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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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  • Friday, January 18


    Today is STUDENT CHOICE ARC Priority Day.


    The high school library will close immediately after school today. Celebrate the end of the semester!


    All 10th grade students need to complete the Career Fair Presentation selections TODAY! The link is on It's Learning. Thanks!


    Could you use an extra $30,000? The Doodle 4 Google College Scholarship Contest is open for district wide student submissions. Contest ends March 18. Google it or pick up forms at the office or art rooms. Good luck!


    Remember to stop by the library soon to return library materials and sign up for a chance to win an Advance Reader's Copy book. While you're in, check out the super cool displays! We have a terrific HERO display showing off our graphic novel collection and a BOX OFFICE BOOKS display giving center stage to books that have been made into movies.


    Attention Fantasy Flight Club members who are going back down to Dulles for the cleanup on January 26: Remember to bring in your signed permission form and drop off with Mrs. Deckert.


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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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