Southern Middle School is a part of Garrett County Public Schools, which operates several elementary, middle and high schools. Southern Middle School serves students in grades six through eight. Its academic curriculum includes various subjects, such as language arts, math, science, social studies and computer education. The school also offers a variety of after-school and academic intervention programs. In addition, Southern Middle School conducts classes in character education. It also provides transportation services to students. The school organizes parent-teacher conferences that provide opportunities for the discussion of mutual concerns and fosters communication with the school and community. Southern Middle School is located in Oakland, Md.