Magnet programs

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
  • Montessori
  • Accelerated Math & Science
  • Air Force Junior ROTC (AFJROTC)

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.

Bus transportation

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 to confirm the appropriate campus.