Welcome to Duke Country!

The Main Office will be open Monday-Friday from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm. If you need to visit the building, please make an appointment prior to arriving.

GHS is increasing security within the school and requires all school visitors to provide photo identification when registering as a visitor to the school. ALL visitors must use the main entrance.

New Horizons CTE Application & Information for 2022-2023

Click on the image to the left to view the flyer.

CTE Recruitment Website Link

How to Apply Link

CTE Recruitment Video 

Ticket sales begin Tuesday, March 15th.
Click here to purchase online via SchoolCash Online.
You will need to register if you have not done so previously.
Please read the Guidelines for Prom & After Prom linked here.
Announcements
  1. Bus notes: Students please remember to submit your bus notes to the main office as soon as you arrive in the morning as they will need to be approved by the transportation department.

  1. Students, check your attendance. The next Attendance Recovery is on Wednesday, May 25. This will excuse either 3 unexcused absences or 9 unexcused tardies. You can sign up on Canvas up until 24 hours beforehand.
  1. Attendance Waivers will be available starting Monday, May 16th. You can pick up a waiver in the Attendance Office, Main Office, or print one from the GHS website under Announcements. If you have attended any of the Attendance Recovery sessions or are planning on attending the last session on Wednesday, May 25th, you will be required to complete and submit a waiver in order to receive credit. Please make sure to check your attendance. It is imperative that you do not have more than 9 unexcused absences in any class. Don’t forget that 3 unexcused tardies equal one unexcused absence. The waiver deadline for seniors is Thursday, May 26th no later than 3 pm. Students in grades 9th through 11th, waivers are due by Tuesday, May 31st but the LATEST we can accept these is Thursday, June 2nd no later than 3 pm. We will NOT accept any late waivers! If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Attendance Office at 804-693-7678 or 804-693-7675.
  1. SCA and Class Officer Petitions are due by Thursday at 3pm to Mrs. Sturtz in room A120. 
  1. Just a reminder to all Fall & Winter Athletes, this current semester, the 3rd and 4th quarters combined, is what determines your academic eligibility for the upcoming school year. Both the VHSL and GCPS eligibility rules are posted on the GHS website. See your Coach, Counselor or Ms. Hunter if you have questions or concerns.
  1. Behind the Wheel Drivers Wanted.  GHS is actively accepting Behind the Wheel Enrollment forms for the summer. Deadline for summer sign up is:  June 15th. If you have your learners and have successfully completed the Drivers Education class, then please come see Mrs. Eaton in Room B141. 


  1. If you need volunteer hours contact Coach Nichols:
Friday, May 20th & Saturday, May 21st - VHSL Class 5B Regional Outdoor Track 👣 and Field Championships Deadline - Wednesday, May 18th @ 2:40
  1. Planet Fitness is offering a free summer membership for students from 14-19 years of age!
Signups start 5-16-22 and goes through August 31st! Go to Planet Fitness and sign up at your earliest convenience. 

Seniors:
•    Attention seniors! Prom will take place on May 21st at the Virginia Living Museum from 7 - 11 pm, with the after prom immediately following at AMF York Lanes bowling alley. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased on the GHS website under the Senior Corner section. The LAST day of ticket sales will be Wednesday May 18th. This is also when the Prom Guest forms are due.  Please visit the GHS website for more information regarding prices. Please see Katie Zanette or Crystal Thompson with any questions.


Jostens will be returning on Monday, May 23, 2022, to hand out graduation items from 11 am – 1 pm in the Gloucester High School auditorium. Students who need to purchase a cap/gown unit can purchase one for $50 cash
Attendance Waivers will be available starting Monday, May 16th. You can pick up a waiver in the Attendance Office, Main Office, or print one from the GHS website under Announcements. If you have attended any of the Attendance Recovery sessions or are planning on attending the last session on Wednesday, May 25th, you will be required to complete and submit a waiver in order to receive credit. Please make sure to check your attendance. It is imperative that you do not have more than 9 unexcused absences in any class. Don’t forget that 3 unexcused tardies equal one unexcused absence. The waiver deadline for Seniors is Thursday, May 26th no later than 3 pm. Students in grades 9th through 11th, waivers are due by Thursday, June 2nd no later than 3 pm. We will NOT accept any late waivers!
Click here to view/download/print the attendance waiver form.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Attendance Office at 804-693-7678 or 804-693-7675.
 

