Elementary Math, Science, Technology (MST) magnet programs

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

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 all sections of STAAR
  • Report card grades of 85+ in math and science
  • 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 program named an Apple Distinguished Program for 2012-13 and 2013-15

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

See why:

View the 13-15 application in iBooks (for viewing on iPad in landscape mode using the iBooks App)

Kids on Mac

12-13 GISD Elementary MST Program - Apple Distinguished Program Application

View the 12-13 application in iBooks (for viewing on iPad in landscape mode using the iBooks App)



Magnet Program Survey

Magnet Program SurveyParents, students and community members are invited to participate in a Garland ISD magnet program interest survey...Take the Survey

Application for elementary Math, Science, Technology magnet

See the non-G/T section on the Application Process page for more information about admission to this program.