Current News, Events, and Press Releases

Northern and Southern Garrett High Schools in US News and World Report School Rankings for 2018
Northern and Southern Garrett High Schools each received the 2018 “Bronze” national ranking as two of the best high schools in the United States by "U.S. News and World Report."
Swan Meadow School Receives 2018 Sustainable Maryland Green School Award
The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) announces that Swan Meadow School has been certified as a 2018 Sustainable Maryland Green School.
FSU to Host Western MD STEM Festival
FSU will host the annual Western MD STEM Festival on Saturday, May 5th. The event is free and open to K-12 students who are home-schooled or attending public or private schools and their parents.
Lego Robotic Teams Earn State Championship Awards 
Garrett County’s FIRST Lego League Team 3659 NeXT GEN won the first-place champions’ award at the Maryland State FIRST Lego League Championship Feb. 24 at UMBC in Baltimore.
Garrett College, FSU Sign Computer Articulation Agreements
Garrett College and Frostburg State University have signed articulation agreements in computer science and computer information systems that will allow students to move seamlessly from GC to FSU.
Garrett College Partners With Elementary Schools on Diversity Program
Jose Vitale, a Garrett College international student on the Lakers’ baseball team, has clearly hit a home run with two groups of elementary students.
Third Annual Mountain Maker's Fest Slated for August 12th
Garrett College is hosting the third annual Mountain Maker Fest on Saturday, August 12, from 9 a.m. to noon at the college’s Career Technology Training Center located in Accident.
CARC Director Appointed to Advisory Council
Steve Putnam, Director of the Garrett College Community Aquatic and Recreation Complex has been appointed to the 2017-18 Small Programs Advisory Council of NIRSA: Leaders in Collegiate Recreation.
Foundation to Support Garrett County Public Schools is Launched
A new organization has been launched with the purpose of financially boosting Garrett County Public Schools. The GCPS Dr. Wendell Teets Foundation was kicked off with a reception on Friday.
Garrett College Enacts New Border Rate For PA & WV
It’s suddenly a lot more affordable for some West Virginia and Pennsylvania residents to attend Garrett College.
FIRST Robotics Team Advances to Championship
Garrett County’s High School FIRST Robotics Team 1629, GaCo, was invited to compete at the FIRST Championship in St. Louis at the conclusion of the Chesapeake District Championship in Richmond, VA.
Local High Schools in US News and World Report's School Rankings
Northern and Southern Garrett High Schools received Silver and Bronze rankings, respectively, in US News and World Report's 2016 national high school rankings of the best high schools in the U.S.
Garrett, Allegany Students to Compete in Robot Performance
A FIRST LEGO League Robotics Competition will be held at Northern Garrett High School on December 12th.
BEACON Study Estimates Garrett County Public Schools' Economic Impact on County
The operation of Garrett County Public Schools generates an estimated economic impact of $67.91 million annually within the county, a study unveiled to the Board of Education today shows.
Team 1629 Competes at the Chesapeake Regional, Receives Top Honors
FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Team 1629 (GaCo) competed last weekend, April 2-4, among 58 teams, including teams from Israel, Canada, and the United Arab Emirates.