Policies and Procedures Handbook

Last Updated: 4/4/2007
Garrett County Public Schools
40 South Second Street
Oakland, MD 21550


Administrative Procedure

            Each year as they prepare to select courses for the following year, high school students receive a master list of course offerings which includes all required and elective courses which are part of the high school curriculum of the Garrett County Public Schools.

            Following the course selection process the administration of each high school determines, based on a variety of factors, the schedule of courses which will be taught the following year.  School schedules are finalized within the first two weeks of each new school year. 

            Any student enrolled in and attending a Garrett County public high school may request, in writing to the building principal, to register for a Maryland Virtual Learning Opportunity (MVLO) by April 1 of each school year.  MVLO is an educational service managed by the Maryland State Department of Education in collaboration with the Garrett County Public Schools.  The service is designed to provide on-line instruction for appropriate students aligned with challenging curricula which meets Maryland Content Standards, standards for Advanced Placement courses, and nationally accepted standards for technology, computer science and other courses whose content is not included in current State standards.  COMAR 13A.03.02.05D(1) specifies that credit may be given for MSDE-approved on-line courses.   MVLO participation may be granted based on one of the following circumstances:

            Since the Garrett County Public Schools is responsible for the oversight of the general curriculum it is apparent that the Board should be kept informed as to school schedules.  To this end the county master list of course offerings will be shared with the Board each year prior to the course selection process and the list of courses not taught will be shared with the Board each September. 

            Beginning in the fall of 2003, The Adult Career and Technology Academy (ACTA) will be jointly sponsored by Garrett College and the Garrett County Board fo Education.  After high school students have selected and been scheduled into Career and Technology courses offered during the school day, the school will determine the number of available slots for adult enrollment into these classes.  Interested adults will register through Garrett College the week prior to the first day of school.  The high school principals/designees will approve the adults enrolled into the program.

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