Northern High School (Accident, Maryland)

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Northern High School
Accident, Maryland
United States
Coordinates 39°39′53″N 79°17′51″W / 39.66472°N 79.29750°W / 39.66472; -79.29750Coordinates: 39°39′53″N 79°17′51″W / 39.66472°N 79.29750°W / 39.66472; -79.29750
Type Public secondary
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 537[1]
Campus type Rural
Color(s) Blue and Gold

Northern Garrett High School is a four-year public secondary education school located in Accident, Maryland, that houses approximately 500 students from the northern end of Garrett County. It is part of the Garrett County Public Schools school district. The school mascot is the Husky and the school colors are blue and gold.

School Days[edit]

Students attend school for 180 days per school year. Five additional days are added to the calendar as make-up days. Due to the tremendous amounts of snowfall in Garrett County, it is not unusual for the school need additional make-up days, and thus they either add days at the end of the school year or during scheduled days off.

The day is divided into 5 periods, reduced in 2009 from 7 periods in an effort to unify the county's two high schools.

AP Classes[edit]

Northern Garrett High School has 8 Advanced Placement choices available for the students:

  • AP Biology
  • AP Calculus
  • AP English Literature & Composition
  • AP Environmental Geoscience
  • AP Physics
  • AP Psychology
  • AP U.S. History
  • AP U.S. Government & Politics
  • AP World History

Special Events[edit]

War of the Classes[edit]

On the early dismissal day before students leave for Thanksgiving break, students gather in the gymnasium. Ten to twelve students from each grade are elected to compete against the other grades in games such as "Turkey Bowling," War of the Classes, and the Loudest Class.


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