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 22-23 are below.

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

PreK-K magnet application dates

Application event Date Location
Magnet application opens March 21  
Deadline to complete GISD enrollment April 14  
Magnet application closes April 18  
Academic testing  April 30 Dorsey ES
Academic testing May 7 Dorsey ES
Results in Skyward May 16  
Deadline to accept/reject May 23  

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 11 Academic testing Rowlett HS
June 22 Results in Skyward*  
June 29 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: