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Message From The Principal

  • Welcome to the home page for Gettysburg Area High School... and welcome to the #WarriorWay! 

    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




    PeachJar Flyers

  • Order Credentials from Parchment



    • Oct 21 & 22 - Cap and Gown Order Days - Click Here  
    • Oct 21 & 22 - Class Ring Order Days - Click Here 
    • Oct 25 - Music Department Concert - 3 PM - Warrior Stadium *Tickets Required
    • Oct 27 - End of First Academic Quarter
    • Nov 3 and 4 - Picture Makeup Day
    • Nov 6 and 7 - Fall Play - William Shakespeare’s Haunted House - 7 PM showtimes - Outside performances in front of GAHS
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  • Wednesday, October 28

    We hope you enjoy participating in Halloween at the High School!  Submit your costume photos on Canvas for a chance to win prizes!
    It's time to VOTE!  Make your voice heard by casting your ballot on Canvas through the Warrior Way!  All students may vote either today or tomorrow.  The results will be announced on Friday.
    Attention swimmers: You must contact Coach Turner if you want to try out to earn one of the 36 spots we are limited to for the team this year. Stop by room B103 or email Coach Turner soon to sign up for open swim sessions beginning at the YMCA on November 16 from 3:00 - 5:00 pm.
    Picture retakes are scheduled next Tuesday and Wednesday, November 3 and 4 for 9th, 10th, and 11th grades.  If you need an order form, please stop by the main office.
    HACC will be hosting a virtual Dual-Enrollment Parent Night on Wednesday,  November 11 at 6:00 pm.  There will be a Student/Parent Panel with opportunities for guests to meet the Admissions Counselor from HACC.  The counselor will help attendants learn about pathways and reduced tuition to help students get a head start on their college education, and they will explain differences between AP classes and Dual-Enrollment classes.  Registration is open until November 10.  Please stop by the Counseling Center for more information.
    The following higher education institutions will be holding Zoom meetings in the near future.  If you would like to meet with representatives, meeting links can be found on the Counseling Center website under "College Information."  If you would like Mrs. Knox to email the meeting link directly, please contact her at  The schedule includes:
    Wednesday, October 28
    1:30 pm  Husson University
    Thursday, October 29
    8:30 am  Slippery Rock University
    9:00 am  Harrisburg University of Science & Technology
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  • Please see the attached PDF for information about applying for Free/Reduced meals. Here is a direct LINK to apply online. 

    Free and Reduced PDF

    Free and Reduced PDF - Spanish

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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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