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 1,764 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Garrett County. Current metrics from the Garrett County Health Department are: 7-Day Positivity Percentage: 8.91%; 7-Day Case Rate Per 100,000: 17.73.

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

Southern Garrett

High School

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Slider image 1 of 7. Pictures of Students in Word SGHS
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School Counseling Services

Bev Sincell


Christopher Adams


Counselors Updates

No updates at this time

High School Counseling Services

The school counseling program at Southern Garrett High School, is designed to assist students in decision-making and to help each student appreciate their self-worth, grow emotionally, socially, academically and to be school/career ready upon graduation. The counselor provides academic guidance on the student’s journey through high school, provides insight on career choices including the military, continuing education and joining the work force immediately, provides lessons on topics like mindfulness, empathy, goal setting, and career exploration. Group counseling services are also provided that aide with self-acceptance, anger, coping skills and more. Teachers, families, or students may make referrals for specific problems to the school counselor. The school counselor meets with new students entering the school to welcome and orient them on the school’s expectations. School counselors also assist in the transition between grade levels including 8th grade students coming to the high school.


State Wide

Maryland’s Crisis Hotline available 24/7 Call 211, press 1.
Maryland Youth Crisis Hotline 1-800-422-0009 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
The Pro Bono Counseling Project, PBCP (410) 825-1001
National Alliance on Mental Illness, NAMI, Maryland Email: Phone: 410-884-8691 Warmline: 1-877-878

Garrett County

Local Behavioral Health Authority
Garrett County Behavioral Health Authority
1025 Memorial Drive Oakland, MD 21550 301-334-7440 Fax: 301-334 -7441 Director: Fred Polce
Local Crisis Hotline 301-695-7356