Choose your school

Enroll online for PK-12

Students new to Garland ISD may enroll online for the upcoming school year through Skyward, our student information system. See below for details about required enrollment documents and how to enroll using Skyward.

During these times, our main priority is the health and safety of all our families. As a preventive measure due to COVID-19, our offices will remain closed to the public. All enrollments will continue to be completed and processed remotely.* We greatly appreciate your patience as we continue to process a large number of online enrollments. 

Please contact us at or 972-494-8255 if you have any questions.

*Note: appointments will only be provided for specific and special situations at the discretion of Student Services.

2021-22 Choice of school dates

Families can select their school of choice during the Choice of School period:

  • January 6-February 26: Grades 1-12
  • March 24-May 28: PreK-K

In most districts, attendance zones determine where students will attend school. Our Choice of School program allows parents to select the campus they want their children to attend for the next school year, whether it's down the street or across town.

There are a lot of factors to consider when selecting the best option for your child. We’ve gathered some resources below to help you with this important decision.

Choice of School process

You will make an initial choice as part of the enrollment process and then again when changing school levels, such as moving from elementary to middle school. You also have the opportunity to change each year, if desired, during the Choice of School periods each spring.

See the Choice of School page for more details.

Haven't enrolled yet? See the enrollment page to get started.

Choice of School Periods for 2021-2022 School Year

  • Grades 1-12: Jan. 6, 2021-Feb. 26, 2021
  • Prekindergarten and Kindergarten: March 24, 2021- May 28, 2021

Magnet programs

Many of our schools also offer selective magnet programs that provide specialized
instruction and intensive focus in a specific area.
 Each program has unique criteria and a magnet application and acceptance is required to participate.

See magnet programs for more information.

Magnet Application Dates for 2021-2022 School Year

  • Grades 1-12: Jan. 6, 2021-Jan. 27, 2021
  • Prekindergarten and Kindergarten: March 24, 2021-April 21, 2021

Explore our schools

View the school profile pages to learn about specific program offerings, standardized dress and more.



Each school has a designated transportation-eligible zone. Students who live in that zone may be eligible for bus transportation. The transportation-eligible zone, which typically begins about two miles from the school, may vary somewhat from year to year.

Explore the district Transportation Maps for the current school year (2020-21) or upcoming school year (2021-2022).

  • The Bus Eligibility tab shows which schools may provide transportation based on your address. Remember that transportation to magnet program schools is only provided for students that are accepted into the magnet program.

  • The Closest School(s) tab shows which schools are closest to your home.

  • See the transportation eligibility area for each school. The Transportation Maps system also allows you to overlay the map with a layer that displays the bus transportation eligibility area for each school you are interested in.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs

From animation to automotive technology, culinary to cosmetology and horticulture to health sciences, we offer hundreds of Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses. This allows students to explore career interests and gain employable skills. They can also earn certifications and licensing to be able to start a career or earn additional college credit upon graduation.