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.

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There have been 1,665 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: 51.2.

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

Southern Garrett

High School

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National Honor Society


Southern HS National Honor Society Website
Guidelines and Information--2020-2021 (NHS Guidelines and Information for 2020-2021)
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of Scholarship, Leadership, Service, and Character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.
Today, it is estimated that over one million students participate in activities of the NHS and its middle level counterpart, the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS). NHS chapters are found in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and many U.S. Territories and Canada. Chapter membership not only recognizes students for their accomplishments, but challenges them to develop further through active involvement in school activities and providing community service.
NHS Membership Criteria
Membership in the National Honor Society is more than just an honor roll. The National Honor Society chapter establishes rules for membership that are based upon a student's outstanding performance in the areas of scholarship, service, leadership, and character. These four criteria for selection form the foundation upon which the organization and its activities are built. The selection process and criteria are established by the Faculty Council of Southern Garrett High School for the Foster D. Bittle Chapter of the National Honor Society. The Faculty Council is appointed annually by the Principal. The process towards membership begins with the nomination process, proceeds to Probationary membership, and ends with Induction into the National Honor Society. Students in either the 11th or 12th grade who meet the scholarship criteria, a cumulative weighted grade point average of 3.7, are nominated for membership to the National Honor Society in the fall of the school year. The grade point average is taken from the end of the prior school year. This grade criteria is also used for determination of probationary membership and full membership. Once accepted into probationary membership, students are required to meet criteria in scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Please contact the Foster D. Bittle Chapter Advisors Ms. Heather Savage ( and Ms. Bethany Custer ( with any questions.