Southern Garrett

High School

Welcome to Southern Garrett High School

Southern Garrett High School, the largest educational facility in predominately rural Garrett County, Maryland, strives to provide students with a variety of educational experiences to meet their individual needs. By providing successful school experiences, we prepare students to become life-long learners. We challenge students to strive for personal excellence and responsible citizenship as they develop intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically.


Thank you, Get-n-Go, our business partners for April.



Morning Announcements
The school's morning announcements can now be read through the Daily Bulletin option in PowerSchool.

GC Scholarship
May 1 is the deadline to apply for the GC Scholarship.  Any seniors planning to attend GC in the Fall who has not yet completed this application needs to see their counselor immediately.  There is no deadline to apply for admission to GC. However, counselors recommend that students apply for admission to Garrett soon to have adequate time for placement exams and registration for classes.  Students having quesions about scholarship deadlines or applications should sign up to see their counselr. 

US Service Academy
Congressman John K. Delaney will host his annual U.S. Service Academy  Information Forum on Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, MD.  This forum is focused on providing information on the academies and admission requirements  for students hoping to enter one of the four service academies in July 2015.  Representatives of the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy will be present to talk with students and their parents.  More information on directions and how to register for the event  can be obtained by signing up to see your school counselor.

Final NHS Meeting
Attention National Honor Society members: the last meeting of the year will be held on Thursday, May 1 during Ram period in Ms. Savage's room. Seniors are reminded to turn in any remaining service projects. The May 1meeting is the deadline. Juniors need to bring their dues for the year. Graduation information and duties will be discussed. Attendance is mandatory.

Pink Panther Strikes Again
Inspector Jacques Clouseau is on the case in Southern' production of "The Pink Panther Srikes Again." Performances are slated for May 8, 9, 10 at 8pm on Southern's stage.  The show is appropriate for the whole family. 

Autumn Glory Court
The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce would like to invite students in their junior year of high school to apply for the 2014 Autumn Glory Festival Royalty Court. The Chamber will choose a king and a queen for the Court. Each member of the court will receive an education contribution. Applicationa and application fees are due by Wednesday, April 30, 2014.   Please see Mrs. Cosner in the Main Office for an application.

Attendance Appeal Letters
Seniors who have missed more than 8 days during the 2nd semester must turn in appeal letters no later than May 9, 2014 to Mrs. Friend in the attendance office.

Underclassmen who have missed more than 8 days during the 2nd semester must turn in appeal letters no later than June 6, 2014 to Mrs. Friend in the attendance office.

Gifted and Talented
The nomination process for high school students is now open. Parent nomination forms can be downloaded here. Nominations will be accepted until April 30, 2014.  Questions, contact Beverly Sincell in guidance.

Yearbook Ordering
Orders and payments for the 2014 Highlander yearbook, Reflections, is due to Jostens by May 1.  Parents may order yearbooks at or by calling 1-866-282-1516. Questions concerning yearbooks can be directed to Ms. Zumpano at

FBI Academy
The FBI is hosting a Teen Academy in which teens, 14-18 can spend a day learning about the different activities of the FBI.  The Teen Academy will be conducted in the Baltimore Division FBI headquarters on Friday, July 18.  The main requireemnts are: be a high school student between the ages of 14-18, possess a gpa of 2.5, possess leadership qualities and be interested in a law enforcement career. Deadline to apply is June 6.  See guidance counselors to apply.

Summer Internships
Congressman John Delaney is now accepting applications for the 2014 Summer District Office Internship Program in both the Hagerstown and Gaithersburg District Offices.  This program gives students with an interest in Government or a future in public service the opportunity to learn more about how a government operates.  More information is available in Guidance.

Other Summer Opportunities

Photography and Writing Wanted
The Acorn staff is seeking original photography and writing from students for the school's literary magazine, The Ram Page. Submit items to Mrs. Savage.

College Representative Visits--Interested students are to sign up in the Guidance office.

Maryland Forestry Camp
The Garrett County Forest Conservancy Board in cooperation with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources--Forest Service, Association of Forest Conservancy District Boards, and Allegany College are hosting a week-long program at Hickory Environment Education Center July 20-26, 2014 designed to aquaint college-bound high school students with careers in forestry and natural resources management. The camp is staffed by forestry students from Allegany College and the members of the Maryland Association of Forestry Boards. HIgh School students who have reached age 16 by the first day of NRCC week may choose to earn two college credits (fees required) from Allegany College of Maryland. Further information on the program can be obtained by contacting your guidance office, biology department, Vo-ag department or the Association website,