Gettysburg Athletic Department Mission Statement
The Gettysburg Area Schools athletic programs are built around an education based interscholastic athletic philosophy that dynamic athletic programs are vital to the educational, social, and emotional development of the student. We believe that the athletic program should provide a variety of experiences to promote learning and aid in the development of positive habits and attitudes in students that would prepare them for adult life and citizenship in our society.
Athletics play an important role in the life of Gettysburg Area Schools as the young people involved learn lessons in sportsmanship, teamwork, competition, commitment, and how to win and lose gracefully.
The athletic program shall be conducted in accordance with existing Board of Education and league policies, rules, and regulations. Such participation is a privilege that carries with it the responsibilities to the school, to the sport, to the student body, to the community, and to the students themselves as well as their families. At all times, the athletic program is an extension of the classroom and is considered to be an educational activity.