Students entering Kindergarten in 2016
- Non-GISD students must pre-enroll in GISD at the Student Services Center. Visit the enrollment process page for more information.
- Enrolled and pre-enrolled students sign-up for program eligibility testing to take place during the Early Childhood Expo on June 11.
- Attend the Early Childhood Expo on June 11.
Students 3-5 years old in Sept. 2016 interested in Montessori program
Interested in a Magnet Program?
GISD is dedicated to providing high quality, innovative educational opportunities that inspire students to learn and achieve their goals. Our magnet programs offer a wide range of opportunities with specialized curriculum in areas such as
- Math, science & technology
- Dual language in Spanish
- Mandarin Chinese dual language immersion
- Enriched English, math, and arts programs
- Global business and leadership
- International Baccalaureate
- Classical studies and arts
- College and career
Each magnet program has unique criteria that students must meet in order to apply. Identify which programs your son/daughter qualifies for by reviewing information about our magnet programs. Students who meet the magnet qualifications are encouraged to apply to the appropriate magnet program(s). A magnet application must be submitted to the GISD online application system by or before the deadline to be considered for a GISD magnet program. Students already participating in a GISD magnet program are eligible to continue in that program as long as they continue to meet the qualifications and expectations for their given magnet strand.
See the individual program pages for application information.
See the Application Process page for dates and deadline information.
Students who live two or more miles from their magnet program are eligible for bus transportation. In the case of multiple campuses offering the same magnet programming, parents are advised to contact the Department of Transportation at 972-494-8530 or firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm the appropriate campus.
|Classical Magnet [K-5]||Classical Center at Vial|
|Dual Language Magnet [K-5]||Classical Center at Vial|
|Academy for Excellence [K-5]||
Kimberlin Academy for Excellence
|Mandarin Chinese||Back Elementary
|Math, Science, Technology (MST) Magnet [K-5]||Beaver Technology Center
Watson Technology Center
|Middle School Programs||School(s)|
|Classical Magnet||Classical Center at Brandenburg|
|Academy for Excellence||Austin Academy for Excellence|
|Global Business, Leadership, & Language Magnet||Sellers Middle School|
|Math, Science, Technology (MST) Magnet||Jackson Technology Center|
|High School Programs||School(s)|
College & Career Magnet (Classical)
|Lakeview Centennial High School|
|Collegiate Academy||Lakeview Centennial High School|
|International Baccalaureate World School (IB)||Garland High School|
|Performing Arts Endorsement (PAE)||Garland High School|
|Global Business, Leadership, & Language Magnet||Naaman Forest High School|
|North Garland High School|