Wanted: College Athletes

    College Athletes Coming on Thursday, May 18th at 7:30 p.m. in the Gettysburg Area High School Auditorium.


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  • Tuesday, April 28


    April is Autism Awareness month. Here is a fact for today:
    Early intervention is the key to treatment of autism.


    It's that time of year ... The Graduation announcements and accessories you ordered are here. The Jostens Graduation Company will be here this Friday, April 28 to deliver your Senior graduation packets during all lunches. If you will not be in school that day, please have a friend pick up your order, which will include your cap and gown. If any student still needs to order the school's official graduation announcement, please see the Jostens representative for details!


    PROM tickets sales begin in the cafeteria today and continue through Friday, May 5. Cost is $35.00 per student and can be purchased by juniors or seniors. All financial obligations must be met before purchasing tickets. Hope to see you 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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  • Surrogate parents needed

    Surrogate Parents

    The LIU is seeking Surrogate Parents to support and represent students through the special education process. No special education experience needed. The virtual information session is on April 26. Click here for more. 

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  • Medication take back scheduled in Adams County

    Medication Collection


    The event is scheduled for April 29th, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. throughout several locations in Adams County. See the flyer for additional details.

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  • ACCAC hosting Erin Merryn at GAMS

    Erin's Law The Adams County Children’s Advocacy Center (ACCAC) is hosting ERIN MERRYN on Thursday, May 11 at the Gettysburg Area Middle School. Erin Merryn is a childhood sexual abuse survivor who is now an author, speaker, child advocate, speaker, wife, mother, activist, and the founder and president of Erin’s Law.“Erin’s Law” requires all public schools in each state implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program which teaches:

    1.     Students in grades pre-K through 12th grade age-appropriate techniques to recognize child sexual abuse and tell a trusted adult;

    2.     School personnel all about child sexual abuse; and

    3.     Parents and guardians the warning signs of child sexual abuse, plus needed assistance, referral or resource information to support sexually abused children and their families.

    To date, 28 states including Pennsylvania have passed Erin’s Law.


    On May 11, Erin will conduct a 1-hour presentation followed by a book signing. The event is open to the public and there is no cost to attend this event. Donations to support the ACCAC will be accepted following Erin’s presentation.


    The ACCAC is looking for your support of this very special event. It is through the courageous efforts of individuals like Erin Merryn who share their story and their message that child abuse victims can heal and move forward in their lives and children will all have the opportunity to participate in child abuse prevention initiatives because child abuse prevention is the key to ending child abuse.


    We encourage all school district staff to join us in this event which will provide support of the ACCAC’s mission to end child abuse.

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  • York College to host basketball camp

    YC Camp Sign up for the York College basketball camp!

    To download the brochure, click here

    For more inforamtion, click here to go to the website. 

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  • Amazon Smiles  

    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


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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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