Magnet programs

We are dedicated to providing high quality, innovative educational opportunities that inspire students to learn and achieve their goals.

Our magnet programs provide students with intensive focus in a particular area of interest.  Each magnet program has unique criteria that students must meet in order to apply.

Ready for kindergarten?

The magnet application period for students entering kindergarten is March 20-30.

Join us at the Kindergarten magnet program information meeting on March 25 to learn more about elementary magnets and the application process.

Visit the magnet application process page for more detailed information about applying.

Which program is right for me?

We want to help match you to the magnet program that aligns with your interests.

The School Interest Finder allows you to choose one or more areas of interest and then creates a list of schools with a magnet program that relates to at least one of your interests.

Check it out on our find the school for you page.

Interested in a magnet program?

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)

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.