May 2022 Attendance Recovery

Attendance Recovery will be held after school from 3:00-5:15 on May 9 and 25.  Students may ride the activity bus home at 5:30.  Students must stay the entire time to get credit.  One day of attendance recovery will recover 3 blocks of attendance for one class.  

Sign up at this link: Attendance Recovery

Sign up for each session closes 24 hours before the session begins.

SCA Election Season is here!
If you are interested in running for Overall or Class Offices for the 2022-2023 school year, please note the following dates.
May 2nd - May 13th - Election petitions are available in Main Office and Website 
May 13th at 3pmElection petitions are due to room A120
May 16th - May 20th - Campaigning period
May 23rd - May 25th - Voting
June 1st @ 3pm - MANDATORY MEETING for all new officers

Link to petition

Duke Update May 15, 2022
Congratulations to the following Teachers of the Month chosen by our GHS students during Teacher
Appreciation week:
Emily Nunez
Lisa Greer
Renee Hypes
Jason Burns
Brittany Croft
Patrick Keeley
Congratulations to the following Students of the Month:
12th Grade
Gabriel Espiritu
Jorge Martinez Aguayo
11th Grade
Valiree Vining
Andrew Ward
10th Grade
Sebastian Green
Leah Wise
9th Grade
Lauren Landry
Brandon Wood Jr.
GHS NJROTC, under the leadership of Cadet Commander Kiley Pryor, Cadet Lieutenant Commander
Cabot Call, and Cadet Master Chief Mackenzie Quick, was awarded the Distinguished Unit! The
Distinguished Unit is awarded to the top 30% of Area's Five 59 units in the categories of academics,
citizenship, competitions, and fitness. This is up from last year when the unit was awarded the Unit
Achievement (top 50%). This is only the 4th time in the 41 years of GHS NJROTC's history we have been
awarded the Distinguished Unit.

The deadline for SCA applications has been extended to Thursday, May 19 for some positions. Ms.
Sturtz will be announcing details this week.

Attendance Waivers will be available starting Monday, May 16th. You can pick up a waiver in the
Attendance Office, Main Office, or print one from the GHS website under Announcements. If you have
attended any of the Attendance Recovery sessions or are planning on attending the last session on
Wednesday, May 25th, you will be required to complete and submit a waiver in order to receive credit.

Please make sure to check your attendance. It is imperative that you do not have more than 9 unexcused
absences in any class. Don’t forget that 3 unexcused tardies equal one unexcused absence. The waiver
deadline for Seniors is Thursday, May 26th no later than 3 pm. Students in grades 9th through 11th,
waivers are due by Thursday, June 2nd no later than 3 pm. We will NOT accept any late waivers!
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the Attendance Office at 804-693-7678 or
804-693-7675.

Jostens will be returning on Monday, May 23, 2022, to hand out graduation items from 11 am – 1 pm in
the Gloucester High School auditorium. Students who need to purchase a cap/gown unit can purchase
one from Jostens for $50.

Gloucester High School Summer School registration is now open. Registrations forms for both Recovery
Credits and Initial Credits and instructions are the GHS Home Page.
-Recovery credits are available for one class and will be free. Recovery classes will be taught in-person at
GHS. Attendance REQUIRED.
-Initial credits are available from GHS only in Health and PE 9, Health and PE 10, and Economics and
Personal Finance and will cost $100, these courses will be online.
See the registration forms for REQUIRED registration deadlines and attendance dates and times.

Gloucester High School Fine Arts Department proudly presents its 17th Annual Art Show. Please join us
May 4th from 4-6 pm at the Gloucester Public Library for the Artists’ Reception. The show will be on
display until May 27th.

Pep Rally: GHS will have a Pep rally on June 3! In order to attend, students will need to not have any
discipline referrals that result in an out-of-school suspension between Monday, April 25 and Friday, June
3.

Just a reminder to all Fall & Winter Athletes, this current semester, the 3rd and 4th quarters combined, is
what determines your academic eligibility for the upcoming school year. Both the VHSL and GCPS
eligibility rules are posted on the GHS website. See your Coach, Counselor or Ms. Hunter if you have
questions or concerns.

