September 8, 2020 is the first day of school for the GCPS students.

The GCPS central office will be closed to the public until further notice. Anyone with a question or concern may contact, and you will receive a response.

There have been 46 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Garrett County.

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

Special Education

Partners For Success

Partners for Success (PFS) is a program through the Garrett County Board of Education whose goal is to enhance the quality of education for students with special needs by supporting parent and school involvement.  A Parent Liaison is employed by the 
Board of Education to coordinate and provide information and training for parents and educators throughout the county and serve as a resource for school and community services.  In Garrett County Public Schools, the Partners for Success Parent Liaison is Tracy Park. Tracy resides in Oakland MD with her husband Joel and her two children a son, PFC Austin King, 20 and a daughter, Jordan Landis, 15 who is currently attending Southern High School. 
    “I am very excited to get to know the parents and the students and become a part of the family that is Partners for Success. I hope             to bring my abundant energy to the already amazing resources available and be an 
          integral part of the team.” ~ Tracy
Workshops, seminars, newsletters and trainings provided by PFS will reflect parent and community needs and may include sign language, sibling workshops, support groups, estate planning, behavior management, understanding IEPs and dealing with challenges of 
specific disorders.  PFS also has an ever-expanding lending library for parents, students and faculty.  Books on a variety of disorders, behaviors, as well as sibling support and understanding are available.  If you have an interest in a specific area or know of a book, magazine, website or other material that is a valuable resource, please feel free to contact Tracy at any time. 
Tracy can be contacted at the Southern High School Office of Infants and Toddlers/Partners for Success at 301-533-0240.  Please leave a message or email   She is generally in the Southern High office Tuesday and Thursday, but will be happy to schedule other meeting times.