Elementary Math, Science, Technology (MST) magnet programs

Technology-enhanced learning with a special emphasis on Math and Science

For students with a high interest in math, science and technology, Garland ISD offers magnet programs at the elementary, middle and high school levels.

Beaver and Watson Technology Centers for Math & Science are schools designed to attract students with a high interest in math, science, and technology. All subjects are taught with a heavy emphasis on classroom use of technology and hands-on problem solving. Students enjoy enriched learning opportunities such as planting in the greenhouse, forecasting the weather via the weather station, and studying the stars in the portable planetarium.


  • 75 percentile+ on reading and math achievement tests
  • Pass STAAR
  • Report card grades of 80+ in math and science
  • Pass all other subjects on report card
  • No serious discipline problems

Qualifying students are entered into a lottery, and openings are filled by applicants in the order in which they are drawn. Students who wish to continue their MST experience after completing fifth grade are accepted into Jackson Technology Center for Math & Science provided all qualifications continue to be met.

For more information

Contact the participating campuses:

Beaver Technology Center for Math & Science

Watson Technology Center for Math & Science

Garland ISD elementary MST recognized as Apple Distinguished Program

Apple Apple recognizes outstanding schools and programs worldwide for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence.

Garland ISD's elementary MST magnet program has been named as an Apple Distinguished Program for 2012-13, 2013-15 and 2015-17.

See why:

How to apply?

See the Application Process page for details and other application dates.