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 1,716 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: 50.7.

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

Youth Development

Student Government

Garrett County middle and high schools offer opportunities for students to develop their leadership skills through involvement in school-based and county/state level student government organizations.  Each school has an advisor and organization with the intent to extend some leadership training and opportunities to elementary level students as SGA develops and grows.  Students participate in a number of school-based activities to promote positive school culture, provide appropriate activities for students, seek to improve the community through service projects, and advocate for students at the local, county, and state level.

Current Advisors

County-wide Advisor - Ms. Amy Rowan (NX)
SHS - Mr. Zach Trautwein
NHS - Ms. Angela Berger
SX - Ms. LuAnn Watson
NX - Ms. Lorie Burdock


Garrett County Association of Student Councils or GCASC is a county-wide organization that provides a forum for students in middle and high school to join together as they share ideas and concerns.  The group currently meets one time a month at Perkins Restaurant. While any student is encouraged to attend, each school is asked to provide 4 delegates to this council who commit to attending 50% of the meetings. Each school gives a report of their activities and the group discusses various ideas, projects, etc. at each meeting.  The Student Member on the Board of Education or SMOB also attends these meetings and provides updates relating to Board of Education meetings and business.  

NOTE:  Links will soon be available that include all meeting dates, links to resources and MSDE/MASC as well as minutes and agendas of meetings.