The Garrett County Board of Education voted on January 12, 2021, to accept the Superintendent’s recommendation to remain in the “red model” in which students are learning virtually. Students will begin transitioning back to in-person learning when the Garrett County metrics are at 5% or less positivity rate and 15 or less per 100,000 for 14 consecutive days.

Anyone with a question or concern may contact, and you will receive a response.

There have been 1,737 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Garrett County. Current metrics from the Garrett County Health Department are: 7-Day Positivity Percentage: 14.5%; 7-Day Case Rate Per 100,000: 44.3.

Please continue to check our website and the GCPS Coronavirus Updates page for more information.

Career and Technology Education



Principles of Engineering

This course is designed to help students understand the field of engineering/engineering technology. Students will explore various technology systems and manufacturing processes and demonstrate how engineers and technicians use math, science, and technology in an engineering problem solving process to benefit people. The course also includes concerns about social and political consequences of technological change. Note:  This course meets the Technology Education credit requirement.  





Intro to Engineering Design-M

This course teaches problem-solving skills using a design development process. Models of product solutions are created, analyzed, and communicated using solid modeling computer design software.  Note:This course meets the Technology Education credit requirement.

Digital Electronics-M

This is a course in applied logic that encompasses the application of electronic circuits and devices. Computer simulation software is used to design and test digital circuitry prior to the actual construction of circuits and devices.

Computer Integrated Manufacturing-M

This course applies principles of robotics and automation. The course builds on computer solid modeling skills developed in Introduction to Engineering Design. Students will use CNC equipment to produce actual models of their three-dimensional designs. Fundamental concepts of robotics used in automated manufacturing and design analysis are included.

Engineering Design & Development-H

This is an engineering research course in which students work in teams to research, design and construct a solution to an open ended engineering problem. Students apply principles developed in the four preceding courses and are guided by a community mentor. They must present progress reports, submit a final written report and defend their solutions to a panel of outside reviewers at the end of the school year.


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