Second chance applications
The second chance application window is May 20 - 28.
Programs with available seats
Empty seats will be filled with qualified applicants from the second chance application.
Students must meet initial qualifications for the magnet program in which they want to apply. These requirements vary by program and can include test scores, grades, art/music assessments and more. Determine which programs your student qualifies for by reviewing information about each magnet program.
Learn more about specific testing and assessment requirements on the magnet assessments page.
In order to apply for a magnet program, you will need to have a Skyward account. If you have not previously created an account, please see: how to create and activate a new GISD Family Access Account.
Be sure to apply by the deadline listed in the application timelines below.
Follow these steps to apply for magnet programs:
For detailed, step-by-step instructions, see the Skyward Magnet Application and Program Continuation Form page.
If you are not currently a Garland ISD student, you must enroll before you can access the magnet application.
*If you don't have a Skyward account, please see: how to create and activate a Skyward Family Access account.
If the student qualifies and is placed in the first choice magnet, the student will not be considered for the second choice magnet.
If the student does not qualify for the first choice magnet, the student will be considered for the second choice magnet.
Find out more about priority placement on the magnet policies page.
All qualified applicants will be placed in a lottery and offered seats in the order they are chosen. When all the seats are filled, the remaining qualified students will be placed on the waiting list. Students will be called from the wait list as seats become available until the second week of school.
All qualified applicants will be ranked according to combined scores and offered seats in rank order. When all seats are filled, the remaining qualified students will be placed on the waiting list. Students will be called from the wait list as seats become available until the second week of school.
Families will be able to view program acceptance via Skyward Family Access on the notification date listed in the application timelines.
If a student is accepted, a parent must accept or decline the magnet seat on the parent notification form in Skyward on or before the deadline listed in the application timelines. If a parent accepts the magnet seat, the choice is binding for the entire school year. (Board policy EHBB Local).
Learn more about magnet program transfers, continuation, probation and exits on the magnet policies page.
Accepting a magnet seat serves as a student’s choice of school selection.
Students will only need to enter the choice of school process if:
Please review the 2019-20 application timeline dates below.
The second chance application window is for non-magnet students only.
|Magnet application for grades PreK-12||May 20-28||Skyward|
|Academic testing/Montessori observation||June 8||Luna Elementary|
|Results posted in Skyward||June 17||Skyward|
|Deadline to accept a seat||June 21||Skyward|