Graduation is Saturday, June 11, at 9:00AM at Gloucester High School. For more details about
graduation, and the other Senior Week activities, please check the Senior Corner on the GHS website.

Get your Summer Sessions for Behind the Wheel. GHS is actively accepting Behind the Wheel
Enrollment forms for the summer. Deadline for summer sign up is: June 15th. If you have your learners
and have successfully completed the Drivers Education class, then please come see Mrs. Eaton in Room
B141.

If you need volunteer hours contact Coach Nichols:
2nd Dates - Friday, May 20th & Saturday, May 21st - VHSL Class 5B Regional Outdoor Track 👣 and Field
Championships Deadline - Wednesday, May 18th @ 2:40

Attention students interested in New Horizons- Applications for the 2022-23 school year are now being
accepted. Please see the GHS webpage or your Canvas announcements for the information.

Prom will take place on 5/21/22 at the Virginia Living Museum from 7 - 11 pm, with the after prom
immediately following at AMF York Lanes bowling alley. Tickets are on sale now; the last day of ticket
sales are Wednesday, May 18, 2022, and can be purchased on the GHS website under the Senior Corner
section. Please visit the GHS website for more information regarding prices. Please see Katie Zanette or
Crystal Thompson with any questions.

Student parking passes have now been reduced to $25 on a first come first serve basis. The student
parking pass form can be picked up in the main office or found on the GHS website under
announcements. The parking pass form must be completely filled out and signed by a parent/guardian.
Please make checks and money orders payable to Gloucester High school.

No Food Deliveries: Attention parents/guardians and students: DoorDash, GrubHub, Uber eats, and any
other delivery services are not allowed to be used due to safety concerns. Parents/guardians may bring
food for their students' during the students lunch block.

Bus notes: Students please remember to submit your bus notes to the main office as soon as you arrive
in the morning as they will need to be approved by the transportation department.

Attention parents/guardians Gloucester County Public Schools is now offering Technology device
insurance
. You can now protect your GCPS issued device with our optional Chromebook insurance. Avoid
uncertain and expensive technology repair costs from accidental breakage! The fee is only $10 for the
remainder of this school year and can be paid online through the School Cash Online payment site.
Please look on the Gloucester County Public Schools website under technology for more information.

Covid mitigation: Thank you for your continued efforts to keep our students and staff safe. Please do not
come to school if you are having Covid symptoms.

2022 2nd Semester Advanced Placement Testing Registration Information
In order to register for a 2nd semester advanced placement exam, please follow the instructions below:
  • Test registration for 2nd Semester Advanced Placement classes will open on Monday, January 31, 2022 and will close on Tuesday, March 8, 2022.  No further test registrations will be taken after Tuesday, March 8, 2022.  If you register for an exam, but you are absent on the date of your testing or withdraw from testing after registration, College Board charges an unused exam fee, therefore you will not receive a full refund of 96 dollars.   
  • In order to register for an advanced placement exam, students must have joined at the College Board website, the advanced placement class in which you are enrolled.  Your advanced placement teacher will give you the code to join the class.  College Board will not finalize the authorization to test if the student has not joined the class in which he/she is enrolled.  Therefore, if a test is registered for through our online payments site or with our bookkeeper in which the student has not joined the class, the student will not be able to test and their payment will be refunded.
  • The cost for each 2nd semester advanced placement exam is 96 dollars and must be paid at the time of test registration.  In order to register/sign-up/pay for an advanced placement exam, please see Ms. Darlene Early, the bookkeeper, in the main office in which checks need to be made payable to:  Gloucester High School
  • If you would still like to register for an advanced placement exam for a first semester or year-long class, the cost is 136 dollars.
Advanced Placement Tests to Be Administered
  • Art AP Portfolio (Testing Date:  Friday, May 6, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.)
  • Calculus AB (Testing Date:  Monday, May 9, 2022 at 8:00 a.m.)
  • Calculus BC (Testing Date:  Monday, May 9, 2022 at 8:00 a.m.)
  • Chemistry (Testing Date:  Monday, May 2, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.)
  • English 11 Language (Testing Date:  Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 8:00 a.m.)
  • English 12 Literature (Testing Date:  Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at 8:00 a.m.)
  • Government (Testing Date:  Monday, May 2, 2022 at 8:00 a.m.)
  • Modern World History (Testing Date:  Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 8:00 a.m.)
  • Music Theory (Testing Date:  Friday, May 13, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.)
  • Physics 1:  Algebra-Based (Testing Date:  Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.)
  • Psychology (Testing Date:  Tuesday, May 3, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.)
  • Spanish 5 Language (Testing Date:  Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at 8:00 a.m.)
  • Statistics (Testing Date:  Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 12:00 p.m.)
  • U.S. History (Testing Date:  Friday, May 6, 2022 at 8:00 a.m.)
If you have any questions, please contact:  Carol L. Belvin, Assistant Principal, via email at cbelvin@gc.k12.va.us .
 
Click here to view our flyer with information on how to create a Canvas Observer account.

Click here to view information regarding PowerSchool accounts for Parents.

Click here for a Canvas Course on setting up and using your Observer account.
With the Parent/Student Portal, you can:
Follow your student's progress throughout the school year online in one secure, convenient location
Access your student's individual course assignments and teacher information
View your student's grades, attendance information and student schedule
Communicate with teachers and learn more about your student's individual workload and responsibilities

PowerSchool Parent Portal help  https://www.powerschool.com/parent-student-resource-center/

If you already have a Parent Portal account or you had a Unified Class account, then use your email address to log in and click on Forgot Password

If you are new to Parent Portal contact your student’s school to get the necessary access id and password. 

If you are an existing user of the PowerSchool Mobile App and are having trouble logging in:
1. Completely log out of the app. To do this go to More...Account...Sign Out
2. From the login screen you will be able to go back to the district code page.
3. Try changing the district code to something else random and then switch it back to
THDS.
4. This should force it to reload the district info which should correct the URL.
5. Login
If this fails, completely uninstall the application, and re-install it.

SchoolCash Online is our preferred method of payment

Gloucester County Public Schools is striving to improve safety and reduce risk wherever possible. One safety measure is minimizing cash and check payments at our schools. To accomplish this, we use SchoolCash Online for all school items and activity fees. If you haven't already created a free account, we encourage all parents to register, so you'll be ready to make online payments from home: both now and in the future as more school items become available again.

Benefits to parents and schools

You will help increase efficiency and security at your school by making payments directly into your school's bank account. This limits the number of people entering the school, reduces risk of lost payments, and allows teachers and office staff to focus on helping students and not counting cash. In addition, you are automatically informed about school activities!

Register now!

Registering takes Iess than two minutes: visit https://gcps.schoolcashonline.com

Yearbooks for the 2021-2022 school year are sold out.  The book is expected to arrive around the first week of June to distribute to students who pre-ordered.  Please contact Lauren Leszczynski for any additional information.
 
Select "More" to read about this program.
 
Non-Profit Corporation established to create a public/private partnership to implement public school improvements approved by the School Board.

Gloucester Educational Foundation Page
Click here to view the class ring ordering information and instructions.
If you are looking for student bus numbers or pick up/drop off times, click here to navigate to our new Bus Information Tool.

This is for long-term (longer than 1 week) dual ridership. 
To request your child to be picked up and/or dropped off at a location other than their home of residence, please complete Section I and Section II of the linked form. Please allow three (3) business days for processing.  Once approved, the Transportation Office will notify you and the school.  To expedite the process, e-mail the completed form to; tdirector@gc.k12.va.us. Asterisk items below require completion.  Transportation will assign the Bus, Bus stop and approximate time. Forms received after mid-August may not be processed for the beginning of the school year.

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Senior Corner
Graduation Activities June 2022

Friday, June 3, 2022
Last day of school for graduating seniors

Monday, June 6, 2022
Scholarship Night
Auditorium
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Senior Awards 
8:00 am in the Auditorium

Senior Cap/Gown Picture 
Location TBD
11:00 am

Elementary Walk
Immediately following Cap/Gown picture
Students disperse to the elementary school they attended
Transportation is not provided.

Friday, June 10, 2022
Graduation Practice @ 8:00 am
Students will meet in the Auditorium
**Graduation practice is mandatory.  Students will receive 10 tickets at practice.**

Senior picnic will follow immediately after at approximately 12:00 pm behind the stadium.

