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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




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    • NOW - Purchase a 2020-2021 GAHS Yearbook via JOSTENS
    • Dec 23 - Jan 3 - Winter Holiday 
    • Jan 18 - MLK Day - No School 
    • Jan 20 - Term 2 Ends
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  • Friday, December 4

    The Gettysburg High School Boys Lacrosse team will be holding an open gym tonight from 8:00 - 9:00 pm.  All participants must have a covid waiver, a mask, and a water bottle. 
    Finish this crazy year off with a good feeling by supporting JROTC's Toys for Tots donation drive!  Place new, unwrapped toys in the collection box in the Main Office.  Donations will be collected until Thursday, December 17.  
    Attention seniors:  Please remember to pick up your 5 X 7 senior photo in the Main Office if Brianna Richelle was your photographer.
    If you're willing to put in some effort and put your writing skills to work, you could earn some extra cash!  Gettysburg College is holding its 2nd Annual Georges Lieber Essay Contest on Resistance.  The contest is open to all high school students.  The 1st Place award is $1000, 2nd Place $500, and 3rd Place $300.  Two Honorable Mention winners will be awarded $200 each.  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, December 9
    9:00 am  New York Film Academy
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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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