Apply for a PreK-K Magnet Program April 1-19

Families can apply for entry into prekindergarten and kindergarten magnet programs via Avela Apply during the 2024-25 Choice of School process. Magnet applications will be available until April 19.

  • If your student is already in GISD Pre-K: Check your email for your Avela account login details and see the How Choice Works page for more information.
  • If your student is not enrolled in GISD: You must be enrolled to apply. Visit our enrollment page to get started.

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 and more. Determine which programs your student qualifies for by reviewing information about each magnet program.

Application process

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Magnet application timelines

The application timeline dates for 24-25 are below. Please apply for the grade your student will enter.

Note: Students only test if the magnet program they are applying for requires it.

Application dates for students entering PreK-K

Application event Date Location
Magnet application opens April 1  
Magnet application closes April 19  
Academic testing  April 27 Dorsey ES
Academic testing May 4 Dorsey ES
Choice/Magnet results sent out June 3-7  

Second chance application dates

Non-magnet PreK-12 students can apply for the remaining magnet seats.

Date Application event Location
June 10  Magnet application opens  
June 17 Magnet application closes  
June 22 Academic testing Sachse HS
July 15 Magnet results posted  
June 19 Deadline to accept/reject  

Note: Open Enrollment participants are allowed to apply for remaining seats but will be placed after resident students who may be taking part in the second chance application process.

Contact us

For more information about Magnet Programs, contact:
For more information about enrollment or the Choice of School process, contact: