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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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GAHS News Highlights

GAHS Events and Reminders



    3/15 - School in Session - Snow Makeup Day


    4/23 - 4/26 - NOCTI Testing 


    4/23 - All String Orchestra Concert @ 7:00 p.m. in Auditorium 


    4/26 - JROTC Military Ball 


    5/3 - FFA Banquet 


    5/6 - 5/10 - Teacher Appreciation Week 


    5/6 - 5/17 - Advanced Placement Testing 


    5/9 - Band Concert @ 7:00 p.m. in Auditorium 


    5/14 - Chorus Broadway Concert @ 7:00 p.m. in Auditorium 


    5/17 - Prom - 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.


    5/19 - Orchestra Pops Concert 












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  • Tuesday, March 26


    Today is MOD 5 ARC Priority Day.
    Bring your laptop to the Counseling Center to see Sara Maines today from 8:00 - 10:00 am and this Friday from 1:00 to 3:00 pm if you have NOT completed your HACC application.
    Seniors:  Keep up to date on scholarship opportunities by checking in the Counseling Center regularly.
    The following higher education institutions will be visiting the Counseling Center this spring.  If you would like to meet with representatives, please come to the Counseling Center the morning of the visit to request an e-hall pass.
    Friday, March 29
    9:30 am    Central Penn College
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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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