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School Closure

With student and staff safety as our top concern, GISD has decided to close all schools and offices on Friday, February 3, 2023, due to continued unsafe road conditions. See the Weather Procedures page for more details.



Magnet program applications open

The magnet program application period is open from Jan. 6-18 for students entering grades 1-12. Learn more about what we offer on our Magnet Programs page.

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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Application timelines

The application timeline dates for 23-24 are below.

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

Application dates (grades 1-12)

Application event Date Location
Magnet application opens Jan. 6  
Magnet application closes Jan. 18  
Academic testing Jan. 28 North Garland HS
Results in Skyward Feb. 9  
Deadline to accept/reject a seat Feb. 16  

Need help filing out a magnet application? Attend one of our help sessions on Jan. 10Jan. 12 or Jan. 17.

PreK-K magnet application dates

Application event Date Location
Magnet application opens March 21  
Magnet application closes April 18  
Academic testing  April 29 Dorsey ES
Academic testing May 6 Dorsey ES
Results in Skyward May 17  
Deadline to accept/reject May 24  

Second chance application dates

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

Date Application event Location
May 26  Magnet application opens  
June 2 Magnet application closes  
June 10 Academic testing (K-11) Rowlett HS
June 19 Results sent by email  
June 23 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: