About Gainesville High School



    We are concerned about the wellbeing of all students, faculty, staff and their families. While we are experiencing times of uncertainty, we know many questions are looming in the minds of all stakeholders. Please find information related to school changes below. We will update this page as changes occur. Our continual thoughts remain with the HURRICANE Family and community at large. Please be safe.

    Schools will be closed through the remainder of the school year

    • schools are encouraged to operate virtually by non-classroom-based means as much as possible
    • IEP-related services may be extended as deemed appropriate
    • remaining state tests are cancelled
    • graduation and promotion requirements are under review
    • k-12 school grades will not be calculated for 19-20
    • Florida Bright Futures Scholarships will be based on available data and results
    • state required instructional hours may be reduced

    Florida Department of Education - Guidance for 19-20 School Year




    • ACT has rescheduled its April 4th test date to June 13th; registered students will receive an email with instructions (free reschedule to June 13 or future national test date)
    • CollegeBoard has cancelled the May 2nd SAT and SAT Subject Test Administration; March 14th Makeup Exam, scheduled for March 28th, is also cancelled
    • CollegeBoard is considering adding an international SAT administration later this year

    American College Testing (ACT)

    Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

    Advanced Placement Testing

    • dates for testing will depend on amount of instructional time lost
    • if most instructional time is made up, regularly scheduled exam dates is recommended
    • if instructional time is still needed, student exam orders may be amended for late testing during third week of May
    • testing during the 4th week of May is possible, if needed, but must be requested through AP Services for Educators (ASE)
    • schools closed for extended periods, needing later options (such as June), can enter requests by ASE during month of April

    AP Updates by CollegeBoard

    Credit Retrieval Option Program (CROP)

    Students may work from home to retrieve credit that has been lost. Students are encouraged to work on assignments now; teachers are checking progress. If someone is having trouble logging in or making progress, please email our CROP Administrator -

    Dr. Becker at beckermk@gm.sbac.edu

    CROP (Edgenuity Website)

    In case students need help getting started, we have provided a "how to get started" video: https://youtu.be/G_HPDRbV8oU

    Educational Practice Opportunities

    Students may use this site to practice math and English skills, as well as prepare for the SAT.

    Khan Academy

    Cambridge Students

    Cambridge Students should check emails and virtual classrooms to keep up with assignments and Cambridge exam reviews/preparation.
    • Cambridge Examinations

    Cambridge is treating the challenges that this situation is presenting for our global community very seriously. Cambridge is continuing to review support options it can provide for schools. 

    For the most current information, please visit: https://help.cambridgeinternational.org/hc/en-gb/articles/360006532458-Novel-coronavirus-Information-for-schools-about-the-COVID-19-coronavirus-outbreak


    Senior Activities

    • Graduation - awaiting health directives, TBD


    • no extracurricular activities
    • no offsite practices permitted
    • no penalties enforced for missed games

    National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)



    Parents will not need to pick up medications unless concerned about home supply depleting because of time off from school. In order to pick up medication, a parent will need to come in and sign the Medication Treatment Authorization form that indicates the number and doses picked up. Please call ahead to the front office to schedule a time for pick-up.

    Mental Health

    We know many of our students are able to maintain social-emotional wellbeing because of school structure and assistance of teachers, school counselors, social workers, peers and other individuals that provide support during the day. The absence of those figures can cause anxiety for some kids. Students should be aware that local support is offered through the Crisis Center at (352-264-6789), for those who need mental health support. Persons who have battled with depression or thoughts of suicide can also reach out to the prevention lifeline for help (1-800-273-8255). Please be vigilant about ensuring students who meet with mental health professionals and take medications remain on track with appointments. Consistency is key to minimizing fears.

    Crisis Center

    Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    Frequently updated health sites:

    Alachua County Department of Health:http://alachua.floridahealth.gov/

    Florida Department of Health:https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/

    The Centers for Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Gainesville High School

  • David Shelnutt, Principal
    shelnudc (@) gm.sbac.edu
    GHS Crest

    Home of the Hurricanes
    1900 Northwest 13th St.
    Gainesville, FL 32609
    Phone: 352-955-6707
    Fax: 844-607-5800

    Attendance Fax: (844) 607-5799
    Guidance Fax: (844) 607-5796

    Note: Email addresses are followed by @gm.sbac.edu

    Grades: 9-12
    School colors: Purple and White
    Enrollment: 1900

    School Hours:
    8:30 am - 2:42 pm

    Students may be dropped off beginning at 7:15.

    Office Hours:

    Monday through Thursday  7:00 AM to 3:30 PM
    Friday 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM