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 1,716 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Garrett County. Current metrics from the Garrett County Health Department are: 7-Day Positivity Percentage: 15.0%; 7-Day Case Rate Per 100,000: 50.7.

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

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Upcoming Events

GaCo LogoThe purpose of every GaCo event is to help insure youth in and about Garrett County are "STEM Ready." Please come out a greet are team when ever you have an opportunity and bring friends, family and neighbors. All of our and FIRST events are free and open to the public.

Friday-Saturday, April 12-13, George Mason Universtity - Chesapeake District Championship
GaCo will be competing with their robot along with 58 other teams from the Chesapeake District which includes the states of Maryland and Virginia as well as DC.

Friday, April 19, GCPS Central Office, Downtown Oakland - GaCo's Eggstravaganza, LEGO Easter Eqq Painting, Giant Euclidean Egg Constructions, Garrett County LEGO Map + get your shoes shined for Easter! Good Friday, 10:00a - noon.


Miss an event or you just want to come out and see what we are all about? We meet as a team the first and third Mondays of every month at the GEARS facility in Accident, Maryland (116 Industrial Drive) from about 6:30p to 8:00p. We always welcome visitors to find out more about our program - every meeting is an "open house!"