Saturday, June 11, 2022
Gloucester High School Graduation 2022
GHS Football Field
9:00 am
Testing Dates:
Thursday, April 14:      Reading and WorkKeys 
Friday, April 15:           Math 
Monday, April 18:        Science 
Tuesday, April 19:       Social Studies and WRS 

Remediation Schedule:
Algebra
Tuesday, April 12 OR Wednesday, April 13
3:00 - 4:30pm
Mrs. Jemmison
Room A109
Algebra Remediation


Biology
Thursday, April 14
3:00 - 4:30pm
Mrs. Scott
Room D26
Biology Remediation

World History I
Monday, April 18
3:00 - 4:30pm
Mr. Miller
Room A127
World History I

US History
Monday, April 18
3:00 - 4:30pm
Mrs. Carter
Room D21
US History

Workplace Readiness
Monday, April 18
3:00 - 4:30pm
Mr. Andrade
Room C161A
Workplace Readiness
 
Click the image above to be redirected to the SchoolCash Online site where you can purchase your tickets.
You will need to register if you have not already done so.
Click here to view the Prom & After Prom Guidelines.
Attention Seniors and families!  Please join the Remind app for importation information and updates.  Search for GHS Class of 2022 and the class code is @2022dukes.  Your senior class sponsors, Ms. Thompson and Mrs. Zanette, have important information to share about the upcoming year, so join now. 
 
Seniors, please note that your Naviance access is now available via your school Google account.  After you sign in with your GCPS credentials, navigate to the Google app waffle to find the Naviance icon.

Click here to view the senior graduation ordering information.
Click here to view the ordering instructions and information for class ring orders.

Girls Volleyball - Monday's & Wednesday's - main gym - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Cheerleading - Wednesday's - auxiliary gym - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Boys Basketball - Tuesday's & Friday's - main gym - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Football - Tuesday's, Wednesday's & Thursday's - 3:00pm - 5:00pm - weight room & study hall
Coaches contact info can be found at - https://ghs.gc.k12.va.us/athletics

Click the link below to purchase home event tickets online!

Gloucester High School Events and Tickets by GoFan 

Sports Conditioning:

Baseball conditioning is Tuesdays and Thursdays after school, until around 4:30pm
*weather pending – listen to announcements for changes*

Softball workouts will be Mondays & Thursdays after school, until around 4:30pm
*weather pending – listen to announcements for changes*

Coaches Names and Emails are found on the GHS website @ https://ghs.gc.k12.va.us/athletics

To tryout/practice you must meet ALL grade eligibility requirements & have a physical turned in that is dated after May 1, 2021. 

Spring Tryout/Practice Dates:
Baseball, Softball, Soccer, Track & Field, Tennis – Monday February 21st 
 
VHSL & GCPS Athletic Eligibility Requirements For All Athletes:

Virginia High School League Eligibility Rules:
  • A student athlete must take and pass 3 or more classes the semester before the desired sport season. (3 of 4 classes when in a 4 x 4 schedule).
    • For Fall and Winter Sports seasons this is determined by grades in the 2nd semester (3rd & 4th quarters combined).
    • For Spring Sports this is determined by grades in the 1st semester (1st & 2nd quarters combined) of the corresponding school year.
The Gloucester County Public School 2.0 Requirements:
  • A student athlete must have at least a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) from the previous semester or have a 2.0 overall GPA. Unlike the VHSL rule there is a waiver application for the 2.0 requirement.  This waiver is a one-time chance; a student cannot use more than one waiver during high school. Waiver applications are on the GHS website and are due by the deadline dates before the seasons start.
    • For Fall and Winter Sports seasons this is determined by grades in the 2nd semester (3rd & 4th quarters combined).
    • For Spring Sports this is determined by grades in the 1st semester (1st & 2nd quarters combined) of the corresponding school year.
 
If you have further questions please contact Athletic & Activities Director Ms. Hunter at khunter@gc.k12.va.us or 804-693-3866
GHS Master Plan
Please visit the GHS Master Plan Page on the GCPS site for links and the most current information.

GHS Master Plan

Celebrating our schools, our students and our community!