Global Business, Language & Leadership (GBL) - MS

The Global Business, Language & Leadership magnet program in middle school provides students with course options that will expand their understanding of global business, grant opportunities to learn languages that will make them more competitive, and provide them with a foundation that will assist them when they transfer to high school. The following are innovative aspects of this program:

  • business elective classes that may provide high school credit
  • language course options, including Mandarin Chinese
  • leadership development through community service activities
  • problem-based learning activities that connect class instruction to real-world applications
  • summer learning experiences


  • 50th percentile on reading and math achievement tests
  • pass STAAR
  • passing grades in core subjects
  • no serious discipline issues

Qualifying students are entered into a lottery, and openings are filled in the order in which they are drawn. Qualifying incoming sixth grade students from the Mandarin Chinese program at Weaver are automatically accepted. Students in good standing from the Global Business Language & Leadership program at Sellers are automatically accepted in the GBL program at Naaman Forest High School.

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How to apply

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