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 public.info@garrettcountyschools.org, and you will receive a response.

There have been 1,760 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Garrett County. Current metrics from the Garrett County Health Department are: 7-Day Positivity Percentage: 11.02%; 7-Day Case Rate Per 100,000: 20.19.

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

Early Childhood/Elementary

Elementary School Education

Garrett County Public Schools operates elementary grade Pre-Kindergarten through grade five instructional programs for students in eight schools. The elementary curriculum is aligned with the Common Core State Standards. The elementary school programs place high priority on development of basic skills, as well as challenging each student to reach the maximum of his/her potential. The elementary school programs provide students with activities designed to meet each child's physical, social and intellectual development.

Common Core State Standards

Maryland Common Core Framework

Maryland Report Card