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General Amherst High School
About Us

The safety of students, staff and visitors remains  a priority for our school and Board. This page contains General Amherst specific information and Board information as they relate to COVID-19 policies.

COVID Screening Tool:  Review prior to coming to school every day.  GECDSB Self-Assessment Tool for COVID-19

School Procedures (a summary of the Board plan and General Amherst specific info).  Information for Students and Parents.pdf

Doors open at 8:05 for students.

Class runs 8:25 until 12:10pm at school and 1:10 until 2:25pm at home.

Students staggered exit from the building at 12:10pm.

​​​​​​​​Welcome to the General Amherst Website!
Check out our new promo video created by our Grade 12 Communication Technology class! 


Greetings from the Principal, Ms. M. DeBruyne:


At General Amherst High School, we have a rich tradition of academic excellence and student success. We offer a variety of programs and services to meet the learning needs of all students. In addition to a regular high school curriculum, we offer a Specialist High Skills Major Program, Co-operative Education and an Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program.

We are very proud of our students' academic achievement. We traditionally score  well on the Grade nine EQAO Provincial Assessment of Mathematics and on the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test. Many of our grade twelve graduates earn scholarships, awards and bursaries to Colleges and Universities across Ontario and North America. In addition to academics, we offer and wide variety of extracurricular activities, including championship athletic teams. Our students, staff and coaches are proud of their achievement in each of these areas. Students are encouraged to join at least one of our clubs or sports teams.


This web site was designed to help you find out more about our school. β€‹It contains essential information that you need to know with respect to our rules, policies and procedures.

We thank you for taking time to explore our website. Check back regularly to see important updates and activities that are taking place.

Need to Contact General Amherst?

130 Sandwich Street South
Amherstburg, Ontario
N9V 1Z8

Principal: Melissa DeBruyne
Vice-Principal: Bonnie DesJardins
Phone: 519.736.2149
Fax: 519.736.1473
Attendance Line: 519.736.2149(+ Press 1)