Elementary Math, Science, Technology (MST) Magnet Programs

Garland ISD elementary MST program named an Apple Distinguished Program for 2012-13

Apple It's one of only 103 programs nationwide, and the only elementary program in Texas to receive this distinction.

See why:

Kids on Mac

GISD Elementary MST Program - Apple Distinguished Program Application

View the application in iBooks (for viewing on iPad in landscape mode using the iBooks App)


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

Beaver and Watson Technology Centers 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.


Students must:

  • Score at the 75th percentile or above on a standardized achievement test
  • Pass all sections of STAAR
  • Maintain report card grades of 85+ in math and science
  • No serious discipline problems
  • No truancy

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.

Application for elementary Math, Science, Technology magnet

The Kindergarten MST application process will be online. The application link for the upcoming school year will be displayed here as soon as it becomes available.

Eligible GISD students in grades 1-5 will receive nomination forms in the mail. Non-GISD K-5 students should contact the Gifted & Talented Office at 972-487-3193 or A899@garlandisd.net for more information.